God of War (2018) PC Patch 1.0.9 Brings QoL Changes and Better Performance for AMD Users

God of War (2018)
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God of War (2018) PC port has been a great success for Sony. The game has a 97% positive rating on Steam. However, from a technical standpoint, it isn’t perfect. Some AMD users were getting FPS drops and stuttering issues that weren’t solved even after two months of release.

Thankfully, that has been addressed now. The developer released a patch yesterday that finally fixes the performance issues on AMD. Not only that, but the patch also introduced a few QoL changes. Players will now be able to Toggle Aiming and Blocking, so they won’t have to continuously press the button.

New Features
  • Aiming and Blocking can now be configured as a toggle instead of a hold
  • Triple Buffering can now be enabled to reduce micro-stutters at the cost of a minor latency increase
  • GPU memory usage is now included in the video settings to aid performance troubleshooting
  • Memory values will now be detected properly when using integrated graphics
  • Silent crashes will no longer occur if a GPU reports invalid memory values
  • Some gameplay systems will no longer cause intermittent crashes
  • Implemented small object culling to help reduce the number of objects being processed by the CPU
    • Developed in response to recurring AMD performance issues, this change should improve minimum framerates in scenes where there are many objects on-screen. During our testing, we saw an average 20% improvement in frametimes above the 95th percentile.
    • To those not experiencing instances of major framerate drops, please note that this change will not result in a significant improvement to graphical performance.

The developer also mentioned that they have encountered one more issue and are working with AMD to resolve it in a future patch. You can learn more about it along with the patch notes on Steam.

God of War (2018) was released on PC almost four years after its initial release. A sequel, God of War Ragnarök, is coming to PS4/PS5 later this year. The PC version of the sequel hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, we are hopeful that it will launch later on.

So what do you think? Are there any other issues that you want the developer to address? Have you been playing God of War recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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