Windows 10 update code-named KB4482887 has negatively impacted the performance of multiple games on the platform. Microsoft have acknowledged and confirmed the issue and are suggesting that users remove the update from their system.
The latest update for Windows 10 labeled KB4482887 has caused a downgrade in gaming performance on Nvidia and AMD GPUs. Microsoft themselves have confirmed this problem and have issued an official statement on their support page.
Addressing the performance troubles, Microsoft have stated that: "After installing KB4482887, users may notice graphics and mouse performance degradation with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2."
They also went on to say that they are currently working on a solution for said problem, and that an update will be provided in an upcoming release.
As a temporary workaround for the performance issue, Microsoft recommend that users simply remove the KB4482887 update from their system. This will revert any changes made by the patch and so the regular performance of your machine will be restored.
Even though Microsoft have specified Destiny 2 as an example of a game crippled by the update, Reddit users have reported on other, older titles being severly affected as well. One user has stated that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is basically unplayable because any mouse movement makes his screen freeze.
Another user claims that a similar thing has happened to him in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 where he has seen massive drops in FPS while moving his character. To make things even worse, moving the mouse has rendered his game unplayable as well, which speaks volumes about the extent of "mouse degradation" problems Microsoft warned about in their official statement.
It's not just shooter games that have had their performance degraded by the update, as action RPG titles, such as God Eater 3, have also been affected according to a reddit user who reports that his in-game performance has gone from a smooth 4K 60FPS to a "lag fest" in certain levels. However, all of the aforementioned issues were successfully resolved by simply uninstalling the update.
If you've noticed any drops in your gaming performance recently, we suggest you follow Microsoft's advice and remove the update for the time being. To do this, head over to Windows Settings and open Update & Security.
Then click on View Update History, and click on the Uninstall Updates button which will bring you to a screen with all the recent updates and patches installed on your system. Locate the KB4482887 update, right click it and select Uninstall.
You will now have successfully uninstalled this troublesome patch and your gaming performance should be back up to speed.