Destiny 2 PC stuttering fix coming today

A cheeky little hotfix patch is coming to Destiny 2 today to fix a framerate stuttering bug caused by, er, the previous hotfix. It’s a small patch but the eyemashing of hitching frames can really make a game irritating or difficult to play, so it needs fixing sharpish. And that’s what Hotfix 1.0.6.2 will do today.

The problems arrived in Hotfix 1.0.6.1, which launched on Thursday, November 2nd. Three hours later, Bungie said “We are actively investigating reports of Destiny 2 PC frame rate stuttering after accepting Hotfix 1.0.6.1.” After a few days of investigation and work, they announced on Sunday that they had a fix and it’d be out today:

That support page explains that folks playing when the hotfix hits should be able to finish their current activity, not getting booted instantly, but after they’re done they’ll need to restart to update.

So that’s that. Destiny 2 is best on PC, young Matthew Cox will tell you, but the platform is inherently more prone to little quirks and problems like this. It’s good Bungie are fixing ’em relatively quickly.

I’ve still not touched Destiny 2 though, from what Pip tells me, the showboating Gunslinger sounds right up my cyberstreet. No, the few pals I do have Destineering are scattered across platforms and heck, we’re all still playing Plunkbat instead anyway. But I do like showboating…

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  1. Sarracenae says:

    I have to say I’ve been somewhat shocked how bad the customer service from Bungie is. Apparently console players say this is normal for them.

    If you have a problem the only place to get help seems to be the PC part of the forum, where pages and pages of posts exist, with no replay from Bungie. Yes most are the “I’ve been randomly banned posts” but many are other problems. There simply doesn’t seem to be any actual way of getting support, no ticket system, no e-mail just a forum it appears no one reads.

    As a laptop user I’ve got a number of issues, firstly the fullscreen not working issue, which has been acknowledged for 2 weeks without a fix. Surprising as it was fine in beta on my 970m. Granted i still get 60fps on medium which is fine, but it boggles the mind that a simple issue hasn’t had a fix in 2 weeks.

    Secondly, I have an issue where the game controls have a life of their own when moving forward with the keyboard. Sometimes you simply keep running long after you have let go of the w key. Every time you run towards a chest you just keep on running. This is infuriating especially parts of the game that are platform heavy. Running to the edge of the a cliff you continue forward so press back, then let go and you continue forward so press back, you are constantly fighting with controls so you don’t fall off things.

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