Watch Dogs is one of the most-awaited and top-rated games. It was demonstrated in E3 2013 and people praised it. The game finally arrived on consoles first. Then after some time, it came out for the PC. Actually, PC gamers were waiting for this game for a long time. The demo showed better graphics and improvement in PC. As the game is here, there are many disappointments. The graphics are downgraded. And there are a lot of issues with performance. In short, the game has bad optimization for Windows. So this is our trick to fix Watch Dogs lag, FPS drops, and shuttering issue.
Watch Dogs is highly demanding and everyone accepts it. We need a powerful graphics card and processors to play this game. Even playing games in higher-end computers show issues. This means there is a lack of optimization. The major issue is shuttering. FPS drop is also another issue. The gameplay is very choppy and disturbing. This is bad for all types of players. People with less powerful computers also wish to enjoy the gameplay at lower settings. But bad optimization and shuttering don’t allow this.
People and players like us are very disappointed in graphics as well. The E3 demo was very good but the game came out to be not of the demo quality. It seems that it is not a very good port. Some gamers reverse-engineered the game files. They found that developers sabotaged high-quality texture files. There is a 3rd party patch available, which unlocks great beautiful texture for good graphics, as shown in the trailer. If you want, you check more on that in some forums and websites. You just need a good quad-core processor and a powerful graphics card to enjoy high quality textures with some patch.
Watch Dogs Lag Fix Solution
The solution to most problems is similar to the Need For Speed Rivals Lag Fix. The shuttering issue may still be there, but we advise you to test this code. All you have to do is just copy the code.”
-GameTime.MaxSimFps 18-GameTime.ForceSimRate 18+"”in the target field of your game’s shortcut on the desktop. Use the 18 as a variable and change it as necessary. Increase or decrease it according to your computer’s power. Go to desktop shortcut and right-click on it and select Properties. Then in the target field, copy the code after the location.
Test as many possible values you find suitable. The code will limit FPS but can solve issues. If you have a good powerful computer, then higher values can be used. A new patch from Ubisoft should also fix many of the issues. The video and solution were provided by our editor. This is gameplay from a computer having AMD Phenom X6 1055t, Zotac GT 610 2GB, Dlogix 8 GB RAM, Seagate Poseidon 1TB HDD, and Biostar A960D+ MotherBoard.
Another test was done on Dell 3542 with GT820M and Core i5 4210U with 4 GB RAM. We saw lag and used the lag fix codes and new updates. Similar issues persisted on a laptop with GT 755M in SLI with Core i7 and 8GB RAM. GT 755M in SLI is a very powerful configuration for this time being. We tested in three systems and we got problems with all our devices. You may say that our systems are weak but for us, we see a lack of optimization.
Watch Dogs and Gameplay
Gamers love game that runs smoothly on mid-level computers. We hope Ubisoft puts out a new patch and updates the game. Watch Dogs is an open-world game. It is getting good ratings from users because of its gameplay, though. We also like the gameplay after the shuttering fix. The concept is actually very good. We hope they bring a new addition to the series with better improvements.
Watch Dogs is similar to the Grand Theft Auto Series. But it is not quite the same. Both are open world third-person action adventure games. But the gameplay, mechanics, story type are all different. Watch Dogs is more about the modern world, technology embedded systems, and hacking. As the name suggests, it is about surveillance, data, communications, and all vulnerabilities. In contrast, GTA is all about crime, action, and fun. Both are entertaining and they each have their USP. Watch Dogs surely gives a new perspective and experience to us.
Our experience with this first was alright because of the optimization issues in the beginning. However, in the next part, we would like to see a fully baked product with good optimization for lower spec computers. It is good to have high graphics, HD textures, but developers should also consider the lower stack of the group. The humble gamers also love to experience gameplay without enjoying top-notch graphics. So we should consider them as well.
Original Published: 2014/06/26