Player on the back of a Griffon flying through the air against the backdrop of an open landscape in Dragon's Dogma 2

Capcom Addresses Framerate & Microtransactions for Dragon’s Dogma 2

Capcom has apologized for the state of Dragon’s Dogma 2’s framerate and microtransaction issues on their official Steam page.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has only been officially available for less than 24 hours, but players have already taken issue with a few aspects of the game. Indeed, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s vast open world, opportunity for enthralling emergent gameplay, and slick action combat are fantastic. However, most also agree that it has a few issues that are difficult to ignore. The community has been so vocal that Capcom has responded with an apology.

Capcom Responds to Criticisms of Dragon’s Dogma 2

Despite receiving praiseworthy reviews at launch, Dragon’s Dogma 2 has received a fair amount of criticism from players for the game’s unstable framerate and use of microtransactions post-launch. It has led a large portion of the community to give it a “Mixed” rating on Steam and prompted Capcom to apologize to fans and offer an explanation.

Capcom posted on Dragon’s Dogma 2’s official Steam page to address some of its most significant concerns. It starts the post by saying, “to all those looking forward to this game, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.” It then goes on to discuss one of the most prominent issues in the game: its poor framerate. Early game previews pointed to Dragon’s Dogma 2 having bad performance issues. However, it seems that it hasn’t fared any better post-release. The framerate will often drop to as low as 15 FPS in bustling towns and big combat scenarios.

Capcom attributed Dragon’s Dogma 2’s inconsistent framerate to a “large amount of CPU usage” allocated to each character. It seems that the more characters on screen at once, the worse the framerate will be. This falls in line with players attempting to kill as many NPCs as possible as a way to “optimize” the experience. For now, Capcom is “looking into ways to improve performance in the future.”

Player looking over the world in Dragon's Dogma 2

Capcom also addressed the other elephant in the room: microtransactions. It turns out that fans aren’t too happy about the sneaky post-launch implementation of microtransactions in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Although a single-player experience, these allow you to purchase both Rift Crystals and Wakestones and can make the game a whole lot easier. Within the Steam post, Capcom clarifies that all DLC items can be obtained by both playing the game and purchasing it through microtransactions.

In addition to everything else, Capcom aims to investigate a myriad of bugs and crashes across the board. What do you think about their recent Steam post? Should Dragon’s Dogma 2 released in its current state? Let us know in the comments! For more guides surrounding the game, be sure to head over to our Guide Hub here.