Game Stuttering Past 20 Minutes

Game Version: 5.0.3549.0

  • Build: 5.0.3549.0
  • Platform: Steam
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Gamertag: wwrich

Issue:

After about 20 minutes of gameplay either online with a friend or with AI alone, I begin to receive stutters in framerate. This stutter does not seem to be tied to GPU as in certain locations of the map there are no stutters. Only in denser portions of the map I receive stutters, I usually think these are related to CPU bottleneck but I am running an 3950x and utilizing 12 cores that never reach above 30% while playing. The GPU I use is a 3080, and never seems to sweat while playing. I am also running with 16gb of RAM, so the system should be good enough to handle the stress of the NPCs while playing.

Does anyone else have any of these issues? I am curious as to what is causing this.

Reproduction Steps:

Here’s how to reproduce the problem:

  1. Begin to build up an army and have several dozen villages and the stutters begin to occur.

Faced a similar issue about 40 minutes into the game, and when multiple units from all players (2v2) were battling, the game crashed.

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