Steep issues: FPS rate drops, rider setup reverts to default, and more

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Steep is a challenging game that lets you ride a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska. The powder is always fresh and the run never ends, and so are the game’s challenges. You’ll need to defy and master the world’s most beautiful and harsh mountains on skis, wingsuit, snowboard, and in paraglide.

Gamers can play Steep on both the Xbox One console and Windows PC. Just like it happens with every newly-launched game, Steep is also affected by many bugs that limit the gaming experience. The good news is that Ubisoft has already acknowledged many of them and is working at full thrust to fix them.

Steep reported bugs

Gamers can’t join their friends

This issue has been affecting players since the beta version of Steep. Gamers can join random players, but they can’t play with their friends. Fans have already tried various workarounds to fix this bug, to no avail. Ubisoft promises this issue will be fixed on the next title update and recommends using the following workarounds:

  • Ask your friend to issue the invite instead
  • Join your friends’ session.

I have the same problem, i have open the ports and it still dosent work. I can join random players and they can join me,
I get [NE-0000], the session might be full or dosent exist.
Me and my friend are on PC. It is exact the same problem as in the beta…..
I have made a ticket of it but due to high load they are not gona answer any time soon……

Rider setup resets after quitting the game

Many players report that as soon as they quit the game, the rider’s gear is changed back to default. Ubisoft’s forum moderators already reported this bug to the engineering team, but no workaround is available yet.

So I hop out of the game to visit the forums, start it back up again, and my rider settings have reset (PC).
I set the little guy up again, test it, and yup, reset again. Anybody else have this issue?

Low FPS issue

Steep gamers also report that the FPS rate sometimes drops below 30. It appears that this bug occurs mainly when players tab in and out. Again, there is no solution available to fix this problem.

When I play STEEP from launch I get a solid 45 FPS through out all gameplay. Then when I tab out, and back in, my FPS drops like crazy, and I’m lucky if it stays above 30. and my game likes to kinda hang up a bit here and there at this point too. When I restart the game the problem goes away until I tab out / in again.

No code for the Moonlight pack

Some gamers who pre-ordered the Gold Edition for Steep still haven’t received their Moonlight pack codes. More specifically, fans pre-ordered a physical copy of the game through a physical store, but the store told them to contact Ubisoft. The company is currently investigating the issue.

I predordered my copy of the Gold Edition for Steep from Game Stop. After not receiving my code, I contacted my local Game Stop and they said they could do anything about it. I then talked to multiple Ubisoft support agents and they sent me to Microsoft. I then talked to a support agent there, and no answer. I just want to know what happened and where my code is.

Players on skis can’t push forward on a flat ground

Gamers also complain their characters can’t ski on snow covered flat grounds. This bug is very annoying for those whose favorite sport is ski. Also, players can easily get stuck in small dips in the snow on skis and can’t get out. This means that during a race, the only solution is to restart the game.

This game is perfect okay no problem with it but **** there is a ****ing bug since the beta/alpha and no one fixed it ! When you are with the SKIs you can’t PUSH FORWARD ON A FLAT GROUND. When you are with the SNOW you can go very FAST on flat ground you can EVEN RIDE UP the mountain !!! WTF ?
Its really cool to be able to go very fast on flat grounds with the snow, Now my favorite sport is Ski but I can’t play it because every 2 minutes im beeing stoped because my char can’t go forward …

Other Steep bugs include:

  • On Windows 10, there is no input from the in-game menu if the Xbox One controller is connected through Bluetooth.
  • The game crashes on Windows 10 when the Windows Touch Keyboard has been in use for 10 minutes.
  • Windows 10 won’t recognize PS2 keyboards.
  • Players opening the Mountain View while riding may appear as floating riders to other players.
  • The FPS drops to as low as 19 when watching a character fall while in CO-OP replay.

If you’ve encountered other issues that we didn’t list in this article, go to Steep’s official forum and let Ubisoft know about them.