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As you can tell, when I'm in the Avenger main screen as well as watching cutscenes, my fps drops significantly to around 10-30 fps, as well as my gpu reaching temperatures around 73 degrees C.

Basically, almost every part of the game has a significant visual lag even though I have a mid-tier gaming rig. This was tested on running low -> high settings, and the issues are still prevalent on low and high.

The issues:

  • Low framerate in Avenger HQ
  • Extremely low framerate when in Dropship
  • Low framerate in combat after concealment is lifted
  • In-game cinematics also have low framerate.

Anyone else getting this, and have a fix for this? Is this just a part of poor optimisation?

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    Sounds like the lack of proper optimization, usual in games just after their release.
    – Aventinus
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 8:59
  • I was having mid 20-30 fps in the Avenger screen on my 970, but the game defaulted to 8xMSAA. Dropping down to 2x, or FXAA pushed my frame rates back up to 50-60.
    – Kexlox
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 13:07
  • Looking at the steam reviews, bad performance is a very common complaint about the game. I guess we will have to wait for version 1.1
    – Philipp
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 15:42

1 Answer 1


This was fixed in the first performance patch that Firaxis pushed through.

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