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Death Stranding receives a 5.1GB Update, improves stability & framerates when using Steam Input

Kojima Productions has released a brand new update for the PC version of Death Stranding. According to the release notes, patch 1.02 improves overall stability, packs a number of bug fixes, and improves framerates when using Steam Input.

Moreover, PC gamers can now set separately key assignments for Use/Dismount Vehicle to “Perform Action” and “In Vehicle”. Additionally, the game does no longer revert back its custom key assignments.

Now while this patch states that it improves overall stability and performance, some Steam users have experienced lower performance. According to reports, the game now performs worse than before on some PC configurations. Unfortunately, we have already uninstalled the game so we can’t test this new patch ourselves.

Furthermore, the game does no longer allow you to use FidelityFX with FXAA. In version 1.02, the game locks the Anti-aliasing technique to TAA when using FidelityFX. In previous versions, PC gamers could select whichever anti-aliasing option they wanted (when using FidelityFX).

As always, Steam will download this latest update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its complete changelog. Lastly, make sure to read our PC Review, as well as our PC Performance Analysis!

Death Stranding PC Patch 1.02 Release Notes

  • Key assignments for Use/Dismount Vehicle can now be set separately to “Perform Action” and “In Vehicle”. You can now set different keys for getting on and off a vehicle.
  • When restarting the game after changing key assignments, some key assignments were reverted. This patch fixes that issue.
  • Included other stability improvements and general bug fixes.
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate dropped when using Steam Input.

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