So, in the midst of farming Emet’s masteries in Arena and suddenly I’ve started experiencing some major framerate drops. Not talking about little dips here-and-there, either, it’s practically dropping to 0fps for seconds at a time on a startlingly regular basis.
At first I was concerned that there was something wrong with my console, but after spending several hours on several other games and experiencing no issues with the framerate, I thought that there was something wrong with my disc. No big deal, I thought, new copies of Evolve are going on Amazon for less than £10, I’ll just buy a new copy and call it a day. Turns out, however, that there was nothing wrong with my disc, at all, and I’m confident that it’s not an issue with my console.
Now, I’m not entirely sure what triggered it exactly, but here’s what I was playing when the issues started cropping up.
Emet, Cabot, Maggie, Lennox, Kellog (Elder Kraken) in Broken Hill Murder Pits. After a little while like this I swapped out Kellog out for Behemoth and the issues persisted. After soldiering on and getting Maggie’s masteries out of the way I swapped her out for Griffin, and still the issues persisted. And after a while I even changed the map, which also didn’t help.
It seems that not playing Evolve for a little while alleviates them, but even then that’s only temporary. I’m not sure if this is confined to Solo Arena, or if one of the characters, or these particular combinations of characters are causing it, so I figure it might be worth bringing up. If anyone on the PS4 has had these issues online, it’ll probably be best to confirm.
A part of me suspects that it might be a memory leak issue, but I’ve not really got anything to go on to make such an evaluation.