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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Zarude is finally in Pokemon Sword & Shield and players are “terrified”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield players finally getting their hands on Zarude have found the Mythical monster to be “terrifying.” The Dark/Grass-type’s animations in the Wild Area are nightmare fuel.

To celebrate the upcoming Pokemon movie The Secrets of the Jungle, new Mythical ‘mon Zarude was introduced to Sword & Shield. The Dark/Grass-type Legendary plays a major role in the feature length film.

While the character technically made its debut in the RPG months back, many players around the world are only now getting the monster in November. However, some have found one aspect of the character to be unsettling, to say the least.

Some Pokemon Trainers are freaked out by Zarude

Zarude was first revealed back in February, before officially releasing in Sword & Shield in August. Japanese fans who pre-ordered tickets for the film were given a code to redeem the Mythical creature in the Switch title.

However, now that the character has made its debut in Europe, fans have been discovering that the character’s model is kind of creepy. One player uploaded a clip to Reddit, and exclaimed, “So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night.”

The video shows the gigantic Simian lunging towards the player as they run around the snowy region of The Crown Tundra. Its wiry arms snapping towards the ground only add to how unsettling the animation is.

So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night xD from PokemonSwordAndShield

While fans found the character’s design a bit scary back in February, seeing the monkey hurdling towards you is a sight to behold. One Trainer, reacting to the post, wrote, “Oh my goodness that is terrifying!”

Pokemon players react to Zarude video posted on reddit.

Sword & Shield players shared a similar sentiment on Twitter, such as one person who uploaded a screenshot from their game, and said, “Zarude’s run animation is terrifying.”

Pokemon Sword & Shield player uploads screenshot of Zarude running.

Whether you find the ‘mon creepy or not, Zarude is heavily featured in the upcoming Pokemon movie Secrets of The Jungle. At the time of writing, the movie does not have a release date for North America – though watch this space.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest grossing title in the entire franchise. Proof that the series has never been more popular.