EA Sports WRC has been out for over a week for early-access players, but it hasn’t been a smooth launch. EA’s new rally game launched in a rough state, with PC players experiencing frequent stuttering issues and frame rate drops.
EA Sports WRC’s first major post-launch update launched yesterday, bringing frame rate and graphics improvements according to the patch notes. Unfortunately, some players are still having performance issues even after installing the update .
EA Sports WRC still has performance issues after update 1.3
After installing the update 1.3 patch, a Reddit user experienced framerate drops “as low as 15 frames” when restarting a stage during a time trial on low and ultra-low settings. Another user shared a video showing visual artefacts appearing when tackling a Mexico stage after update 1.3.
On PS5, another Reddit user noticed stuttering occurring on stages where it didn’t happen before as well as a new bug where the steering wheel disappears in cockpit view. Conversely, other players are reporting improved graphics on PS5 and smoother performance on Xbox Series X.
Hopefully, more patches and hotfixes will improve the optimisation in the coming weeks, but EA Sports WRC clearly wasn’t ready for launch and should never have been released in this state. It’s frustrating, because EA Sports WRC is an otherwise excellent rally game, with terrific handling, a dream car list, and challenging stages.
Update 1.3 patch notes
If you haven’t installed it yet, EA Sports WRC update 1.3 is now live. As well as graphics and performance fixes, the update adds Steam Deck support so you can enjoy rallying on the go.
You can find out more here in the EA Sports WRC update 1.3 patch notes.
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