DbD has become increasingly hostile towards weaker rigs
Back when I started (early 2018) I still was able to play the game without any significant problems on my machine (16 GB RAM / 2 GB VRAM) but nowadays this has become pretty much impossible. The several visual updates (in particular to the various maps) have led to crazy performance issues on my end and no amount of setting modifications seem to be able to remedy this.
There needs to be a setting below "low", they might as well call it "potato" or "console" but as long as it exists I'll be satisfied. Currenlty I'm experiencing multiple freezes during a match which last up to 5 seconds (!) each. These can occcur during chases, kicking gens and pallets or by simply traversing the map. It makes the game borderline unplayable for me and that's without even considering the framerate. I'm glad if I can even keep a stable 30 fps with the graphics card I have.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who'd really like to see an optimization for lower end machines. My only alternative would be to get a brandnew pc because my mainboard can't support any newer graphics cards due it being a DDR3 device.