Hello Bloodhunt Community,
We are kickstarting our Player Test Environment (PTE) initiative early to get to the bottom of a performance issue where machines that meet or exceed our recommended specifications are experiencing frequent framerate fluctuations.
We will be looking at running tests in the current live environment of the game, but with a new build that PTE players will get access to. We aim to run with a bit more logging and with directed playtest instructions from the development team so that we can have an easier time in understanding what is causing the performance issues.
Before we kick this off, if you are interested in joining, we would like you to join our Discord server (at Discord.gg/Bloodhunt) where we will be sharing more details on how we will get the PTE started and how to get the special build.
If you are interested, make sure to let us know by sending a DM to Jaqub_Sharkmob on Discord and we will give you access to the channel.
We estimate that we need around 100 people, and for starters, we are looking for players that match or have similar specs to what we have recommended and are getting performance issues which is the following:
REQUIRES A 64-BIT PROCESSOR AND OPERATING SYSTEM
OS: WINDOWS 10 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: INTEL I7-8700K/AMD RYZEN 5 3600X OR BETTER
MEMORY: 16 GB RAM
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GTX 1080 /RADEON RX VEGA 64 OR BETTER
DIRECTX: VERSION 11
STORAGE: 20 GB AVAILABLE SPACE
ADDITIONAL NOTES: SSD REQUIRED
Keep in mind that at this point in time, we are only looking for players that are having repeated issues of fluctuating framerate with machines that are close to or above our recommended system requirements. We are confident that we should be able to track down a common denominator and then the tackle the problem once we have been able to gather enough data.
We are only looking for active players, so we ask you kindly to only join if you have a few hours that you can spare to play the game and provide us with information. It would also be preferred if you are able to record and share footage so that we can truly understand what it looks like for you when the issue occurs, as we have seen that performance issues can vary a lot from computer to computer. Inactive players will be removed from the program.
We will also potentially use the Bloodhunt PTE environment for other kinds of playtesting in the future, so if trying out new things before it goes live sounds like your things, please do consider joining.
We will also run a survey for this, so please make sure that you fill it in so we can help you in the best possible way.
Thank you for your patience when it comes to us resolving this tricky issue.
Sharkmob Global Community Manager