Yeah, 1.1, no difference. I got slightly higher fps, but stuttering is the same as from v22.214.171.124 onward.
Patch 126.96.36.199 broke smooth gameplay for me. I had all high and extreme settings before - fluctuating between 60 and 90 fps, feeling was very smooth even on 60fps, now I have everything low, 130-230fps, which in max hordes and open world (most demanding Empire of flames) drops to ~80, but is 90% of the time above 100, and still not getting smooth feeling as before with 60fps. In fact, DX12 runs noticeable worse than DX11, less frames per second, more stutter with significantly more frame time. Was struggling to be competitive on legend after the 188.8.131.52 patch in DX12 mode, then was forced to switch to lowest graphical settings and DX11, for the sake of smoothness of gameplay.
FPS counter shows 80fps in max horde, but it feels like 20 at times. As if server tick rate decreased to 15 or 20 during heavy horde, but fps stay high. Also, if I get a player with high ping, it destroys gameplay, because the whole game starts warping and stuttering. This is not the case If I play with bots only. When playing with bots, game feels solid, I get much more critical hits too. As soon as human players connect to me, I always get a spike and afterward slight constant stutter, micro-warps even if I am hosting. It feels like I am not the host, but the server is somewhere between all the players connected, so we all feel lag. If I host and have human players on the team, delays are minimized, but still there. If I play with bots only, there is no delay, and slashing is much more enjoyable. Physics works so nicely with bots only, but with humans present, constant slight stutter is preventing critical hits and denying me to properly use physics of the weapon for better movement and dodging.
Also, when closing the game (Quit game), game would close, after that, I can sometimes briefly see another window/scene from a different level that we played before, getting closed. Somehow secretly running 2 levels at once, or what is this saucery?!