As we all know, Need for Speed: Rivals is locked at 30fps. Well, not anymore as Guru3D’s member ‘BetA’ has found a way to unlock the game’s framerate without speeding up the game. However, there is a big catch here. According to BetA, players will need a rocksteady 60fps in order to take advantage of his workaround, otherwise the game will either suffer from the slowmo or the fast forward side effects.
As BetA claimed, PC gamers will have to add these parameters in the game’s shortcut:
“-GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60”
By doing that, PC gamers can force the game to run at silky smooth 60fps. Due to the nature of this workaround though, it’s essential to maintain a constant 60fps at all times.
“u need the Frames to be ROCK Stable..
lets say u make this command with 60/60.
Now when u are in-game but have only , say , 50 fps mostly cause of performance issues, low OC, or simply the PC you are using isn’t strong enough, then the game speed will change.
50/60 than means, that the game plays SLOWER. that’s also why the game with only the FPS command runs faster, since the gameSpeed is still at 30!!”
And there you have it everyone, modders have found a workaround for that ridiculous 30fps cap. Naturally, this fix has its issues, so let’s hope that others will be able to further enhance BetA’s findings, and provide a proper 60fps unlock mod for this racer.
And boohoo to Ghost Games for locking the framerate as it’s pretty obvious by now that the game’s AllDriveAI was not the reason for capping it at 30fps.
Kudos to our reader ‘Ghost Rider LSOV’ for spotting it!