The code, the way the game functions, is not optimized. It needs to be torn apart and re-coded. It works on the new consoles because they can brute force their spaghetti code. There may be things BHVR can do to make the game run better as is, but with each new chapter they will be adding to overstuffed unoptimized code, and there's only so much any system can take. Maybe they're hoping that by the time it gets that bad the old consoles will truly be dead. Not sure what their plans would be for the Switch, though, since that is Nintendo's newest system and there's no replacement forthcoming.
It would be nice if they actually rewrite the code, but I don't see it happening. It's a huge task and I doubt they'd consider it worth spending the time and money to do.
I'm just talking in terms of performance. When it comes to the game's bugs, like all the audio issues that plague DbD, those seem to get fixed and reintroduced constantly.
I don't get any hopes up for the 27th. I will, of course, install the patch, but won't play until the new rift is out. I will see how performance is on here.
I'm having more fun playing red dead redemption 2 now, since that game is way more playable then this game. I forced myself to play during the event to gather some cakes and the crowns, after that I just left the game until the next rift and bloodhunt.
If the game isn't working good enough after the mid-chapter, I will take another break and play a game that is working normally. And forget about the rift, too.
I wonder how the game will run on my PS4 Pro after the mid chapter, since I already put dbd on a SSD..
Ssd will work on my normal ps4?
I think the rift comes with this patch if i’m not mistaken.
Yes, a 2.5 inch SATA SSD drive will fit any PS4 model.
Yes, it does. Wednesday it will release.
Looks like it will still be some time before even anyone who has the money is able to upgrade to the newer consoles :(
Here's hoping the game gets the TLC it needs and deserves rather than burying their heads in the sand and hoping the problem 'goes away'.
damn, tomorrow is so crucial for both BHVR and console players.
Yes. People from this forum have tested it
Just gave up on my killers, and barely can play as survivor due to lag, freezing and frame drops whenever an action occurs ( like killer hooking, downing, using power, survivor using dead hard and so on ), I am a ps4 slim player and can't afford an Ssd to solve this, where I live a ssd worth 1 minimum wage, and a ps5 costs 5 ... so its better save it and change console, but then again, I can't find a ps5 to buy kkkkk
Praying that this update solve at least 50% of the problems on ps4 =/
Otherwise it'll be time for take a break until I upgrade my ps4 or behavior fix this ^^
Who wants to bet what's gonna break tomorrow?
I think it's going to brick Switch consoles and overheat PS4s
Wow, just checked, they literally tweeted this a few seconds after I hit post
The update was literally going to brick Switch consoles lmao
Yea I feel for the Switch players, no update tomorrow which means they not only have to wait for the update to et the Rift\Tome, but also they cannot crossplay with other formats and will only be able to play other Switch users until the update releases.
They didn't say it'd brick Switch consoles.
The more likely reason is that it just didn't fix the crashes. BHVR wants to re-enable the DC penalties, but if any platform is experiencing crashing they can't. Switch won't have cross-play enabled once the update goes live, so it can be kept separate. The other platforms will have the DC penalties re-enabled while the Switch will not.
That's my theory, anyway. There's no proof, but the fact that they temporarily re-enabled dc penalties the other day suggests they are in a hurry to get them back up.
They should focus on the reason why the DC penalties were disabled in the first place. Who knows if the update tomorrow even fixes anything, I for sure won't keep my hopes up, looking at the past with their game.
But maybe we'll be surprised tomorrow and we get a working game again.
I wish they would post numbers.
For instance: "we tested 100 custom matches with this update on PS4, Switch and Xbox One and encountered that X% had this performance, or X% instances of this known bug"
It's like Scott said a week ago: "if you wanted to know if there were any issues with old gen consoles you only had to play one single game. Just one"
So they knew about the issues, but probably management didn't care and just wanted it out.
This is just an thought I had the other day, but I think they either:
A) just booted up the game, saw it worked (started to main menu) and put it off without ANY match testing
B) they booted up the game, tested a few matches, and just released the patch anyway in the hope they would get away with it, like they got away with the things before the RE patch (like getting a frame drop when getting hit with sloppy butcher for example).
For the record, they did know.
In the 5.0.0 patch notes, they acknowledged an issue affecting Xbox users, which means they did extensive testing on Xbox.
They knew and pushed it out anyways. Make your own conclusions as to why they didn't delay it.
rip switch players
Head's up: We've postponed Update 5.1.0 on Nintendo Switch to further resolve some issues related to performance. This delay will not affect tomorrow's planned release on other platforms. Thank you for your understanding!
For more details and some FAQ: https://bit.ly/3i2Afyq
BHVR cannot optimize, they don't have competent enough programmers to do it.
DBD runs at 120fps on a $400 PC. I should know, that's how much I built my PC for and that's how fast the game runs on my PC.
Patch notes aren't filling me with hope unless I missed something; I see mentions of Nemesis, Lerys and a few perks but no HDD issue or any other killer\map that were suffering from the freezing and FPS issues.
I'll wait to see before judging but prepared for disappointment and about 50gb extra HDD space for a few months :')
It's way down at the "Other" section:
Nemesis, Huntress outfit, Lery's and Bots were only things I saw. Pretty disappointed that HDD issue wasn't even listed under "known issues."
That sounds actually HUGE if done right
Oh wow ok, so its literally just an issue freezing the game while it loads the status icons on the right of the screen?
I presumed it was actually accessing y'know, something substantial to cause such severe freezing. Crazy if thats all it was and the cause of the main problems!
I'll try it out and see for myself later but those notes were kind of underwhelming after all this waiting and the severity of the issues.
Maybe if its fixed to be playable again I can at least play for 3 months or so until the next chapter breaks it all over again :')
THIS. This has been my problem. They knew. Moment of truth anyways, I'm updating it right now (21GB). Im ready to uninstall if it isn't fixed.
I'm kind of disappointed they didn't even mention the HDD thing, but if this fix of the HUD is doing well, DBD might run way better than it ever did.
Although I'm still a bit worried. Things like Deathslinger's ADS or Blight rushing aren't HUD problems. I fear some killers might still be unplayable.