Dark Souls 3 PC 1.03 Patch Vastly Improves Performance In Demanding Areas

Francesco De Meo
Posted Apr 9, 2016
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Earlier this week, we have reported that the PC version of Dark Souls 3, the new entry of the series developed by From Software, might be suffering from performance issues in late game areas, with some users reporting noticeable frame rate drops in specific areas. Thankfully, it seems like these issues have been solved, and players won’t have to deal with any of them.

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According to several reports, the PC version of Dark Souls 3 has already received the 1.03 patch, which has also been released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game in Japan. The reports confirm that areas that were causing frame rate drops and performance issues now run smoothly, with the game keeping a steady 60 FPS at almost all times.

Can confirm the new update on PC improved the framerate HUGELY. What once ran and chugged along at about 24-30fps is now a rock solid 60.
All areas I mentioned previously in the thread as being “dogshit” are now are super smooth, very impressed

Patch 1.03 fixed the fps on PC. The areas where the fps was between 30-40 are now 55-60.

Good job, From.

This is definitely great news for all those who are getting Dark Souls 3 on PC, as now this version of the game can definitely be considered as the best one of the three. If you have pre-ordered the game, you can also pre-load it on Steam so that the download will be done by the time the release day comes.

Dark Souls 3 is now available in Japan on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version of the game will launch on April 12th alongside the console versions in North America and Europe.

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