With the Beyond Light version, many Fate 2 PC gamers have noticed poor performance from the game on their platforms compared to how things used to be. Bungie broke his silence on these issues and addressed them in latest news on his site. The post begins by saying that different combinations of settings, hardware, and software make optimization difficult, but anyone with any PC experience already knows this well enough. The issues in question arose due to the fact that Beyond Light made major engine changes to the game in general. Of course, these changes were made while the developers were working from home.
As such, members of the developer team have lost access to the PC Compatibility Lab, which does not at all appear to be a real thing that exists. I’ll be doing some research on it in my video game assumptions office. But since the developers couldn’t test the performance impact of the new changes without their tester (which is totally real), some noticeable performance issues have surfaced that they haven’t been able to resolve. The post goes on to say that while Bungie has been slowly but surely improving things with each subsequent patch, these upgrades are often not found in the game’s patch notes for whatever reason.
Fate 2 PC performance will change soon
To measure performance, Bungie uses metrics from the game itself, along with feedback from third-party partners. And both increased the time it took to get the patches out. Due to this way of making improvements, Bungie isn’t quite sure how effective the updates will be across a wide range of users. The post ends by saying that the game’s current performance is roughly where it was before Beyond Light for many users.
But she doesn’t put any hard dates on a magic patch that enhances things for everyone. Regardless, the team will continue to work on it until things are back to where they should be.