Faced extreme stutter issues while playing the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta? The video game’s CPU usage left a lot of players dismayed during the open beta phase. Although the GPU usage remained pretty much fine, CPUs were left out of breath most of the time. The result? Extreme lags made it very difficult to perform actions in-game. Read this article to know more about the issue which plagued players during the beta phase.
The exciting open beta phase of Battlefield 2042 is now over! Players bid their farewell to the popular first-person shooter video game until its official release. Well, November 19 isn’t very far. And, the developers require this little over one month’s time to patch up the video game. The public open beta was live for just two days, and the number of reports received during the same was huge. DICE couldn’t address each one of them before the beta was over. One of the most reported issues was that of the 100% CPU usage/CPU overload bug. It affected Battlefield 2042’s gameplay mechanics and visual attributes majorly. Although a lot of reports about the same poured in during the beta, the developers couldn’t address it at that time. Keep reading to know more.
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Battlefield (BF) 2042 100% CPU usage issue troubling some players
On some servers the fpsoverlay shows processor constantly on red with lag occuring and practically making it impossible to hit enemies, this was also the case for my friend whom was playing with me. This happened 2 times yesterday. I have intel i7 9700k so that’s not the issue.
The 100% CPU bug shouldn’t have appeared, players said. Most of them have more than what the video game requires of hardware. Both CPU and GPU’s recommended requirements were met and were way past the minimum requirements. Players were quoted calling Battlefield 2042 “extremely unoptimized for CPU usage”. While the CPU usage touched 100%, GPU usage remained nominal (at 20-40%). A few unofficial fixes were mentioned in threads: one was to reinstall Windows entirely, and the other was to increase screen resolution according to GPU power. But, these are not proved enough to be stated as working fixes. While some said that the bug occurred rarely, others were annoyed enough to get the video game refunded due to it.
Although this was a beta phase, fans haven’t taken all the issues quite well. They fear a disastrous official launch next month. Well, we cannot say anything at this moment regarding what is up for the future. But, even if it was a beta phase, the video game should have been better executed than this. The number of bugs reported during the beta phase and the inability of the developers to handle them don’t encourage the player base in any way. We will have to see how DICE handles these bugs during the official launch of Battlefield 2042.