Far Cry 4 PC Patch 1.5.0 Doesn't Fix Stuttering For Some Players, New 21:9 Widescreen Support Missing Features
Yesterday, Ubisoft launched the latest patch for the PC version of Far Cry 4. The patch aimed to clean up some graphical issues as well as introduce ultra-widescreen support, but as it turns out, neither of these goals were completely successful.
The 1.5.0 update's patch notes were pretty vague, but they do mention fixes for graphical issues. Many PC players thought that this meant the game's graphical stuttering would be fixed after this patch, but that doesn't seem to be the case for every player. Over in one NeoGAF thread (found on IncGamers), players report that they still experience stuttering when moving quickly, like when they use the game's wingsuit or drive around in a car. Other users, however, report that their graphical issues have largely been cleared up in normal circumstances.
The patch also allowed players with ultra-widescreen 21:9 displays to run the game natively in that aspect ratio, but one user on the Ubisoft forums found that the addition isn't perfect yet. When the player tries using the game's oxygen mask or mortar sight, apparently the appropriate overlays don't fill up the whole screen. They look to remain in 16:9, leaving odd bars of graphics peaking out along the sides of an ultra-widescreen display.
So far, Far Cry 4 has avoided many of the game-breaking kinds of bugs that plagued the launch of Ubisoft's other big fall launch, Assassin's Creed Unity, but many player have been experiencing frustrations nonetheless. The game has enjoyed largely positive reception, though this could be because the game sticks closely to the winning Far Cry 3 formula.
Far Cry 4 is now available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.