Patch 4.4 Performance Issues/FPS Drops

Many players have observed substantial performance improvements with the release of patch 4.4 but we appreciate this hasn’t solved everybody’s issues, and so we need to continue investigating.

Please help us out by including the information below:

  • What sort of FPS are you achieving?
  • Have you made sure your mods are disabled? This is important!
  • Your PC’s specifications?
  • Your Windows version? ‘Settings’ → ‘About’ → ‘OS Build’
  • Was Sienna played? Which career?
  • Was there lit lamp oil involved?
  • Which locations do you notice this the most in? Screenshots of the worst offending areas appreciated!
  • Did your FPS drop after using power-ups, or right from the start?

Thank you!

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There is a type of performance issue that i’m still seeing after 4.4 and it typically doesn’t change FPS (at least when capped at 60, which after 4.4 is more stable for me than uncapped at 100+ with some swings dips).

Often during an instance of high enemy density, it feels like there is input lag.
FPS doesn’t move although CPU usage will sometimes go DOWN. Typically you expect a higher CPU usage/load if there is lag, not the inverse.

It doesn’t record well, as input lag typically doesn’t.

Issue noticed more in Chaos Wastes than not.


Always CPU bottlenecked, despite the old GPU it doesn’t need to do much, typical load:
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Issue happens with/without mods, and with/without Sienna or oil.

My obs seems to have lost the old input tracker I had installed on it, although I’m not even sure it would help.

Considering Chaos Wastes in later areas often results with a lot of temp buffs and buff stacking, there’s certainly a possibility that this is a factor, but I’m doubtful.

This could literally just be an issue with the servers, but maybe it’s not, or something can be done to limit the load with them.

For me, it’s happening at very weird intervals. Sometimes a horde plays out fine, other times I’m getting huge FPS drops. Sometimes if a Blightstormer casts a vortex near me and I look at the vortex, my FPS drops from 60+ to about 20 or less. If I’m looking at one specific torch or if I’m inside a cave, looking at one specific angle also drops FPS.

If this wasn’t enough, there are many audio issues ever since the patch drops. All I’m hearing is just ambience sounds, music and dialogue/banter. I can’t hear specials spawning, I can’t hear the “about to get hit” warning sound, nor can I hear hits or the X-Sword iconic headshot sound.

I have an i7 6700K Non-OC, GTX 970 and 16 gigs of ram. The game is also installed on my SSD. I made this reddit post here if it helps… I’m sorry for the vid being short. EDIT: All sanctioned mods were enabled. I’ll try it soon without mods to see the results.

I’ve just finished trying out a new CW expedition without any mods enabled and the experience is the same. I tried taking some screenshots to show the FPS drops but was unaware that in screenshots, the FPS don’t appear. Seems that the oil canister and the Gas Rat bombs cause severe FPS drops. Also, there was no Sienna in the game.

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