Age of Empires 2: HD Edition Gets A Beta Patch That Offers Up To 500% Performance Improvements

Age of Empires 2 The Age Of Kings
A lot of players were disappointed with the performance of Age of Empires 2’s HD Edition. Thankfully, the development team has released a beta update that offers up to 50% performance improvements on low-end systems and up to 500% performance improvements on high-end systems. This improved build is currently available only on the “performance build” beta, meaning that you will have to opt for AoE2 HD’s beta patches/updates. You can view its complete changelog below.
Age of Empires 2 HD Edition Beta Update Changelog:
Patch Notes for ‘performance build’
-Frame rate & performance improvements that increase frame rates up to 50% on low end machines and up to 500% on the high end systems previously experiencing frame rate issues.
-Visual fixes:
*Windows DPI scaling no longer zooms the in-game perspective
*Default scroll speed increased
-Multiplayer fixes including:
*Quitting a multiplayer game triggers a resignation instead appearing as a ‘drop’
*Private lobbies stay private
*Quick match no longer crashes
*Long Steam usernames no longer cause crash
*Hotkeys for multiplayer are correctly saved
*Lobby now enforces that you only play multiplayer with the same build version
*Visual indications of players in your lobby and in game who have low frame rate
*Better networking verification prior to entering game (prevents getting stuck on the voting screen)
*Performance warning if you have high ping to one other player who isn’t host or if your data is being relayed
*Multiplayer quick match speed defaults to normal
*Quick match has additional map size filter
*Multiplayer Lobby doesn’t lock to a region for displaying games
-Achievements fix:
*Single player unlocks achievements properly