Star Wars Jedi:Survivor Has Serious Performance Issues On PC
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is one of the most anticipated sequels of the year, and though most reviewers have a lot of good things to say about it, its PC performance isn’t quite there yet.
I’ll have a Jedi Survivor review up later but right now I can say that it’s a great game that you should absolutely avoid if you’re playing on PC (for now, at least). The port is a total mess, namely awful FPS performance that cannot be improved through any settings changes 1/2
— Skill Up (@SkillUpYT) April 26, 2023
YouTuber Skill Up said in a tweet that the game suffers from serious frame rate issues. They said that The Jedi: Survivor struggled to reach 60fps on an RTX 4090 and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, which is the best GPU currently available. As you’d expect, that’s far above the specs of the average Steam user according to its monthly survey. They also said that the game’s CPU and GPU utilization seems stuck at 30% on their computer, indicating poor optimization. Skill Up also said that the game has a major audio bug that affects every cutscene.
PC Gamer also reported performance issues, stating that cutscenes often run at 15fps and that the game’s open-world sections struggled to meet 35fps on an RTX 2080 Super. What’s most concerning here is that all of these sources are reporting that fiddling with the graphics options doesn’t seem to help these frame rate woes at all. As such, PC players may have to wait and hope that the scheduled April 28 patch will improve things across the board.
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Our first patch will arrive on launch day across all platforms. In the weeks ahead, we’ll deploy patches that will:
– Fix bugs
– Improve performance
– Add more accessibility… pic.twitter.com/pUtyoGopP5
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 26, 2023
For its part, publisher EA has said that it will issue several patches in the weeks ahead, promising bug fixes, improved performance, and accessibility features. It remains to be seen when these problems will be totally resolved. 2023 has seen a number of subpar PC ports, including Wild Hearts and The Last Of Us Part 1, the latter of which recently got an update.
“Survivor builds on Fallen Order in several meaningful ways, tightening up the combat mechanics, expanding the variety of lightsaber styles, alleviating the frustration of platforming and puzzles, and digging into less-mainstream Star Wars lore to tell a fantastic story about a Jedi trying to defeat a tyrannical evil at all costs and coming to the realization that you can’t just fight for good–you have to fight for good in the right way. It’s a superb Star Wars game that gets into the nitty-gritty of the struggle of what it takes for a Jedi Knight to begin the journey toward the rank of Master.”