It’s finally arrived. Cyberpunk 2077 has launched on console and PC to millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, as great as the game is in some eyes, it does struggle with maintaining frame rates when being played on the PC. For those players facing such struggles, there are a few things you can do to improve the FPS and make your experience in Night City a little smoother.
There are some default settings that should be changed if you find you’re having issues with the FPS. The first would be turning off Depth of Field. Other settings that may also cause issues are the film grain, motion blur, and chromatic aberration, all of which can be turned off. At the very least, turn them off one by one and see if your game improves.
A more obvious suggestion is to ensure that the drivers for your graphics card are up to date. AMD and Nvidia drivers are constantly updating, usually monthly. So, it’s possible that yours is in need of one now.
One of the more likely culprits of unstable FPS is the Cascaded Shadows Resolution. Players with high-end systems are more likely to flex when it comes to resolution settings. In this case, it’s best to keep Cascaded Shadow Resolution at the most on a medium setting. Every other setting can be set to high with minimal effect on your frame rates, but Cascaded Shadow Resolution has the higher chance of crashing it. Do yourself a favor and lower it.
Reviews of Cyberpunk 2077 have had both highs and lows, but one thing that they all seem to agree on is the performance and the issues associated. These performance issues are not exclusive to PC as even players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are complaining of how bad the game looks.
For a brand new game that had ludicrous hype surrounding it, this is definitely not a ringing endorsement to make a purchase. Many critics of the game have already warned potential buyers to wait until all of the bugs and performance issues have been ironed out.
The day one patch did very little to resolve the vast majority of bugs that currently riddle the game of Cyberpunk 2077. Yet, despite its flaws Cyberpunk 2077 currently holds a 90 on metacritic with plenty singing its praises (zero negative reviews as of this article), some of which have already spent 20 or more hours unveiling the mysteries of Night City.
The optimist in me says that the developers will eventually smooth everything out in due time. Then fans will finally get a real glimpse at the “game of the year” potential that Cyberpunk 2077 has to offer.
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