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ROG Ally users hoping ‘stuttering issues’ that plagued Elden Ring aren’t present in the DLC

ASUS ROG Ally set to endure stuttering gameplay?
Last Updated on June 17, 2024
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ASUS ROG Ally players may be left underwhelmed if old Elden Ring ‘stuttering issues’ continue to be present in the game’s new Shadow of the Erdtree DLC – set to launch on the 21st of June, 2024.

The hugely anticipated DLC of popular action role-play game, Elden Ring, is hot in the press right now, with many fans of the game looking to download the upcoming expansion. It will officially launch on the 21st of June, 2024, and while most are excited about its arrival, I’m most curious how it’ll play on ASUS’s popular handheld gaming console, the ROG Ally.

When early adopters of the ROG Ally began using the device to play Elden Ring, many reports claimed the game felt “stuttery”. In fact, the game’s launch saw Reddit plastered with PC-related stuttering issue posts for the game, with many saying it ‘tainted the experience entirely.

One Redditor said about the game’s launch; “Yeah it was having stutter issues at launch which didn’t get fixed” – most concerning if you’re in the market for a smooth, immersive gaming experience. Another Redditor said “Not only am I getting stuttering (dropping to sub 10 fps for under a 1/4 second) but also massive input lag.” It’s unclear whether those issues got resolved, however, it is clear that there are growing concerns around the game’s ROG Ally community.

With the console growing in popularity this year, and the DLC set to be a smash amongst fans of the game, it could be the perfect recipe for disaster.

Are Elden Ring ‘stutter issues’ widespread?

The game is currently available on all platforms, including; Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. That said, according to voicing players, the game seems to run relatively smoothly on all platforms apart from PC.

Unfortunately, it’s been quite hard to drill down whether the game’s stutter issues are still impacting players. It also isn’t clear what PC hardware configurations are being most impacted – with lesser powerful rigs likely experiencing more stutter.

New posts have been cropping up in the last few months around the game’s playable issues, with discussions continuing on Reddit and other forums to this very day. Some individuals are offering up graphical settings that may help the stutter issues – but it seems like there is no one fix for all. Interestingly, reports suggest that the game runs incredibly well on the Steam Deck after Valve intervened.

It’ll be interesting to see how the game is received on ASUS ROG Ally in the coming days, especially after so much discussion on the topic surfacing.

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