If you're like thousands of other Dishonored 2 players who pre-ordered the game and played Wednesday night, you might be upset at the FPS issues the game has at higher settings—even with high-end graphics cards.
While Bethesda is working on a patch to help sort out the issues, here are some things you can do yourself to get the highest frame rate possible in the meantime:
1. Avoid Using Alt-Tab When Playing
Players and Bethesda are reporting that many have FPS problems if they Alt-Tab out of the game, so if you can manage it, try not to Alt-Tab out during sessions. Relaunching the game has helped some.
2. Change Video Settings
When a game is suffering problems like this, it's best to use the "Auto" presets for graphics. But if you are still having issues, try deactivating the "TXAA Anti-Aliasing" and lowering texture details.
Lowering video resolution has also helped some players. Bethesda specifically recommends only using 1440p if you have a high-end GPU such as GTX 1070 or 1080.
Keeping on V-Sync has also been found to help and if you are suffering sub-30 fps, adjust the “Adaptive Resolution” between minimum (50%) and default value (75%).
3. Use An Optimizer Like Process Lasso
One of the theorized causes of low FPS is that Dishonored 2 constantly puts itself in "Low Priority" for your system. There are a number of programs that optimize processes (games in particular), including the very well renowned (and malware free) Process Lasso.
Many players are reporting that when the game is forced into "High Priority" they are getting improved FPS while playing the game.
Note: Always check to make sure programs you download are reputable and malware free
Bethesda will hopefully have a patch out to solve these issues, but until then, we hope that these optimization tips & tricks will help you get the most out of your system.
Other 'Dishonored 2' Content: