Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2

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By Noise
This is just a quick pair of workarounds that will make the game run fine until it can be patched.
The two major fixes:
(UPDATE): It seems priorty is a result of alt-tabbing, and if you watch priority it switches back to normal once you tab back in. In the meantime, texture quality, TXAA, and view distance all seem to be the biggest framerate hits, so try dropping those for the time being.

This is just a quick guide for those looking for fixes to performance. They are short, simple, and easy.

nVdia users: Set pre-rendered frames to 1 or 2 - the game seems to render a LOT of pre-rendered frames by default causing massive input delay. I'm not familiar with AMD software, but I'm sure there's some equivalent software setting.

Secondly, and this is the big one - The game is automatically setting its process priority class to low (It's set to normal/high in the menus, then auto-sets to low every loading screen), which means it's not getting nearly the amount of cpu it should get. This is the primary source of massive framerate drop - especially when loading a lot of complex textures/models at once (IE the vegetation in the opening throne room scene) - I went from getting 35-45fps in open areas at 1080/60/gtx980/ultra oreset, to getting 60 with slight dips to 55. Keep in mind, the process priority will reset EVERY LOADING SCREEN, so unless you have a program that actively forces priority class, it will be an unfortunately very menual workaround for now.

The fix is quite easy, simply open task manager after each loading screen and set process priority to normal or higher. If you're on windows 10, you'll have to right click and click 'go to details' before you can right click and view the process priority option.

The good news in, this is easy to patch. Tweet @arkanestudios and @bethesdasupport and your favorite performance reviewing content creators and spread the word, the faster they know the faster we'll get a proper patch
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Sputnik Nov 22, 2016 @ 9:08pm 
Thanks for the guide.[2]
✪ lehtipiffi Nov 22, 2016 @ 4:55am 
Everyone having problems, try putting the game into borderless windowed mode, for me it raised the fps for 10, even 20 more.
DarkMatter Nov 18, 2016 @ 6:20am 
Thanks for the guide.
Revalopod Nov 18, 2016 @ 3:57am 
The new patch fixes priotriy issues
FunKenGruven Nov 12, 2016 @ 1:16am 
Prio doesn't work. You select "Save Proirity" and then go baack a look at it and it's on "low" again anyway...
KA*sino Nov 11, 2016 @ 4:26pm 
Prio works just fine with windows 10. It operates invisibly. You can DL it here: (not hard to misread it as hahaha)
Change the priority once and watch it stick. I first tried process hacker but that one did not make it stick. Still changed to idle every time I tried. Then I downloaded prio, installed it and did the change thrugh the normal taskmanager and have since then stood fast on "Realtime"
FlyBoogy Nov 10, 2016 @ 3:17pm 
I change it to high but it keeps going straight back to low...
chris Nov 10, 2016 @ 6:29am 
Hi feg I just tried using Process Hacker from this list and it seemed to make the priority stick permanently also tried Prio but didn't work with Windows 10, adjust the guide if it works for you!
Kalas Nov 10, 2016 @ 6:25am 
Dr Bob I tried that nothing works lol, still same FPS.