It’s the word that some people forget to use when they say things like, “this game is so unstable”/“bro, the graphics are so pixelated and washed out”/“low FPS on a high-end PC”.
I was very excited to get this game. I’ve got a beast of a rig; RTX 2080, i7 CoffeeLake 5.0 ghz, 32GB DDR5 RAM, liquid cooling to CPU, waterblocked GPU, extremely ventilated, we’re talking around 160 FPS mid-match in the middle of a Ground War map on Modern Warfare in a stable range. Right? Just a monster.
Playing this game on low settings with it ran as an administrator, set to high priority in task manager, small adjustments made in Nvidia’s control panel, I nearly shit my pants when I saw my rig barely meeting 53 FPS during a multiplayer match. The screen chopping and FPS jumping up and down like a schoolgirl, I stopped playing after fifteen minutes and just stared at the menu for a second.
What a let down. Overwhelmingly bummed. I’ve seen all the articles about the game looking like shit, but I’ve never seen anything this bad since Fallout 76. It’s actually to a point where even running this thing on all low settings and reducing my resolution, I still am unable to even braze 60 FPS. I’m playing on a 165 HZ monitor with GSYNC, so you can imagine the headache I’d get with these numbers so far apart.
I really hope the developers were rushed through development by Sony Interactive and just didn’t have time to optimize it. You guys are onto gold here and to ruin it with a sign of lazy coding from the development team is just shameful. Don’t do it to yourselves. Please hire someone, do whatever you have to do - hell, I’ll donate money for you to hire more coders to optimize this game. Gaming communities are fed up with the “fast food” end results of these heavily anticipated titles. Especially when you’re taking on a franchise name right there next to Star Wars.
Please. Optimize. Predator: Hunting Grounds.
I’ve found out that turning crossplay off for PC players will severely increase performance in-game, but still not to the level it should be at. The Anti-Aliasing shimmering also contributed to my original headache. I’ve refunded the game, but I’ll keep a watchful eye out.
SECOND EDIT: I’ve canceled my refund and have put up with dealing with low performance. It’s a great game, let’s be honest… just needs a couple of guys with wrenches in the graphics.ini file. The developers I think are about to deploy a second patch. That’s two within a week. There may be hope yet.