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Mafia 3 is locked to 30FPS on PC, but a fix is coming

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Mafia 3 locked to 30FPS on PC

Mafia 3 is out today, and from the six or so hours I played last month I don’t foresee much to be worried about. Critics like us here have only just received our copies, and are slowly digging through the game for a review next week. Those playing on PC have run into an issue however. The port is seemingly locked to 30FPS – which is common for console but rather outlandish for high powered PCs. Hanger 13 is aware of it too.

Responding rather quickly to a flood of complaints, Hanger 13 and 2K acknowledged that the PC port of the game currently runs with a locked framerate. They have said that a fix for the issue is currently in development, and expect the issue to be resolved sometime this weekend. It’s a sharp turnaround for anyone planning to pick up the game today at retail.

We currently have a patch running here at the studio that includes 30, 60, and unlimited frames-per-second options in the video menu, among other improvements for the PC version of Mafia III. We’re verifying the patch now to ensure everything is working as expected. If everything goes well, we expect the update to go live this weekend. We will be keeping the PC community up-to-date on the status of the patch throughout the weekend and thank you for all the feedback!

Still, why was that restriction there in the first place? 2K seems to think that releasing the title with the framerate cap allowed them to avoid some early technical issues, with the post assuring that the game runs at a locked 30FPS across all three platforms. That might be true, but it’s a far cry from what PC players expect from their games. Especially when running them on high end rigs that are built specifically to get the most out of a videogame graphically.

But it’s nice to see that Hanger 13 is close to a fix already, and hopefully within the next day or so every PC player should have no issue running the game at the framerate they desire. We’ll have a lot more on Mafia 3 as we start chewing our way through it for review over the next couple of days.

Last Updated: October 7, 2016

27 Comments

  1. Given the way people are bitching about it on Steam you’d swear 30fps made this happen…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/L4caiF7GTkgJa/200.gif

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 7, 2016 at 14:43

      People bitch on Steam, when did this start?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 7, 2016 at 14:46

        Today! Right out of nowhere too. 😀

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          October 7, 2016 at 14:47

          tee hee hee

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  2. Aries

    October 7, 2016 at 14:41

    I call bullshit, they ported the game and said screw testing the PC version like alot of game devs these days

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 7, 2016 at 14:42

    • Aries

      October 7, 2016 at 14:43

      lolololol

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    • Viper_ZA

      October 7, 2016 at 14:49

      Good, my TV is only 720p lol 🙁

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    • Darren Peach

      October 7, 2016 at 16:54

      Absolutely brilliant.

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  4. Viper_ZA

    October 7, 2016 at 14:43

    Anyone know anything about how it performs on PS4 yet? 😛

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 7, 2016 at 14:44

      Compared to PCs, not that well

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      • Viper_ZA

        October 7, 2016 at 14:47

        I wouldn’t expect 60fps on console just yet xD

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    • Raptor Rants

      October 7, 2016 at 15:06

      The same as on PC currently? 30FPS?

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      • Viper_ZA

        October 7, 2016 at 15:08

        I should’ve been more specific. Does it play okay / look okay for PS4. Nothing compared to PC, there fixed it 😀

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        • Raptor Rants

          October 7, 2016 at 15:08

          30FPS with slightly lower textures compared to PC?

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          • Viper_ZA

            October 7, 2016 at 15:10

            That’s even worse than GTA 5 then lol :/

          • Raptor Rants

            October 7, 2016 at 15:12

            HAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Viper_ZA

            October 7, 2016 at 15:18

            2K has gone to the dogs lol

  5. hooker

    October 7, 2016 at 15:01

    This is exactly why I don’t preorder

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  6. Ghost In The Rift

    October 7, 2016 at 15:02

    Not just frame issues over on the steam page haha, stumps me how these devs release games only to hurt the PC platform and then them self’s, but hey at least they confirmed the issue and said when it will be fixed….Hey Sean Murry, yes you…when will those feature you promised be patched? Sean? hey Sean?…..dammit where did he go now.

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  7. Raptor Rants

    October 7, 2016 at 15:05

    I really can’t understand how a game launches on PC locked at 30FPS anymore. Devs should know people are going to have babies over this. Why not just have it sorted pre-gold?

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    • Dutch Matrix

      October 7, 2016 at 15:22

      “Honey! The damn Game is locked to 30FPS!!! Get naked we are going to make babies!!!!”

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      • Raptor Rants

        October 7, 2016 at 15:24

        HAHAHAHHAHA. I should try this

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        • Dutch Matrix

          October 7, 2016 at 15:29

          Let me know how your wife’s right hook compares to Rocky’s…

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          • Raptor Rants

            October 10, 2016 at 15:31

            I’d rather face Rocky. My wife is a Ginger

  8. Spy Master Tokashi

    October 7, 2016 at 15:31

    AAAANNNDDDD Thats why you do not pre-order anymore, kids…

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  9. Steinmetz Mihály Mátyás

    October 7, 2016 at 17:46

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