How has the performance gotten worse?

My PC slightly exceeds the recommended specs for the game, and yet I sometimes dip into the 20 fps range on medium settings, and it wasn’t like this months ago.

Can I ask what specs you’re on? It’s just my wife has an AMD chip, has been able to play with her system maxed out for years, then in the last month, she’s been unable to play due to serious performance issues- like 12 fps drops and complete freezes. Meanwhile my game’s fine… well at the moment with this new patch it’s buggy as hell, but that’s for another post.