A Dishonored 2 performance patch will be out "in the coming days"

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Yesterday, Bethesda made some suggestions for improving the performance of the PC version of Dishonored 2, which has been widely reported to be suffering from issues, particularly on mid-range PCs. Unfortunately, most of those ideas can be summed up as "turn down your settings." But in an update posted today, the studio said that a proper fix is on the way. 

"We have been monitoring the PC forums and social channels and while we're excited to hear that many of you are enjoying the game, we are disheartened that some of you are experiencing PC performance issues on some systems. We are actively working to provide an update to address your concerns. The patch and its release notes will be available in the coming days," the message says. "With the feedback our support group has received, we are preparing a patch intended to provide improvements to allow for more consistent framerates on affected systems and provide an update to the mouse code for smoother input." 

Until the patch is live, Bethesda recommended that users having problems with Dishonored 2 follow its earlier advice, and suggested poking around in the Steam Community Guides for further help. You might also want to have a look at our early thoughts on the game's performance, and you can catch up with our review-in-progress right here

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.