Killer Instinct Season 3's Game speed is tied to framerate

Killer Instinct Season 3's Game speed is tied to framerate

Killer Instinct Season 3 PC System Requirements

Killer Instinct Season 3's Game speed is tied to framerate


Most fighting games have certain aspects of the game tied to the framerate, allowing players to have frame perfect counters, attacks and give the fighting system some additional depth. 

Typically we see fighting games limited to 60FPS, as this gives players a level playing field for multiplayer and allows these frame specific actions to take place in the game. If framerates were allowed to fluctuate freely certain aspects of the fighting system would be lost, or at worst that the game will run at a faster speed as certain gameplay aspects are tied to the game's framerate. 

Killer Instinct Season 3 has now launched on PC, but as a Windows UWP title, the game's max refresh rate is limited to a maximum of the monitors refresh rate meaning that the game automatically runs at framerates that are higher than 60FPS on 120Hz and 144Hz monitors, forcing the game to run at higher than standard speeds. 

Below is a video showcasing the games speed issues on high refresh rate monitors. 



Right now there are several ways that players may fix this problem when using a high refresh rate display though the developers of the game say that they are working on fixing this issue.  

Right now to fix this issues users will need to run their monitor at 60Hz at the desktop, or set a custom resolution that has a refresh rate of 60Hz. This will make the game think that you maximum refresh rate is 60Hz, allowing you to play the game normally.  


Below are the minimum and recommended PC requirements for the game. 


OS: Windows 10 64-bit
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz, AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, AMD Radeon HD 5850
DIRECTX: Version 11
NETWORK:Broadband Internet connection


OS: Windows 10 64-bit
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.4GHz, AMD FX-4300 @ 3.8 GHz
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, AMD Radeon HD 7950
DIRECTX: Version 11
NETWORK: Broadband Internet connection


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Most Recent Comments

30-03-2016, 05:55:37

Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Killer Instinct Season 3's Game speed is tied to your monitors refresh rate, meaning that those who use 120Hz or 144Hz monitors can enjoy playing the game at double speed or higher.
Yes and once my pc is together again I will have fun. Right now though, its a miserable 30fps on Xbone and the fps stutter in something that should be fluid is very noticeable indeed.

Menu system on Xbone season 3 is just as slow too. I see they have blackened out the characters on the character select to try and speed up loading when choosing but it is still too slow for something that should be quick.Quote

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