BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk has not received a single patch on the PC since its launch

As we’ve already said, each and every month we’ll be looking at some PC games that came out in 2017 and suffered from performance or optimization issues at their time of release. So, today we’ll be focusing on BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk; a KOEI Tecmo game that came out on February 21st, 2017, on the PC and has not received a single PC patch.

As we wrote in our PC Performance Analysis, BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk had a lot of potential. While the game suffered from some optimization issues – that KOEI Tecmo has still not fixed – it also did not support mouse and displayed gamepad-only on-screen indicators. Contrary to Nioh, though, KOEI Tecmo didn’t bother addressing these issues.

This basically means that the Environment option is still bugged and comes with a huge performance hit. Therefore, and in order to get a smooth gameplay experience, PC gamers will have to drop that particular setting to Low.

To its credit, KOEI Tecmo appears to be supporting its latest titles with patches, however, it’s a shame that this game was left to its fate. Let’s also not exclude the fact that the game is still being sold at a full price (59,99€), even though its post-launch support has been non-existent.

Similarly to NieR: Automata, though it’s from a different publisher, we don’t expect to see any patches, fixes or improvements to BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email