Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

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76561199152462467  [developer] Oct 10, 2021 @ 6:18am
Possible workaround for performance dips!
Hello Bloodhunt Community!

During our Bloodhunt performance investigation we have identified a possible bug with our shader optimization process which is leading to all shaders not being properly optimized. When this happens, the game will instead attempt to optimize them at the moment that you trigger them while playing the game which leads to sudden performance drops for a few seconds.

As a workaround for now, if you run into these issues while playing, please do not change your graphics settings within the game and instead play the game for a few matches, you should see the performance issues appear less frequently until the game has had the opportunity to run into and optimize the remaining shaders until there are none left and you should no longer see any sudden dips.

We hope that this workaround works for you, and if not please do let us know.

Please note that this workaround applies to using DX12 only.

Thanks again for playing Bloodhunt Early Access, with your help we are confident that we can develop a great game!

Last edited by jaqub.ajmal; Oct 11, 2021 @ 6:53am
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Tudorut Oct 10, 2021 @ 6:29am 
So I just have to play a game without changing my graphics settings and that should fix it? Well, I tried that before and it did not fix anything. Is this workaround working only now, after the patch? Is it like a new addition? Thanks!
DrunkBard Oct 10, 2021 @ 6:34am 
There is no command to force the optimization process on start? First few matches really feel more fps limited.
Or maybe we can delete shader cache somehow to make it remake itself under current settings?
Last edited by DrunkBard; Oct 10, 2021 @ 6:35am
ZEN420 Oct 10, 2021 @ 8:32am 
Yesterday I tried to play, several matches, it slowed down and nothing helped. This was not the case before
walldn SlavaUA Oct 10, 2021 @ 5:29pm 
How many matches do you have to play? I feel like performance these days is way better but that might just be because of playtime.
ashered Oct 11, 2021 @ 7:37am 
That's not really a "workaround", it's more like a common knowledge that "changing your graphic settings will very likely worsen the game's performance (until you reload the game)". And of course it won't solve the issues you have with your optimal settings :p
BloopoBaggins Oct 12, 2021 @ 3:10pm 
The entire match ran at 3 fps, your "workaround" absolutely blows
iam soSHIFTY Oct 12, 2021 @ 6:57pm 
my game still doesnt even render parts of the map
OXHIT Oct 12, 2021 @ 8:28pm 
No .... İ am all ready did 100 match this week without touching a single option
Jumping , climbing = drop fps
Entering a big fight = drop fps
Sliding and jump from building to another some times also drop fps

76561198856792598 Oct 13, 2021 @ 12:39am 
muito bugado
Magos Flibble Oct 13, 2021 @ 7:10am 
This ain't it.
NogardReve Oct 14, 2021 @ 7:58am 
the game crashes after 5 minuts playing. everytime!!
GR4V3 MIST4K3 Oct 14, 2021 @ 1:38pm 
I'm gonna say it like I see it - there are a lot of graphics settings which you could be turned down without really that much of a quality dip since the game is very fast paced and revolves around spotting your opposition. I'm on RTX 2080 + R9 3900x and the game struggles to keep 60fps at 1080p with all stuff set on High/Ultra, which is an issue since people are probably trying to run this thing in 4K with everything on High/Ultra and more than likely they're trying to run uncapped frames.

So as I'm done complaining, some solutions:
Maybe those Medium/High/Ultra settings need adjusting or implement some auto-adjust feature that will adjust to get 30/60/100+ fps.

RhinO Oct 15, 2021 @ 1:35am 
After update my game screen is in waves and i cannot move my mouse to option menu - move is treated as end screen just 2cm form "option gear"
Kehev Oct 27, 2021 @ 12:25pm 
Crack Daddy AL May 5, 2022 @ 12:26pm 
The game has officially come out and this is still an issue. I've played the game several hours and the shader optimization error will not go away and with it, terrible performance. Please let me know if there's been a fix.
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Date Posted: Oct 10, 2021 @ 6:18am
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