Deathloop is available now, and it's drawing rave reviews for its unique loop mechanic and the creative freedom of its mechanics. But over on PC, Deathloop is currently getting hit hard by fans who are upset with stuttering issues.
Over on Steam, Deathloop currently sits at a Mixed rating with around 2,763 reviews. Many of the top reviews complain about frame rate stuttering, poor optimization, and other issues, most of which is being traced to Denuvo Anti-Piracy software.
The DRM software is notorious for causing technical issues on PC games. Dishonored 2 suffered similar problems until Bethesda removed the software. Now it's back in full force with Deathloop.
IGN reached out to Bethesda about plans to fix the issue, but received no response. In a joking Reddit post this morning, though, a user with a Bethesda flair popped in to confirm that a fix is being prioritized.
"Hey all, I'm one of the DEATHLOOP Community Managers, and while those burgers do look great, regarding performance we are aware of reports that some PC users are experiencing stuttering issues in DEATHLOOP," the user MortalEmperor wrote. "We're actively investigating the issue right now as a priority, and will update you with more specific information as soon as possible."
Once the stuttering issues are fixed, fans will find a spectacular immersive sim that should be firmly in the Game of the Year conversation for 2021. Our review called it a "new high watermark" for Arkane and developers of similar games.
"Despite its seemingly endless complexities, Deathloop is one of the most confidently designed games I’ve ever played," our reviewer wrote. "Its unique, high-concept ideas around time loops and non-linear investigation work are implemented with elegance, making its systems feel effortless to navigate, learn from, and ultimately master."
Deathloop is available now on PC and PlayStation 5.