Dishonored 2 beta 1.1 patch to start addressing PC issues

New Nvidia video card driver also recommended for installation


Dishonored 2 has gotten some stellar reviews, but some PC users have gotten a less than stellar experience, with slowdowns and other technical issues. Arkane Studios is moving quickly to try to fix the problems, releasing a 1.1 beta update for the games.

The lastest update starts with a "small number of fixes":

  • Mouse improvements, including a fix for sensitivity being framerate dependent 
  • Fixes an AMD cloth physics issue, which impacts framerates at various points in the game
  • Fixes an issue affecting CPU task priority - the game no longer switches CPU task priority

This is a beta update and not automatic, so you will need to select BetaPatch from the betas pull down menu for Dishonored 2 in Steam.

In addition, if you are running an Nvidia card, it is recommended that you update to driver 375.95, which addresses "low memory clocks on certain factory-overclocked Pascal cards." If you have an AMD card, driver 16.10.2 is still recommended.

The team said it is already working on patch 1.2, which should address "a broader range of issues including performance." It is expected to be available some time next week.

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