The Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion made a very positive impression, but also led to a reduction in the performance of some players. The first post on this Yield, for example, says Beyond Light brought the player's game from 100-130 fps to 45-55, with the use of the GPU boosting to 100%. A large number of responses state similar problems.
Bungie said November 2020 who was studying reports on "problems related to low performance in computers" and established a mega-fil tracking updates and possible solutions. Now, courtesy of the latest version This week at Bungie update, we finally have an idea of what went wrong and why Bungie hasn’t proven to jump with both feet to fix the problem.
"Testing and optimizing computer performance is very complex due to the different combinations of hardware, software and game configurations. With the release of Beyond Light, we made some important engine changes while we worked from home, ”Bungie wrote.
"One of the unfortunate consequences of working from home is that we no longer have access to our PC compatibility lab to do in-depth testing on the performance impacts of our changes. In part, as a result, the update introduced some poor PC performance, some configuration more than others. "
The developers have been fixing all the updates since then, but getting things back where they were was a slow process because Bungie has to rely on external partner testing and live game feedback to determine what kind of impact the changes have. . That's why there's no mention of the work he's doing, not even in the patch notes: "Because of the difficulty in predicting how much each performance will improve each change, we've been reluctant to promise a solution, all and that we’re doing regular performance optimizations, ”Bungie said.
The good news is that the performance of Destiny 2 is now "close to what it was before Beyond Light for some PC configurations." This is not the most accurate metric of all time, but at least it is an improvement. And it’s not over yet: Bungie said he’s still working on the problem and is “optimistic about the future”.
Bungie also addressed issues with enemies that were more "teleported" since the release of Beyond Light, saying it made changes to the bandwidth limits coming out on its servers that should reduce the effect, though. that some activities will not be affected by the change.