Unplayable Loading Times with Minimum Requirements

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Issue Description:

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Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Install Darktide onto any connected HDD drive instead of an SSD.


Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
[11/30/2022, 6:00PM] [EST]

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

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Description of Issue:
For some further context, I have been hearing the loading times are better on an SSD as opposed to an HDD, however I would argue that on an HDD from my experience the game is completely unplayable in terms of load times, some taking over fifteen minutes, taking a long time both to actually log in, and then an additional long time to load into the Mourningstar and then again into any missions.

In the recommended specifications on the Steam page it suggests an SSD, however I feel as though this is misleading with the current state of the game, as it does NOT suggest this in the minimum specifications. I would really like to see this be quickly addressed as this was never an issue for me in VerminTide2 which appeared to run adequately with reasonable load times on an HDD.

Check if your anti-virus has the game whitelisted. its possible your AV is constantly file locking which is contributing to long load times

As above, and I am also making note of these complaints. You’re not the only one.