Chivalry 2 responds to update 2.2 crashes and performance issues

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After releasing their latest update for Chivalry 2, Torn Banner Studios has responded to the game’s community after reports of crashes and performance issues.

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Since Chivalry 2 update 2.2 went live, players have encountered a slew of frustrating bugs, glitches, and errors.

Torn Banner has been quick to respond, posting a in-depth breakdown of the reported issues and how they propose to tackle them. The full list can be found below but, in summary, the team doesn’t have an ETA when on when they’ll roll out the next hotfix.

The so-called Fight Knight update introduced a new weapon class (rapier) as well as two bonus game modes. Brawl has quickly become a favourite among players, stripping out weapons and forcing combatants to throw fists and whatever furniture they can get their hands on.

Chivalry 2 Update 2.2 Known Issues

1. Performance

We want to clearly acknowledge this multi-pronged issue and make it known that this is the top concern for Torn Banner. The combat experience is negatively impacted by multiple performance related issues. Some of these issues may be experienced as:

  • Animations not playing, likely caused by a low replication rates especially when players are not directly in eyeline, and low animation update rates generally
  • Client-side performance hitches
  • De-sync and hit-registration appearing off with hits not landing or landing too early. This may be caused by the low animation update rates we’re seeing but more investigation is needed.
  • Client-side teleporting/warping around, especially if players are at a distance.

These issues as a whole have been an ongoing difficulty for Chivalry 2, and is not something that we take lightly. The task of fixing these multiple issues is something that we unfortunately anticipate taking some time to fully resolve. However, the speed at which we work to do so does not accurately reflect our priority level of this issue. We have assembled an internal attack force, as well as brought on new members of the dev team, to focus on these issues specifically affecting the combat experience.

2. Game and Server Crashes

We have seen an increased number of crashes, on PlayStation 5 in particular, but crashes on PS4 and Xbox still remain an issue. Resolving these crashes is a top most priority for the team and we look to resolve these as quickly as possible in upcoming updates/hotfixes.

3. Stats Reset

When stats were originally released as part of the CU1 update, we released them into a testing/beta stage. Since their introduction stats have gone through iterations and at times have calculated and displayed stats data incorrectly. It was decided that a reset of those stats would be performed so we would be able to accurately track stats going forward. This was a failure of communication on our part and we apologize for not properly warning players that this would be taking place.

4. Anti-cheat kicks (on console)

Some console players are currently experiencing being kicked from games due to an “Anti-cheat” warning that appears. This is not intentional and we are currently investigating why players are receiving these game warnings. The anti-cheat kick will have no impact on players’ console users accounts (accounts will not be penalized/banned) as a result of this bug.

5. Bug – Invisible Bots

Players have reported to us that sometimes Bots on certain maps/modes can become invisible and players may feel like they are hit out of nowhere due to this. This bug is under investigation.

6. Bug – Players aren’t awarded score for takedowns

We have a fix in testing regarding how score in-game is now awarded to players as of this recent update. While takedowns themselves tally as normal, the score for takedowns is not added to the players score. This is not an intentional change.

Chivalry 2 is certainly one of the most unique multiplayer games of 2021. In our review we awarded the sword-swinging sequel a solid 8 out of 10:

“The melee combat may not be as technical or strategic as some hardcore fans might like, yet it’s hard to deny the appeal of Chivalry 2’s dismembering deathmatches. Those first few sieges are truly enthralling as watch waves of red and blue troops smash against each other. Over time it may lose its edge though Chivalry 2 is still one of the most fun and unique multiplayer games out there.”

Chivalry 2 is out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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  1. I’ve found myself regretting buying a few games this year because of frequent crashes, and this is one of them. Fun when it works, but too often it doesn’t.

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