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CPU spikes to 100% usage

My game mostly runs fine at 120 fps, but quite some time ago (2 or more months ago) I started noticing fps drops. At first they occurred very rarely and were not a very big issue, but recently (last 2-3 weeks) they have become more frequent and much more severe.

I've noticed that the fps drops are because CPU spikes to 100% usage. This mostly happens once or twice per map on the first play through. Meaning that if I play the same map twice, I'll get the drops only the first time. That's just an observation, not 100% sure about this. Most often the drops appear immediately after hooking survivor as a killer or as in this case - when unhooking survivor, but it may appear in other cases as well which I can't pin-point.

The platform you were playing on

PC, Steam

Your PC hardware, if applicable

  • i5-7600K @ 3.80GHz CPU
  • 32GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU
  • Z270X-Gaming 5 MOBO
  • SSD drive with enough free space

The menu you were using

Default UI settings. Low graphic settings

Which map you were playing on


Which Killer you were playing as/against


When the performance drop started happening

Minor drops - 2 or more months ago. Severe drops - 2 or 3 weeks ago.

How much of an impact this had on your performance

Game is unplayable when fps drops happen.

And any other relevant info

I used to run the game on highest graphic settings maybe a year or more ago without any issues. Since then the performance has gradually decreased. That's sad.

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