Latest Dishonored 2 update fails to fix AMD Phenom CPU issues

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Dishonored 2 recently received a new update aimed at fixing a series of annoying issues affecting the game. The New Game Plus update brings a series of new features, improvements and bug fixes, but fails to fix one of the most severe problems impacting the game: AMD Phenom CPU issues.

Almost a month ago, we informed you that it was very unlikely for Bethesda to add AMD Phenom CPU support to the game. When asked on Twitter whether AMD Phenom support would be added, Harvey Smith, co-creative director at Arkane Studios, offered a vague answer in an attempt to avoid a clear answer: “still in discussion“.

Many gamers using AMD Phenom CPUs hoped the latest Dishonored 2 patch would finally fix all the annoying issues they had been experiencing ever since the game was launched. However, it appears that this is not the case, although the official patch notes confirms that the “Game now runs on Phenom processor”.

Dishonored 2 crashes on AMD Phenom CPUs even after recent update

I didn’t try the 1.3 betapatch, but once 1.3 official came around, my game started crashing after just a few minutes of gameplay. I’ve seen complaints from many other users with the same card. The crashes are seemingly triggered by specific spots in the game and are particulary bad in The Grand Palace (the level is unplayable).

Other gamers relying on AMD Phenom processors had to reinstall Windows after Dishonored 2 crashed. In other words, the game is still unplayable on AMD Phenom CPUs event after players install the latest patch.

Naturally, the majority of Dishonored 2 gamers relying on this type of CPU are very disappointed. However, some Dishonored 2 fans haven’t lost faith yet and hope that “a new patch is released soon to address this issue.”

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