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Ixnatifual

XCOM 2 sucks

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How disappointing AAA developers can't get their act together. I have nothing on the gameplay itself, but the technical issues, especially in the performance department, really ruins the game. It's like Arkham Knight all over again. The one saving grace is that the game is turn-based, so the framerate drops and stuttering are only annoying rather than game-breaking.

Stay away from this game unless they fix it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is on sale, though, so get that instead if you have not played it. Graphics are not much worse and it runs super smooth.

And this is coming from someone who is above the recommended requirements in every aspect. I'd hate to think how it runs on machines equal or lower to the recommended specs. People on Titan GPUs are also having issues.

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I heard that some of the GPU drivers that came out break the game, so that's most likely the cause of the problems and not XCOM 2 itself. All I can say is wait for the drivers to update, and do some research before jumping out and blaming the devs for a broken game.

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Technical problems hm, i guess i shouldn't get it just yet then while on minimum requirements.

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I have not heard of these mysterious game-breaking drivers specifically designed to screw over one game, nor have I received any. The performance issues were also known and mentioned in advance of release as well. TotalBiscuit was even noticing it on his monster machine. Yet Firaxis decided to release the game in that sate anyway.

Why would you resort to dishonesty to defend the developer in this matter?

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I saw del streaming it and it seemed to be running just fine for what i've seen.

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Works fine for me with the game on high settings while I record it. I should have no problems increasing the settings but if I do some of the character animations lag in customization and loadout screens. It has a chance to crash when I minimize it and try to start it again, maybe one out of ever three or four times.

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The game needs updated drivers however that is not at all the source of it's issues. This is a title where you wait for a sale or wait till they fix a number of bugs. While I am enjoying the game, the majority of folks would do well to hold off till it is in better shape. 

 

Side note, to compare this to Arkham would be a little too harsh. 

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I have not heard of these mysterious game-breaking drivers specifically designed to screw over one game, nor have I received any. The performance issues were also known and mentioned in advance of release as well. TotalBiscuit was even noticing it on his monster machine. Yet Firaxis decided to release the game in that sate anyway.

Why would you resort to dishonesty to defend the developer in this matter?

What the hell makes you think I'm lying? I'm just telling you what I heard asshole.

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What the hell makes you think I'm lying? I'm just telling you what I heard asshole.

I am sorry for being blunt, but you either made this story up or you judge others by your own faults, ie. not doing your "research?" Either way seems dishonest.

I don't think the comparison to Arkham Knight is too harsh. There is no doubt a good game behind the technical issues. The difference is that in a game where you are in control real-time and must make fast decisions like in Arkham Knight, performance issues can be rather game-breaking as you lose control of your character/vehicle. In a turn-based game it is not game-breaking, just very annoying.

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I wanted to say i got the game today, it runs quite smooth up until now on MEDIUM even! quite surprised since my rig is obselete now haha, u can find the specs by clicking the spoiler button below. 30 fps solid ^^ with gpu fully clocked. I just started however, 2 hours in, hope i won't find anything game breaking soon. I am using the amd's beta driver. 15.201.11? I only got that red screen bug, that goes away by pressing enter.

 

I am curious, anyone else using AMD? anyone find any bugs? i want to avoid running into em.

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Good news, Firaxis say they are looking into the performance issues: 

As for bugs I've had a few, and some of the bugs from XCOM: EU/EW are still there. Nothing game-breaking, though, mostly just oddities. I'm running NVIDIA though (GTX 780). I wouldn't consider 30 FPS smooth - in fact my base feels like it's stuttering as Hell all the time as my framerate drops to around 30 there. I'm at 60 during a mission if I'm sitting still, but when things happen or I pan around the framerate sometimes goes all over the place.

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For me the performance issues are gone since the last update of the game (and the latest GPU driver update)

I´m running it on the R9 280DD from XFX. There is only one small "lag" whenever the loading scene ends and you can start the mission ^^ (when the start button gets available)

Its a good game! I can recommend it, what really dragged down the FPS in the game previously was the AA, but now its fine.

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Have yet to have performance issues and the patch seems to address many issues the community presented. The DLC announcement threw me for a loop though. A whole third of the season pass is entirely cosmetic?

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Thats why I hate season pass.... cause you subscribe for something you have no idea what value it might offer....

Bad joke inc: so on the season pass.... I gotta pass ;D

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Having 100% cosmetic dlc in a game that is supposed to be high on mod support seems pointless to me.

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