New Shadow of the Tomb Raider PC patch fixes framerate stutters, adds native PS4 controller support and more

EIDOS Montreal and Nixxes have released the second PC patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. According to the release notes, this patch packs a variety of fixes for issues that could cause framerate stutters on specific PC setups, features changes to make Exclusive Fullscreen more robust, and adds native support for PS4 controllers connected to your PC via Bluetooth.

Furthermore, this second patch features a variety of smaller fixes related to functionality, performance, and stability, adds rumble support for Steam Controller, provides default configurations for Xbox, PS4, and other controllers and adds a warning message for when the game does not have access to the ‘Documents’ folder to write save data.

In case you are wondering, no. This patch does not add the promised real-time ray tracing effects that will be supported by NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 2080Ti and the RTX 2080.

As always, Steam will download this patch the next time you launch its client and you can find its complete changelog below.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Second Patch Release Notes

  • A variety of fixes for issues that could cause framerate stutters on specific PC setups.
  • Added warning message for when the game does not have access to the ‘Documents’ folder to write save data.
    • One common reason for failures is Windows Defender ‘Protected Folders’ feature. If you have problems with your game not being saved, please consider disabling ‘Protected Folders’.
  • Changes to make Exclusive Fullscreen more robust. This specifically relates to problems that occur when other applications or tools like overlays hook into the game.
    • For best stability we recommend that you play without enabling any 3rd party tools that influence the game.
  • Added native support for PS4 controllers connected to your PC via Bluetooth.
  • When using Steam Input:
    • Game now provides default configurations for Xbox, PS4, and other controllers.
    • Updates to Steam Controller configuration.
    • Rumble support for Steam Controller.
  • Changes to ensure BitDefender and other AV products are less likely to block the game.
  • A variety of smaller fixes related to functionality, performance, and stability.

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