Forspoken v1.02 Patch Notes improves Steam Deck performance

Forspoken v1.02 Patch Notes improves Steam Deck performance
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Square Enix has now released a minor PC patch for its latest and relatively divisive release, Forspoken. The update mainly focuses on improving its performance on the Steam Deck as it seems that players on Valve’s handheld console have been encountering a variety of problematic bugs.

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There were also some slight updates made to the game itself on PC with the HDR mode adjustments being the most significant. Forspoken’s graphical requirements immediately became a point of contention when it was first revealed so it makes sense that the developers are immediately addressing these problems.

With that said, here’s the full list of patch notes provided by Square Enix.

Forspoken v1.02 Patch Notes

  • Adjustments have been made to the HDR mode
  • Localisation and spelling fixes
  • Various minor fixes
  • Certain technical issues occurring on Steam Deck have been fixed
  • Performance and stability has been improved on Steam Deck

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Reddit users that have already played the game after the update have reported that the game is running much better compared to its pre-patch version. Multiple commenters under one post have said that the difference is night and day when running it on their console. A large number of players have mentioned steady framerates and improved lighting as some of the biggest enhancements.

One Steam Deck user has also noted that the game is running much smoother now on the handheld console. Apparently, it no longer requires “Steam Deck mode to run on Linux,” graphical settings are now functioning as intended, and load times are much faster.

Based on the positive reaction so far, it seems that this is a step in the right direction for Square Enix and its magic parkour title. The developers will most likely continue to release additional patches in the future to address some of the remaining player issues.

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