Watch Dogs 2 New Update On PC Optimizes Game For Low RAM Configurations

Plus a range of graphical improvements too.

Posted By | On 17th, Jan. 2017

Watch Dogs 2 just received a new update on PC. Update 1.09 offers a whole lot of performance and optimization related tweaks and fixes, but arguably the biggest one is the low memory optimizations that have been introduced, which should enable the game to run better (or at all) on lower end PCs.

That apart, there is support for DualShock 4 controllers, as well as a host of visual improvements, that this update also adds to the game. You can check out the full patch notes for update 1.09 for yourself below.

Watch Dogs 2 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Have you played the game? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section.

  • [Performance] RAM Usage Optimization – This patch optimizes a system memory usage which improves the game’s performance on systems with low RAM amount.
  • [Performance] Screenspace Reflections Optimization – This patch improves the overall performance of Screenspace Reflections and adds two new lower quality levels (Medium and High).
  • San Francisco Fog – The algorithm of the San Francisco Fog (aka “Karl”) appearing is improved with this title update.
  • Visual – The maximum value of the Pixel Density slider has been changed from 1.25 to 1.5 with this patch.
  • Sound – We have added a Music Volume slider.
  • Controller – Added support for the newer DualShock 4 controllers (ZCT2U models).
  • YourBoySerge Nerf – This .50 Cal sniper rifle has been the subject of some debate in the community, and is considered to be overpowered in online play. In this patch, we’ve reduced the number of rounds in the magazine from 6 to 1, and we will continue to monitor and balance this beasty rifle.
  • Fixed various minor issues with flickering.
  • Fixed various minor issues with incorrect window modes behavior.
  • Fixed various minor issues with the UI and text.

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