Killer Instinct PC port has a major bug linked to your monitor refresh rate

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Killer Instinct launched on PC yesterday, but it looks like the game’s framerate is tied to the user’s monitor refresh, making the game difficult to play if your monitor refreshes anywhere outside of 60hz.

A YouTube user uploaded a video showing his Windows 10 copy of Killer Instinct running on his PC, which just so happens to be connected to a monitor with a 140hz refresh rate. As you can see from the video below, the game is completely unplayable at this speed.

Fortunately, Iron Galaxy Studios is aware of the situation and is working on patching the PC version of Killer Instinct as soon as possible. In the meantime, a NeoGAF user has discovered you can set the framerate limiter for a specific game profile, so long as you have an NVIDIA video card. There’s already a game profile for Killer Instinct, although a patch would be a much more convenient option.

If you planned on buying Killer Instinct on PC, be sure you don’t run into this problem as you could end up with a hyperspeed version of the game if your refresh rate is too high.

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    March 30, 2016 7:11 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Killer Instinct PC port has a major bug linked to your monitor refresh rate

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      March 30, 2016 7:35 AM

      I thought it seemed a little skittery the couple games I played last night at 100hz

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      March 30, 2016 8:16 AM

      It's like its 1989 all over again and I have to hit the turtle button on my computer. Don't assume my refresh rate is a slow ass 60hz, just like don't assume my CPU is a slow ass 286.

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      March 30, 2016 8:51 AM

      While this is annoying, I'd hate for this bug to destroy the reputation of what is otherwise a really awesome game. Can workaround for now by setting your desktop to 60 hz and jumping in.

      I've been playing at 4K using Nvidia's DSR, and it looks and sounds very nice.

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        March 30, 2016 11:54 AM

        Nah id say tue work around is to not buy in until they fix it.... Assuming their target audiance is all using 60hz screens or is willing to fiddle with video setting for 1 game is either being arrogant or clueless its hard to tell sometimes.

        Also if i dident hear about this and got used to the game at 100hz it would be pretty shitty to have to relearn everything at 60hz.... Thats some ragequit lvl stuff

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      March 30, 2016 9:26 AM

      *salute* Major bug

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      March 30, 2016 9:34 AM

      Great to see this bullshit universal app initiative working out so well for MS.

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        March 30, 2016 9:34 PM

        What does this have to do with universal apps?

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      March 30, 2016 10:54 AM

      Microsoft messing up PC published games is....ironic

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      March 30, 2016 12:32 PM

      Thank you for not calling it a glitch.

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      March 30, 2016 12:42 PM

      I like the game better at 120hz

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      March 30, 2016 10:38 PM

      that video was funny

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      March 31, 2016 3:17 PM

      You don't need a Nvidia card to limit fps, it's ridiculously easy to do it in amd control panel if you have an AMD card.