This morning, Future 2 followers received their first look on the renegade warlock Osiris, the star of the sport’s first growth, which lands on 5 December. He’ll be the one within the Egyptian fowl hat. In the meantime, Bungie was busy within the background rolling out a hotfix that permits homeowners of AMD Phenom II processors to have the ability to really play the sport within the first place.
Gamers with these CPUs had encountered severe crash points, which Bungie recognized as being because of the Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions three (SSSE3) instruction set, which the Phenom II doesn’t help. Final week Bungie wrote: “We’re investigating the difficulty and can try to repair the crash, however these CPUs are beneath minimal spec and will not be formally supported.”
That investigation should have been successful, as a result of hotfix 1.5.1 is now stay, and it removes the SSSE3 requirement. We’ve but to check the repair ourselves, so in case you’re a Phenom II-owning Future 2 participant tell us within the feedback in case you’re now a contented hunter.
Bungie can be engaged on a separate efficiency problem, which appears to be affecting a broader spectrum of gamers. The issue happens after a number of hours of playtime, at which level a display screen stutter develops, although the framerate counter will typically stay excessive. Restarting the appliance fixes the problems, however clearly it’s irritating. The developer acknowledged the issue final Friday:
We’re investigating efficiency drops after taking part in on PC for prolonged durations. Relaunching Future 2 can work round this problem.October 27, 2017
Curiously, a workaround could have already been discovered by followers, who’ve recognized that being a part of a clan appears to be the issue. Certain sufficient, the ingame clan web page does appear to be bugged (it’s perpetually looking for and never displaying members, even when they’re on-line), and quitting your clan seems to alleviate the difficulty solely. That plan of action may even take away your entry to the free weekly loot that comes with taking part in as a part of an energetic clan, so isn’t best long run.
I’ve additionally seen others counsel that switching areas between Americas and Europe may also help, however I discovered the issue nonetheless occurred for me, probably as a result of the PC Gamer clan has members from all around the world so area hopping doesn’t cease the decision from taking place.
I’ve reached out to Bungie to seek out out what the ETA on a repair for that is, and whether or not clan membership has been confirmed because the perpetrator. Whereas we’re ready on that, why not bone up on who Osiris was with our complete lore information. Or take a look at our evaluate, to see if the sport is even for you within the first place.