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Assassin's Creed Valhalla screen tearing all but fixed, but PS5 performance takes a dive

Published: 10:04, 27 November 2020
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Title Update 1.0.4 for Assassin's Creed Valhalla fixed a lot of screen tearing on Xbox Series X but the issue still persists in some cases. Additionally, PS5 players report worse performance than before the patch.

Yesterday, Ubisoft released a much-needed patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla which brought many performance improvements, bug fixes and other changes and tweaks. On Xbox Series X, the game suffered from screen tearing on non-VRR TVs but it looks like Ubisoft almost managed to fix the issue, though, it's still present in some areas. 

Interestingly, PlayStation 5 players report that the patch has somehow made performance on PS5 worse in the 60 FPS mode. Apparently, the game now dips below 40 FPS in some areas, usually large cities.

The drop is not that massive though and the performance is still great on PlayStation 5 but it certainly does run the game slower in some areas, which is worth noting. As expected, conspiracy theories about Xbox paying off Ubisoft to throttle the game on PS5 are already in full swing on social media and gaming forums.

On the other hand, PC players are the biggest winners. Ubisoft improved performance, there's less crashing and you'll also get a nice FPS boost - around 5 per cent faster than before with noticeably less stutter and huge gains in minimum FPS, which is always nice.

Hopefully, though, Ubisoft will continue to work on the game and address the issues on all platforms since the game still needs some work and there are plenty of bugs that need squashing. 

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Ubisoft Montreal

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