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The game has seriously downgraded in terms of graphics in my opinion.

grayon444grayon444 Member Posts: 757

Here are some photos from 2016 dead by daylight

Now go into dead by daylight, set your settings to ultra and play a few games.Do you notice how crappy the atmosphere has gotten?Funny cuz the atmosphere was the very first thing that grabbed me when i first started playing this game in 2016.



  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 9,676

    It kinda just depends how good your computer is to whether or not you liked this change. I personally have an amazing computer so there's zero framerate difference regardless and all it did was nerf the graphics for me, which means I preferred the old look. However if you're someone with a bad computer you probably liked this change.

  • HavelmomDaS1HavelmomDaS1 Member Posts: 1,948

    Yes, the atmosphere is completely lost. But why do you notice that now? It's lost since the first engine update.

    Really sad, I wish devs would try to bring back the old graphical atmosphere while reducing the blurring effects and make textures sharper.

    Sometimes I just want to be back playing DbD 2016 for the graphics, even when the balance was horrible.

  • CallMeSpideyCallMeSpidey Member Posts: 625

    Oh Crowbat. How I Love Him So.

    Anyways...yeah, I saw a Nurse match from when she was first release and maaaaaaaaaan, Disturbed Ward looked amazing.

  • EntitàEntità Member Posts: 1,581
    edited June 2019

    They should unlock advanced graphical settings, and everybody will be able to choose. I don't like the new blurred vision, from the 2.6.0 patch.

  • KillmasterKillmaster Member Posts: 405
    edited June 2019

    Even the fog looked amazing back then.

    I actually started playing in September 2017, shame what happened but I guess since the downgrades have trickled slowly you don't really notice any changes until you look back. Surviving was much simpler with thicc fog, dark moonlight, 200% WGLF, Borrowed Time that punished campers and the dreaded Brand New Part.

  • CallMeSpideyCallMeSpidey Member Posts: 625

    Disturbed Ward. 2 Years Ago.

    That's not me.

  • TheShape78TheShape78 Member Posts: 712

    I just wish the maps were darker, like they used to be. Also the fog should be more prevalent. REALLY hope they address this.

  • ABannedCatABannedCat Member Posts: 2,529

    Like someone else already pointed out. More graphic settings would be nice. So people with bad computer can choose the less resource-demanding settings, while people with fast computers can choose the fancy graphics.

    Every modern game nowadays has extensive graphic settings so players can choose according to their likeings. Even multiplayer games, where certain settings could give you an advantage. But not Dbd.

  • PiiFreePiiFree Member Posts: 1,149

    Developers like to call this "improved performance" :-)

  • JimsalabimJimsalabim Member Posts: 641
    edited June 2019

    i've been saying this since the engine update.. end of last year... it was horrible. some maps are oversaturated/ugly. atmosphere is gone. But like every change in life you just adapt and get used to it. That doesn't make us not wanting back those nice graphics back then. I know they said something in the line of map rework and lighting changes. But i honestly just don't expect much from this to be very honest. That way you can't be disappointed.

  • EntitàEntità Member Posts: 1,581

    Yeah, I don't understand why a newer engine should give worse graphics. :(

  • RepliCantRepliCant Member Posts: 1,436
    edited June 2019

    I FEEL THIS HARD @grayon444

    I definitely noticed it with the engine upgrades

    Though, advocating for the devil, if they were to actually make the atmosphere more scary again, darker and fog effects, cosmetics like Blendette would have to see to a slight change.

  • tariousxtariousx Member Posts: 156

    I miss the old atmosphere so much. I really hope they do something to improve it.

  • MochanMochan Member Posts: 2,886

    I don't even know why people still hwinr over Blendette.

    She was hard to see last year but since November 2018 she is easy to see on almost all maps thanks to all the crappy lighting changes.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 12,497

    Good Lord this is the mother of all necro's.

    How did you even find this post.

  • KirkyladKirkylad Member Posts: 1,927

    The game was so janky back then though. The immersion was better but all the character models and animations were not as good as they are now.

  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 2,585

    You're right about the atmosphere. I really miss the gloom and darkness we had until all these map reworks.

  • forthelulzforthelulz Member Posts: 256

    Some people like to turn off AA or keep it on and sharpen it up with ReShade or both to get rid of the blurry look. You can manually adjust each setting as well, though obviously it would be nice to have a normal way to do it but it's fast and easy to do manually.

  • forthelulzforthelulz Member Posts: 256
    edited April 2021

    They look worse, every single "update" looks worse.

    MacMillian was so great, I mean sure adjust loops and tiles but why conpletely ruin everything?

    It's all so ugly, and they just ignore everything while constantly breaking things on top of adding things that nobody wanted, because a bunch of people that don't even play this game or probably ANY game for that matter voted to do it over a few dozen paid lunches.

    When I think of how many people work on this and how much it must cost to pay them each month it just blows my mind that they aren't bankrupt.

    Edit: And holy cow so many people get banned every single day lol ######### every thread has people just recently banned and most of them didn't appear to even do anything, I imagine this post will get me booted too. :/

  • YordsYords Member Posts: 5,549

    Update: Now it is the reverse

    Frame rates are dog and they are valuing aesthetic over optimization

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 6,151

    No. Y'all are crazy.

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