It wouldn’t be a PC launch without a handful of problems and a bunch of angry customers, right? Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launched yesterday, and sadly fall right into the bracket of cross-platform releases that just aren’t playing nice with everyone. My personal experience has been pretty decent so far, but places like Steam, Reddit and the game’s forums are inundated with issues – some of which have fixes already.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided suffers from a host of stability issues, most of which will likely be ironed out in the game’s first patch. Some, however, are users related, and it’s probably a good idea to do the regular driver updates if you’re having issues. Of course drivers aren’t the be all and end all, so if you’re still running into problems the following tweaks might smooth out your experience:
- Turn off MSAA
- Turn off Contact Hardening Shadows
- Keep Volumetric Lighting to on or off
- If you have a 4GB GPU, use settings up to High
- Use 1080p resolution
- Enable Exclusive Fullscreen
Some players are also reporting crashes at certain stages, most notably the Train Station sequence that takes place after the game’s prologue. There isn’t a firm fix yet (although Eidos is working on one), but these are a few workarounds that got things working for some players:
- Lower the graphic settings
- Deselect DLC content from the game’s properties in the library
- Run the game in windowed mode
- Turn off subtitles
There are some more subtle issues too, like the mouse axis settings not properly displaying what is currently in-use. Eidos suggests just ignoring these for the time being, while he team works on the aforementioned bugs and other niggling cases of mouse acceleration being completely off and more control issues.
Right now it doesn’t seem like anything too detrimental (unless you can’t get past that Train Station), so you should be bashing heads and hacking computers in no time. Let us know below if you’re enjoying Deus Ex: Mankind Divided so far, as we work on our own review for publishing soon.
Last Updated: August 24, 2016