Star Wars Jedi: Survivor improved performance mode ditches ray-tracing for 60 FPS lock

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Star Wars Jedi: Surivor patch 7 is out now across PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, with a real focus placed on optimisation for the two console platforms. In particular, there’s an improved performance mode on console that ditches ray-tracing in order to hit 60 FPS.

Originally launching earlier this year, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor shipped with both a quality mode that wove together the latest Unreal Engine tech with ray-tracing effects and targeted 30 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and a performance mode that made some compromises and allowed for a 60 FPS target. However, in practice, the performance mode did not give a steady 60 FPS, and there were also dips in performance in quality mode as well.

So Respawn has been at work over the last few months continuing to optimise the game on console. They’ve made both CPU and GPU optimisations that for quality mode helps to reduce FPS fluctuation and allow them to make some visual improvements (likely in terms of the variable resolution), while the performance mode has been overhauled, removing costly ray-tracing effects in particular as they shoot for a 60 FPS lock. There’s also now support for VRR on PS5, which should help with any dips, if you have a compatible TV or screen.

Over on PC, meanwhile, there’s been similar optimisation, and the addition of DLSS upscaling support for Nvidia GPUs.

Here’s the full Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Patch 7 notes:

  • This patch introduces several performance-related improvements* on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S including:
    • Performance mode has been completely reworked to substantially improve player experience.
      • A number of GPU and CPU optimizations – along with disabling Ray Tracing – has resulted in a better player experience, including a solid 60 FPS in Performance mode.
    • Quality Mode has also received optimizations to help reduce FPS fluctuation and introduce other visual improvements.
  • Variable Refresh Rate support added for PS5.
  • Additional performance & optimization improvements for PC, including DLSS support.
  • Save system tweaks to help prevent save game corruption.
  • Fixed issues where players could not retrieve their XP after dying under certain circumstances.
  • Various crash fixes.
  • Various bug fixes & improvements across all platforms, including fixes for cloth, lighting, and UI.

* Note: Cinematics in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on console are locked to 30 frames per second.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review

In our review, where the game was tested on PS5, Aran wrote, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a great continuation of Cal Kestis’ journey. The story is a little predictable and platforming could be sharper, but this is a sequel that builds on the ideas of the original and there’s real enjoyment to be had in exploring the expansive new worlds, digging into the lore and running into secret boss fights.”

Source: EA

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