Game stutter when creating units and researching techs

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • **GAME BUILD # Version 101.101.54684.0 7486483
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

The game stutters/hangs about 90% of the time a unit is created or a tech is research. This occurs both in Single and Multiplayer. It’s a similar effect to the fixed bug where the game would hang when Age up was clicked.

This issue has only started to occur since the most recent update. I’m fairly sure it actually started after the most recent hotfix as I didn’t notice anything the first day of the update. I’ve never had issues with performance before and my laptop specs are well above the recommended requirements (16GB RAM, RTX 3060). I’ve tried all obvious fixes (verifying game files, reinstalling, changing in-game graphics options, disabling all mods) and nothing has had an impact. Even on lowest possible graphics settings the bug is just as prevalent.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Load up any game and create units. Most noticeable if using Aegis and making lots of units at the same time, the game will fully freeze for a second or two.
  2. In a normal game it seems to occur more frequently late-game, although this is possibly simply because of the increased amount of unit creation late game.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

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:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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Visible in this recording although I’m unclear if the lag will appear if viewed on a different machine.

*SP Replay v101.101.54684.0 @2021.10.08 014432.aoe2record (383.9 KB)

Hi @CopingGazelle21!

Thank you for letting us know this. We are already tracking this issue :star: