During the Diablo 4 “Server Slam” beta test, PC gamers with AMD CPUs are experiencing stuttering issues. This is the third beta test for Diablo 4 and it is the first time these technical issues have been encountered.
Development on Diablo 4 has been stalled by unfortunate updates since the title was announced at BlizzCon 2019. From bugs, lags, and fan fears of a lackluster gaming experience, there’s a lot to be said for Blizzard’s biggest title of the year. However, the game’s recent betas have been well-received and Diablo 4’s new features have received positive praise from many.
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Unfortunately, the latest installment in the Diablo series faces another setback as PC gamers with AMD CPUs struggle with stuttering. The game was tested by John Papadopoulos at DSOGaming using an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 32GB DDR5 at 6000MHz and an RTX 4090. Even with such a powerful device, the game has problems with stuttering, despite the fact that Diablo 4 was released and requirements were met.
The stuttering issues are most common when DLSS3 is enabled and the game’s map is open. This image juddering is even more noticeable when there is heavy rain or heavy snowfall on the screen. At peak performance, Diablo 4 will run at 180 frames per second in 4K at maximum settings. This includes enabled DLAA and DLSS3 frame generation.
The whole reason for running a public beta is to find and fix bugs like this, but many fans are finding it difficult to reproduce previous PC disasters like the legendary bugs and glitches in Cyberpunk 2077 and the next-gen patch for The Witcher 3 to overlook. Even more discouraging for gamers is the recent spate of PC ports that are almost unplayable on release day, such as The Last of Us Part 1 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Some may fear that Diablo 4 will encounter similar problems, but hope that everything goes smoothly when it is released.
The most important legacy that Blizzard needs to consider is that of the Diablo franchise itself. Even the most die-hard fan of the Diablo series would agree that the franchise has had its ups and downs, with the biggest disappointment being the Diablo Immortal mobile game portion. Hopefully Diablo 4 can avoid the same mistakes that Diablo Immortal made and offer an experience that lives up to the franchise’s impressive legacy.
Diablo 4 will be available on June 6th for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series XIS
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