Just started noticing this issue more and it’s starting to annoy me. Every so often I get this little hitch or microstutter when playing the game. The Steam FPS counter doesn’t pick it up. Can’t verify what’s actually happening because MSI Afterburner no longer wants to work with my game on my system. I do have some monitoring outside of Afterburner and everything seems to be the same as it has always been. I don’t even know when I started noticing this issue. It’s much worse when connection to the host is bad. Like unbearably worse.
I had a thought that it might be mods so I disabled all of mine. The stutter or hitching is still there. Not sure what else to try because it doesn’t seem to be associated with any particular setting. Haven’t tried a reinstall. But like I want to do that.
I didn’t start having this issue until the 1.6 patches, and I have a beefy PC. Zero issues before the last few weeks. The fact that I’m even getting this at all makes absolutely zero sense.
9900k 4.7 ghz
32 GB 3200
Edit: Just tried moving my game install to a different SSD. Original install was on a NVME PCIE SSD. Moved to a SATA SSD. Stutter is still present and seems to be pretty much the same. Maybe less? Probably anecdotal just based on when I was actually noticing it. Was monitoring FPS with Steam overlay. No noticeable dips in FPS when the stutters occurred. Going to try a clean install on the NVME drive later this week. Don’t have high hopes for it doing anything to fix the issue.
Clearly this is a game issue because I didn’t have this before the 1.6 patches.