FPS drops and sticks, never recovers when playing in 4k non-UHD

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: 101.102.8319.0 (#73855) 10078593
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

Game drops from 60fps to 40fps consistently after either 1, 2 or 3 multiplayer games. It never recovers, even when the game ends and you return to the menu. I am using very capable hardware with 10GB 3080 and a Ryzen 5 3600. I’ve now spent 10-20 games testing this so I am pretty sure it’s a bug. I slowly cut the mods down until I was only using tall trees and eventually I even played some games with zero mods, and the bug persisted.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS) Eventually, I cannot go more than 3 games without this occuring.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Use a 4k monitor and play in 4K but without the UHD graphics pack. Play on the lowest graphical settings possible, other than v-sync. Be zoomed out.
  2. Play a game of ranked ladder 1 v 1 RM, then a second, possibly a third.
  3. Use an FPS counter to watch it drop and never recover. I have asked opponents if their game is also low FPS when it drops for me, but it doesn’t drop for them. My opponent was recently showing 90fps whilst mine had plummeted to 40 on a 60hz monitor. I have reproduced this about 20 times now and I cannot see a pattern.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
Smooth gameplay at a continued framerate

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

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:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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At about 13:36 in game time was when the drop in frames happened. I tried to mark it by building some palisade foundations, but of course it was a couple of seconds after the event.

I have also uploaded a log file which should cover the game in question.