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Fans outraged over Borderlands 3 PS4 Pro & Xbox One X performance

Published: 13/Sep/2019 21:06 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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The release of the latest instalment in the Borderlands series has some fans angry due to performance issues on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Borderlands 3 released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13, after a six-year wait for a sequel to the looter shooter.

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What should be a happy time for fans of the series has turned into disappointment for some, as console players are reporting devastating issues with the game’s performance.

Gearbox SoftwareBorderlands 3 released on September 13.

Console players can choose to switch between prioritizing resolution to cap the frame rate at 30FPS, or prioritizing performance to increase the frame rate to 60FPS and render at 1080p resolution. What you pick solely depends on your preference.

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Unfortunately for some, the game’s performance mode completely tanks the system, and players have reported frame rate drops as low as 10FPS – a far shot from the promised 60.

“I’m getting pretty bad framerate drops on ps4 right now, with small amounts of skags in the screen i can already feel the frames dropping and it gets a lot worse when i open menus, also the aiming feels a bit off but idk maybe that’s just me” one Reddit user commented on a Borderlands 3 bugs thread

“Runs like ass on my PS4 slim. I get that it’s an aging console but the menu’s are so slow and it feels like it’s running at 20 FPS. Hopefully there will be a performance patch,” another said.

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RedditMultiple Reddit users complained of console framerate issues.

Some players have also reported input lag on console, which is a serious issue especially in a first-person shooter where reaction times need to be fast.

“It feels like there is a little bit of input lag for me, this makes aiming feel weird. Checked tv for game mode etc, usually have zero problems with input lag,” detailed one disgruntled player. 

“Theres definitely input lag and it’s a really throwing off the feel of the game. Lots of people are saying it doesnt feel right, feels too ‘floaty’, I think those people just dont realise the problem is the input lag.” another agreed.

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RedditOther console players reported input lag issues.

In terms of a solution to input lag, many offered temporary solutions, such as increasing thumbstick sensitivity, reducing stick deadzone, and adjusting the game’s field of view settings.

It is currently unclear as to if or when a performance patch will be coming out in the near future to fix the issues, but it’s not unheard of for game developers to push out updates following day-one feedback.

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Borderlands 3’s Metacritic page gives the game a score of 85 based on critics’ reviews, and an audience score of just 4.7 at the time of this article.

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Call of Duty Mobile adds Blackout map Alcatraz to battle royale mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 6:06 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 6:37

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty Mobile’s Anniversary update is in full effect to celebrate the launch of Season 11 and a few big surprises are on the way, including a limited time second map for the battle royale mode.

It’s the one year anniversary of CoD Mobile and the developers are celebrating in a big way. The full Season 11 patch notes outlined a bunch of new content on the horizon. From new rewards and weapons to a full Battle Pass and plenty more, there’s a ton to play for amidst the festivities.

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However, there’s also plenty more excitement set to carry the hype through the entire season. Chief among the additions is a special, limited-time map coming just for the battle royale playlist. If you’re a long-time Call of Duty player, you’ll know the location all too well.

Blackout’s Alcatraz map will be available to play alongside the standard Isolated battle royale map you know already. 

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Blackout’s Alcatraz map is making a return for a limited time in CoD Mobile.

“For our Anniversary Season we’re adding a limited time second map with Alcatraz,” the developers revealed on October 14. This location hasn’t been seen in Call of Duty since Black Ops 4’s take on the battle royale genre with Blackout.

If you weren’t around for its original run, Blackout is a considerably smaller map than what you might be used to in CoD Mobile. “Keep your head on a swivel and take advantage of the map’s verticality,” they advised. “Get up high and rain destruction on your enemies below.”

Similar to Warzone for PC and console players, plenty of vehicles were scattered around the original Blackout map. Expect to see some of those make a return, though every other gameplay element will play exactly the same as you’re used to.

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It’s worth noting, however, that this map won’t be a permanent addition to the mobile experience. Alcatraz is included for the Anniversary celebration before it disappears again. Though given how much effort would have been required to port the map to CoD Mobile, it’s likely not the last time we see it.

CoD Mobile Alcatraz
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Keep on high alert at all times as Alcatraz is a much smaller battle royale map than Isolation.

Expect to see plenty of surprises in the battle royale playlist throughout the next month. From new weapons to mods and a ton of balance updates, it’s easily one of the biggest patches to date.

Get caught up to speed before dropping in with a full rundown on the Season 11 patch notes here.

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