Windowed mode still worthless (functionally)

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: ((46295)) version 101.101.46295.0 6421374
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


If you play the game in windowed mode, the mouse is improperly clamped to the window. Basic gameplay elements like scrolling around the map, and making sure I don’t accidentally resize or close out of the game is incredibly difficult.

I prefer to play with a smaller window and never really got around to reporting this bug when the game was released, but it’s been impossible to play windowed mode for its entirety.

: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. Launch the game
  2. Select windowed mode instead of full screen / borderless
  3. Try to play the game and realize that your mouse is constrained to the game improperly and it becomes basically unplayable

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
I would hope that the mouse would be properly constrained to the game, so that when i’m trying to pan around the map and play quickly I don’t start randomly resizing the window

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While in game, can easily click ‘close’ by accident. Can also resize window, and select the other options listed at the top-right.

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Yeah, I tried to play windowed, the window got re-sized a bit through the match somehow, much to my non-liking

I wish the game had a ‘windowed borderless’ view available, too, so we don’t see the weird border all the way around the screen with a title bar at the top. This view would be like what other games do where it’s, essentially, full-screen view yet recognized by OBS that it’s windowed so OBS works.