I experienced this on the team islands map (don’t remember its exact name).
If fully on land performance is fine, if fully on water too, but if there’s a mix of water and coast there is a considerable drop in performance. I go from about 65fps down to 47fps or so. 2/3rds water, 1/3 land with no units in sight seems to be the best way to reproduce it. I can take screenshots with the Rivatuner overlay.
To me the issue is much worse since I enjoy too much dual 4K monitors and playing full desktop. My PC is able to reach 144 FPS in my laptop display, a 144Hz full HD display. When I go to dual 4K @60Hz my FPS drops to about 20 under normal, land-only conditions.
Whenever water comes into view, I drop to 8 or so FPS, making the game very hard to enjoy. Yes, math sounds about right: 4K = 4 * Full HD. So dual 4K is 8 times as much screen so 20 * 8 = 160, which is probably what my PC can do on a single Full HD display.
It seems that it is a feature of the Relic graphics engine, where dragging the camera and focusing it on large areas of water makes the GPU double its use, I also noticed this in COH 3. Most likely it is something related to the textures and terrains of the game, anyway, it would be great if the developers pronounce on the matter on whether this will stay like this or if a solution is being worked on, especially for low-end PCs.
Hi, has this been resolved? I’m also playing on a high end rig, land maps work fine (not great, just fine), but water maps are unplayable due to the immense amount of lag that I get hit with whenever an inch of water comes into view.
Hi, long time no see. It is not a matter of “IF”. It DOES happen, to a lot of people. Maybe super high end PC’s or single-monitor people don’t really notice, but I bet this is there for all. Instead of imposing the ########### of each one of us uploading DxDiag, which I bet won’t reveal anything special, why not organize some testing sessions with users and the devs?
I bet the people that don’t complain are on single monitors, or dual non-4K monitors, or on just beast rigs. This is real my friend. Cheers!