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Dragon's Dogma 2 will get 'Start New Game', Art of Metamorphosis item boost, 30 FPS max option, and more in a future patch

Dragon's Dogma 2 will get 'Start New Game', Art of Metamorphosis item boost, 30 FPS max option, and more in a future patch

Capcom has revealed the planned updates for the recently released Dragon's Dogma 2.

The headline here is the addition of the option to start a new game when save data is already there. Inexplicably, Dragon's Dogma 2 doesn't include this option, even though modders had already forced it into the PC version.

Elsewhere, Capcom said it will increase the number of Art of Metamorphosis items available in Pawn Guilds to 99. Art of Metamorphosis allows you to modify your character, and is one of several day-one microtransactions that Capcom currently sells for real money.

Meanwhile, Dragon's Dogma 2 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series More importantly, Capcom will add the option to toggle the frame rate to either variable or a maximum of 30 fps. Players have criticized Dragon's Dogma 2's frame rate, which Capcom said was related to the strain placed on CPUs by a large number of NPCs. It is worth noting that Capcom said that switching motion blur and ray tracing will not significantly improve the game's frame rate, but significant improvements will come.

“To all Dragon's Dogma 2 players!” Capcom said in its statement. “We plan to release patches containing the following updates and fixes in the near future, and will release them as soon as they are ready for distribution on each platform. Thank you for your patience and support!”

Despite controversy over microtransactions and backlash over the game's performance, especially on PC, Dragon's Dogma 2 is Capcom's biggest single-player game launch on Steam, with an impressive peak of 228,585 over the weekend.

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If you're playing Dragon's Dogma 2, be sure to check out IGN's interactive map, our walkthrough center, and our guides on pawn and pawn specializations.

Dragon's Dogma 2 future update patch notes:

Updates for all platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series

  • Added the option to start a new game when save data already exists
  • Changed the number of Art of Metamorphosis items available in Pawn Guilds in the game to 99
  • Made a quest that allows players to have their own residence (where they can save and rest) available earlier in the game
  • Miscellaneous text display fixes
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Updates for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series

  • Added option to turn on/off motion blur in options
  • Added option to turn on/off ray tracing in options
  • Added option to switch frame rate to variable or max 30fps in options
  • (These options will not affect frame rate significantly. Frame rate improvements are planned in future updates.)

Steam updates

  • Improved quality when DLSS Supersolution is enabled
  • Fixes an issue where templates appear at low quality under some specific settings.

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