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The Continued Ignorance of Performance Issues Continues to Hamper Player Fun



  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 18,852

    Sorry, just catching up on this thread now.

    I take it, performance has dropped in the last couple of patches - we talking since Mid Chapter Patch?

    I'll need to put some bullet points together to see exactly where it's dropped....the videos will help, looking at them it seems to be status effects again.

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 5,821

    Yes, we’re talking like RE chapter performances coming back.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,142

    They started after the Mid Chapter Patch, but the subsequents updates (5.3.1 and 5.3.2) made them worse.

    Not only Status Effects, I've been getting random freezes just walking around the map and the worst ones are the hooking/unhooking freezes, these always make me turn 180 degrees. Things like Nemesis upgrading his power, Wraith uncloaking and Clown's bottles also tank the FPS A LOT. I'll try to record a match later.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,142


    Here's a match from right after 5.3.1 on PS4. After 5.3.2 freezes like the one on 1:16 (where there's nothing really happening asides from me using Plague's power) are even nore frequent.

  • JPLongstreetJPLongstreet Member Posts: 2,861

    The drops when Lithe is activated are more apparent again, like when RE Chapter came out. Kicking the pumpkins drops frames as well, even if it does not apply any effect, and for some reason turns the cam left a few degrees as well.

  • JPLongstreetJPLongstreet Member Posts: 2,861

    I am not completely sure, but I believe as long as Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo still actively support the proir gen consoles DBD cannot abandon them. As they said in the last Q&A as long as it is technically able to, like the engine straight up no longer working with any PS4 for example.

    But as we all know the performance issues are mostly based in optimization problems, and making any platform load each and every killer & all their assets every match.

    So we are stuck with each other it seems, far longer than the console makers or the devs ever dreamed of.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,142

    Maybe they can't fully drop updating the game, but from what it looks the game will become more and more next to unplayable.

  • popeepoopoomanpopeepoopooman Member Posts: 1

    Yeah it's just painful. Hopefully the pumpkins being gone next week will help but every time anyone uses an ability I freeze for a second and lose my sense of direction

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 6,414

    Mid-chapter I started having worse performance issues against Nemesis, alot of delayed hits like I'm no where near him and have "escape chase" pop up but then I am on the ground and when I swing my camera I see him chasing someone else half way across the map. The event with pumpkins have created more issues, also makes it difficult to pinpoint freezes as you don't know if someone kicked a pumpkin or if something else is causing the hitch.

    The hot-fix patches just seemed to make the performance issues worse. The hook/unhook the person completely freezing after unhook went away but now we have everyone having hitches when someone is hooked/unhooked - which depending on map/killer can make it worse.

    The sloppy fix I was excited for but I didn't face any killers running it until after the second hot fix when performance issues declined again. I'm not sure if fix actually worked or hotfixes reverted the fix and I missed it.

  • DieGräfinDieGräfin Member Posts: 228

    They are still performance issues with special skins from killers. For example this "Blight" skin for spirit. My game runs with 10 fps if a killer wearing this skin.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 12,829
    edited November 2021

    The skin is also toned down from the PC version.

    (Missing particle effects and such)

  • JPLongstreetJPLongstreet Member Posts: 2,861

    Yeah sadly that seems to be the direction we're headed to

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 18,852

    I will bring this up to the team - I'll make some notes after going through this thread and advise them of the situation - thank you for the information, especially with regards to the Blight skin!

  • JAGØJAGØ Member Posts: 12

    PS4 user here, DbD is literally the ONLY game, that I own, that has performance issues like that. I can run FF14, DS3, GG STRIVE, SF V, CROSSOUT, COD, DOOM ETERNAL, GOW and literally every other title, that I own, without ANY issues. But omg forbid if I want to play DbD, my console is in screeching mode as soon as I turn on this game. I wanna know why, why this game? It has old Gen graphics... I mean idk, it has gotten to a point, where I honestly think, the Devs of this game, will never fix it. It's been years, years my dude!

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 12,829

    I'll try to bullet point it for you so you can save some time.

    • Sloppy Butcher still freezes.
    • Dead Hard is not causing as much freezing, but with the new validation, it can cause some upon a false hit.
    • Boons being lit causes freezes for both Killer and Survivor, regardless of how close you are to the boon.
    • Entering the boon radius has caused occasional hitches as Survivor.
    • Cleansing totems causes freezing.
    • Kicking a pumpkin causes every player to freeze.
    • Launching a Chain with Pinhead will cause a microfreeze.
    • Nemesis causes big time freezing upon a successful hit with his Tentacle Strike, usually only on the Survivor end.
    • Wraith uncloaking and then successfully hitting a Survivor can freeze the game.
    • Hag traps being triggered has frozen my game on occasion. It isn't every time.
    • Successful unhooks can cause freezing.
    • Doctor still causes huge FPS drops and random freezes. My bet would be on his hallucination affects.
    • Huntress Hatches landing will cause FPS drops and freezing.
    • Freddy causes FPS drops and freezing upon a successful hit and occasionally when triggering a Dream Snare/Pallet.
    • Legion occasionally freezes on the Killer-side when landing a hit in FF.
    • Demo's Shred is back doing it's random freezing thing.
    • Wraith's Blight Skin causes FPS drops.
    • The Blight also causes freezes when he bounces near you.
    • Blighted Serum also seems to cause some issues. My bet would be on the particle effects.
    • Pinhead's Box Solving teleport can cause the Survivors to briefly freeze if he's too close I think.

    That's pretty much everything I have personally observed in my matches and what I can vouch for in good faith. I hope this helps out!

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 6,414

    Just adding to your list.

    Survibors anytime entering Dreamworld will cause freezes, not just on hit. Have had freezes when other survivors enter into it.

    Pumpkins that cause status effects cause worse freezes than regular pumpkin.

    Hex totem cleanse causes worse freeze than dull totem.

    Killers using Blight serum will cause a freeze.

    Players wearing Blight cosmetics, or cosmetics with similar glowing effects, will cause freezes.

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 5,216

    Lol thank god I'm on a break again.

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 18,852

    Thank you for the list Pulsar, I have passed this on - the bullet points really really helped, I appreciate the time you took...I used the vids too.

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 5,821

    this halloween event can’t come soon enough. I don’t even wanna kick pumpkins because of these freezes.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 12,829
  • DieGräfinDieGräfin Member Posts: 228

    And the problem is more and more buy this skin. It's absolutely horrible. Game is not playable 😔

  • JagoJago Member Posts: 1,418

    Yo can you do something for my PS4 not turning into a plane, and fix in game freezes ? Thanks.

  • SloppyVoldemortSloppyVoldemort Member Posts: 452

    Going into frenzy as Legion also causes a lot of freezes. No fun doing a deep wound daily with Legion :/

  • PluPlu Member Posts: 1,430

    Game seems to perform as bad as it used to post Trickster release, random stutters for almost every action that happens in the game.

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