There’s a new Dishonored 2 PC beta patch today, and the change list is a whopper

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 00:03 GMT

Dishonored 2 is a bit rough on PC, but this prolific patch might help.

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Dishonored 2 PC players can opt-in to a second beta patch on Steam.

Where Dishonored 2 beta patch 1.1 included three major issues, update 1.2 is much weightier – there’s a long list of crash fixes, performance tweaks, UI changes, and adjustments to alt-tab and menu options.

The full Dishonored 2 beta patch notes are so lengthy that I won’t reproduce them here; visit the Dishonored 2 hub on Steam for everything. Instead, here’s the supplied summary:

  • General performance and optimization improvements
  • Auto-detection of the Visual settings was re-worked based on player feedback and observed issues. If still experiencing issues after updating drivers and downloading patch 1.2, advise using the “Restore Settings” option to apply the recommended settings for your hardware.
  • Max pre-rendered frames is now managed by the game, advise removing any previous manual customizations in graphics driver control panel
  • Fixes multiple related to game logic
  • Fixed various issues related to user interface
  • Fixed various issues related to mouse/KB and gamepad, including:
    • Mouse smoothing is now set to minimum by default
  • Fixed various issues related to using alt-tab related bugs
  • Fixed various issues related to multiple monitors:
    • Fixed a bug where Resolution Scaling was deactivated when the game ran above 30 FPS
    • Changed the Resolution Scaling settings to be more clear
  • Added new settings in the Options menu:
    • Added a Framerate Limiter so the player can limit framerate fluctuation when playing without V-sync
    • Added TAA Sharpness option
    • Added more options to V-Sync settings. NOTE: If you previously disabled V-sync, please check your FPS limiter setting to ensure it is set to your desired limit.
    • Added Triple Buffering option

With such a lengthy list of changes it’s pretty likely at least some of your Dishonored 2 problems will be resolved by the patch (unless they’re gameplay-related, in which case check out Dishonored 2 guide and walkthrough, plug plug), but Arkane has also included a stack of known issues and as with all beta patches it’s a bit of a risk. Hit the link above to check the issues and for instructions on how to opt in if you decide to go for it.

There has been some criticism of the PC build of Dishonored 2, which is a shame – the franchise has its roots in classic PC games.

Arkane and Bethesda are pretty keen to smooth it out, if this enormous Dishonored 2 beta patch is any indication.

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