Deus Ex: Human Revolution patch nerfs zig-zags, improves loading times

Tom Senior


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Have you been playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution this week? Have you noticed how Adam Jensen plays like a twitchy, zig-zagging maniac? No, nor have I. Nonetheless, the first patch has reduced Jensen's diagonal movement speed, and lowered the default levels of mouse sensitivity. He's less like a bishop, and more like a sturdy, straightforward rook. In truth, he's flexible. Like a queen with a pointy beard and robot arms.

Start up crashes and loading times have also been fixed and improved respectively. You'll find the Steam patch notes below.

Issues addressed include:

  • A frequent issue for AMD/ATI hardware users that can cause the game to crash on startup.

  • Improvements to loading speed. The speed increase depends on machine spec and settings, but loading time improvements of over 50% have been measured on some machines.

  • Some control fixes:

    • Diagonal movement is no longer faster as intended.

    • Adjustments have been made to mouse sensitivity in response to user feedback.

    • Mouse sensitivity for X and Y axis can still be configured separately, but is now consistent when set to default settings.

    • The range of settings for mouse sensitivity has been adjusted to provide for more accurate adjusting.

    • The default mouse sensitivity has been altered to be somewhat less sensitive.

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Tom Senior

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed. Tom will be attending the PC Gamer Weekender in London in March. Click here to find out how to attend!

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