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Destiny 2 finally fixes AMD GPU FPS problems

Published: 20:38, 06 July 2021
Destiny 2 - Spider's Lair in Tangled Shore
Destiny 2 - Spider's Lair in Tangled Shore

Bungie pushed out an update with the latest weekly reset, nerfing shotguns and buffing the frame rates for AMD GPUs.

Destiny 2 is a game filled to the brim with high octane action and when your FPS suddenly goes down by 50 per cent or even more, you tend to notice a drastic drop in the enjoyment of the aforementioned action. That is exactly what happened on November 10, 2020, when Beyond Light expansion launched - Bungie took away half the game's content, introduced the worst thing that ever happened to PvP and messed up the frame rates on PC.

On July 6, 2021, the woes of terrible frame rates seem to be over. Nvidia GPUs saw their share of fixes over the course of time but the users never reported a full return to the pre-expansion frame rates. AMD users never had such luck and had to resort to playing with outdated drivers in order to prevent frame rate drops that were often detrimental in the heat of combat.

With the fix arriving in the first week of July 2021 , Bungie finally managed to put a stop to these issues, meaning the horrendous frame rates have been haunting AMD users for almost eight months in total. To be exact, it was 239 days from Beyond Light launch to the Solstice 2021 patch that fixed the issue. 

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Just in case you are not familiar with the extent of these issues, Destiny 2 could run at constant 60 FPS and even higher on a humble RX 580 before Beyond Light released. While the FPS problem persisted, even the top of the line RX 6000 series struggled with just 40 FPS in Tangled Shore.

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