I have been playing this game since 4 weeks after early access. Same computer.
all of a sudden, since Fridays patch, I get a weird error. my screen locks up upon avatar death, there is nothing shown, (like avatar body on ground) and it hangs for about 10 seconds and then auto respawns me randomly. I do NOT get the selection box wherein you can select your bed, bedroll or desert to spawn in.
Also, I use the XBox controller to play on PC and now the items wheel causes a half second of lag when it pops up.
Something changed in one of the recent patchs, as this started for me on Friday.