Bethesda’s stealthy sequel Dishonored 2 has received quite some negative feedback on Steam regarding its performance and have led the company to releasing recommendations to help players. Players on Steam even with high-end systems with a GTX 1080 have reported issues with the game.

Check them out below:

General recommendations

  • Avoid using Alt-Tab when playing. Relaunch the game if you see performance dropping after using Alt-tab.
  • Avoid having background applications running in addition to the game.

Video Settings

  • If you have performance issues, try lowering the resolution.
  • Use 1440p resolution only if you have a very high-end GPU ( GTX 1070/1080 or equivalent)
  • Keep the V-Sync activated, especially if you have large framerate fluctuations.
  • If you have framerate under 30 fps, adjust the “Adaptive Resolution” between minimum (50%) and default value (75%).

Advanced Settings

  • Use the “Auto” presets:  this should adjust your visual settings without impacting your framerate.
  • If you still have performance issues with “Auto” presets:
  • Try deactivating the “TXAA Anti-Aliasing”
  • Try lowering the texture details

Dishonored 2 seems quite poorly optimised on PC and it seems Bethesda is working on fixing the game. To be honest, it’s not the first time a game from Bethesda is not optimised. Having issues with the game? Maybe try the above or wait out for a patch.