Watch_Dogs – Modders Figured Out Ways To Enable E3 2012 Bloom Effects & Improve Performance

Well, you gotta love modders. There was a lot of debate whether Kadzait24’s XML mod was doing anything at all in Watch_Dogs. Apparently, it wasn’t a placebo effect as most thought so. According to the latest reports, its 3.0 version comes with improved visuals and significant performance gains.

Truth be told, this Kadzait24’s mod – in its current state – does not increase the texture quality and does not bring significant physics effects to the table. Still, its latest version comes with improved reflections, performance, and shadows. Not only that, but this mod has also improved the stuttering side effects that a lot of PC gamers have been facing.

Moreover, Guru3D’s member ‘TheWorse’ has figured out a way to enable the E3 2012 Bloom effect that was missing from the final version. In addition, the modder is working on getting more fog on the ambient through the same shaders.

Those interested can download Kadzait24’s mod from here and TheWorse’s Bloom mod from here.

Enjoy!

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