Horrible FPS in the Broadcast instance


What in the world did you do to the (final) Broadcast instance? The FPS in there is 3-5. Three to five! That’s the kind I get in a crowded Agartha or 40 man raid, not a private instance.

What did you put in here? Is it the audio?


I had crappy framerate today in the whole game.
Don’t know if connected.


Back in Agartha, it’s up to 20.


I didn’t have an awful framerate but a few times in the fight my game froze long enough I thought it crashed (solid 5-6 seconds)


This is not even the fight, it’s as soon as I enter the instance.


I did not experience any problems doing the Presenter and got the three achievements in one go, but at the hourly Jack raid I had severe latency issues all day long.

Edit : I repeated “The Broadcast” this morning and according to the in-game fps display, I never left the 28-38 fps range while inside the Presenter instance. (That it didn’t go above 38 fps in there is a little strange though)


There’s a lot of fog in there, so setting Effects Detail to 3.8 instead of 4.0 might help. But you probably already knew that.


This is me standing still outside the instance in BF. 33 FPS.

This is me standing still right inside the instance. Doing nothing, in a mostly dark room. 3-5 FPS slideshow. You did something wrong Funcom. And I would not bother with this so much were it not for that I need to do a fight on Elite 5 alone to get an achievement, and with even less FPS when that starts it’s nigh impossible.


Right outside looking the same direction you did in that screenshot I had 107-110ish FPS but after stepping inside it dropped to 60ish. Obviously that is not a problem for me but it shows there is a distinct loss of performance not related to your computer hardware only. Unfortunately seems it results in a very uncomfortable situation for someone with a low FPS to start with.


I get 40 fps outside, 31 inside. DX9 no AA and these.

In most small instances like this I cap at 60 fps though so it’s still quite low.


Thanks for more data points. It’s good to see (well, not really, but you get what I mean) that this is not something just happening with me.

I hope they can isolate and fix this.

Also, I’ve tried all the tricks in the book when it come to improving FPS, and none seem to help the slightest.


My FPS outside the Lonely Patriot instance hovers between 68 and 95 depending on which direction I’m looking. Within the Lonely Patriot, my FPS was in the 20s the moment I stepped inside, and it stayed that way as I was fighting the Presenter and all the way until I exited the instance.


That’s an extremely low frame rate. That doesn’t seem normal to me for that instance. Could you please open a tech ticket with us? You can do that at help.funcom.com/. We’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue.


You do see that 3 others also experiences a loss of frame rate in the instance. My extremely low frame rate is a product of having a low one to begin with.

I’ve pulled all the tricks for increasing frame rate from playing TSW/SWL since 2012. Nothing helps.

It’s not me, it’s you.


Hi I have a terrible computer that’s struggled to play TSW/SWL over the years since 2012, I’ve made multiple changes to get it to work better but finally I’m at a point where I probably just need a new computer. Can you guys please fix your problem?


I tend to agree. It’s something in the instance itself that causes it. I still get playable (20+) frame rates inside, but it’s a noticeable deterioration compared to almost anywhere else in the game.