New PlanetSide 2 patch adds DX11 support, significantly boosts FPS performance on modern hardware

Daybreak Games has released a brand new update for PlanetSide 2 that adds a DX11 renderer. This basically means that players on all types of compatible hardware should be receiving notable performance increases due in no small part to this update, but others as well.

As Daybreak Games stated:

“We announced our port to DirectX 11 on our 6th Anniversary. At the time, we were testing an early build and performance tests looked promising. It’s been a long road since then, but our full integration is complete! DX11 will significantly boost FPS performance on modern hardware and will give us a path for further optimization in the future. This is not a visual or gameplay update, so everything should look and play the same as it always has – just with better performance.”

Furthermore, numerous third party software used by the game and our its internal Forgelight engine have been updated, and the team has also restructured the way that assets are packed and encrypted. According to the devs, this results in not only a more performant game, but also smaller file sizes, and more security from cheaters.

As always, Steam will download this new update for PlanetSide 2 and you can find its key features here.

Have fun everyone!