PUBG Xbox Performance Appears to Improve by Turning off Game DVR/Capture on both XB1X & XB1
It appears that the PUBG Xbox performance can be improved on both Xbox One X and Xbox One by turning off the console’s Game DVR capturing feature.
As posted by Reddit user ‘Kiwigreen69 ‘ on the PUBG Xbox One subreddit, turning off the console’s Game DVR/Capturing feature greatly improves the framerate in the game. Users who have tried this out are reporting noticable differences on both Xbox One and the Xbox One X.
"Dude. This drastically improved the game on Xbox One X. I instantly noticed an improvement in the menu, load in time, fps (parachute sequence is still choppy), and oddly enough it seems like the draw distance has improved a bit", one user replied.
Update: Reddit user 'LoadedGull' writes that the slow stock storage of the Xbox One is responsible for the game's performance on Micrsoft's console, and disabling DVR makes a big difference:
Slow storage is the culprit. Source; I disabled the DVR on my OG Xbox when bf1 was released, to help alleviate the constant frame drops and stuttering that I was getting every match. And I left it disabled until my Samsung 850 Pro arrived a couple of weeks later (November 2016). The SSD completely eliminated all frame drops and stuttering, in bf1, but also in any other game that I was running from SSD. I now run ssd with Xbox one x, and pubg is an absolute blast!
I initially tried absolutely everything to fix the stuttering and fps issues when bf1 was first released, but as soon as I disabled the DVR, and it was a massive improvement, I knew straight away that the issues were caused by the slow ass HDD in the OG Xbox One. Crucial SSD’s are also a very good option for the OG Xbox, and they are also dirt cheap right now.
(If you have the DVR set to record the last 30s, for example, then its constantly keeping the last 30s at any given time and it puts massive strain on the system with slow storage. Disable the DVR, or get faster storage)
Disabling the DVR will not completely eliminate all stuttering/fps issues, but it definitely makes a massive difference. Using faster storage (a half decent SSD) will completely eliminate the issues, and that’s with the DVR enabled.
Whether this is truly a solution for the bad performance on Microsoft’s console remains to be seen, but it won’t hurt to try and see if this improves performance for you.
We covered the bad performance and presentation of the game yesterday following Digital Foundry's analysis of the game on both Xbox One X and Xbox One. "n terms of first impressions, PUBG is borderline horrendous - an assault of low quality artwork, jarring pop-in and disappointing performance. Input lag also feels off - whether that's down to deadzone issues on the analogue sticks or the variable frame-rate remains to be seen (it's something we're looking into) and in this respect at least, it's the same story whether you're gaming on a standard Xbox or the X." Digital Foundry's Richard Leadbetter wrote.
PUBG is available now on PC and Xbox One.