Destiny 2 Is Capped And Downgraded To 30fps On Xbox One X
Destiny 2 FPS
(Last Updated On: July 20, 2017)

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If you were hoping that the Xbox One X’s very powerful hardware under the hood would be used to make games like Destiny 2 run smoother or better or out-perform the PS4 Pro, think again.

It looks like Sony is playing the performance-parity game now that the PS4 Pro has been proven to be the weaker hardware when measured up against the Xbox One X, forcing companies like Bungie to downgrade Destiny 2 on the Xbox One X to match performance specs with the PS4 Pro.

During this year’s E3 Bungie had a sitdown with one of the many hosts of the E3 live-streams, Geoff Keighley, and they revealed that there will be forced parity between the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X for Destiny 2. Geek Culture Podcast posted up the video with Keighley interviewing the Bungie guys where they reveal that the game is hard-locked on all home consoles to 30 frames per second.

Xbox gamers have been begging for a 60fps patch or unlocked frame-rates like the PC version of Destiny 2, but alas it was not meant to happen. We also know that the there are no frame-rate hardlocks within the engine sim-time given that the engine can run Destiny 2 at unlocked frame-rates on PC.

The developers reluctantly had to acquiesce that there is spec parity between the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X editions of Destiny 2, even though the Xbox One X is far and beyond capable of doing things the PS4 Pro could only dream about while jerking off to the possibility of running games at native 4k and 60fps.

The big difference in GPU power, memory bandwidth and CUs really puts the Xbox One X a league above the PS4 Pro. For instance, the PS4 Pro only sports 4.20 Teraflops, where-as the Xbox One X is capable of 6 Teraflops of processing power. The Xbox One X has more shared RAM at 12GB compared to the PS4 Pro’s 8GB of RAM, faster shared RAM access, and enough GPU power to mop the floor with the PS4 Pro, wring out the mop in a bucket, and then mop the floor with it again.

We’ve seen the PS4 Pro struggle to run games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands at 1440p and 30fps. This has led to a lot of people who aren’t fanboys becoming disappointed in the poor man’s technology powering Sony’s half-arsed system. Microsoft, however, has been promoting the Xbox One X as a powerful home console capable of running games at native 4K.

This looks especially pathetic for Sony coming off the 4K gameplay footage that Microsoft is promising for games like BioWare’s Anthem.

However, it should be noted that many of the tech demos and games running at 4K during E3 were doing so on high-end PCs running equivalent hardware to the Xbox One. Microsoft was a bit more upfront about that issue after the debacle that occurred during the E3 2013 event where it was discovered that the Xbox One units at some kiosks were dummy units, and various Xbox One exclusives were actually running on high-end, Windows 8 PCs with an Nvidia GTX Titan.

Anyway, you can look for the pared down and gimped console versions of Destiny 2 to release on September 6th, 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and PS4 Pro, and the PC version is due to launch on October 24th, 2017. The Xbox One X version won’t be available until the console launches after November 7th, 2017.


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  • AlecJ

    The PS Pro is merely a head fake. It was never meant to compete with the X Box One X….its just there to make Microsoft feel comfortable putting their time and money into a mid generation system…

    By this time next year…..the talk of the town will be Playstation 5.

    The only question is whether Sony waits until E3 next year to announce it.

    By Xmas 2018 the PS4 will be 5 years old. The first couple of Playstation console generations were 5 or 6 years. Only the last one was much longer.

    I expect Sony to do more than sit on their inferior machine for multiple years while Microsoft innovates.

    Thats my prediction.

  • AlecJ

    The PS Pro is merely a head fake. It was never meant to compete with the X Box One X….its just there to make Microsoft feel comfortable putting their time and money into a mid generation system…

    By this time next year…..the talk of the town will be Playstation 5.

    The only question is whether Sony waits until E3 next year to announce it.

    By Xmas 2018 the PS4 will be 5 years old. The first couple of Playstation console generations were 5 or 6 years. Only the last one was much longer.

    I expect Sony to do more than sit on their inferior machine for multiple years while Microsoft innovates.

    Thats my prediction.

  • Dub Ljay

    MIDDLE FINGER to the developers for being so childish and locking a frame rate, may they all go blind and only able to see in 8-Bit, lol

  • Horrorstorm

    Still the 30 fps thing? Is the new console as weak as the last one?

    • Dub Ljay

      OMG did you read the Story…..The DEVELOPERS are locking it at 30fps no matter what system you own

      • Richard

        I think the PC version is 60fps.

      • Richard

        I think the PC version is 60fps.

      • Richard

        I think the PC version is 60fps.

  • If I had to choose, it will always be minimum 60fps over everything else. 30fps is just cringe-worthy in this day and age.

    • VersVlees

      but the 30 fps gives you a cinematic experience lol. It is even more cringey that people actually defend that shit.

      Why the hell do you release all these games with the fancy 1440p resolution if your toaster cant even run it properly on 30 fps. Is there a notable difference between 1080p and 1440p anyway?

      • Is there a notable difference between 1080p and 1440p anyway?

        I have a 32″ 2560×1440 monitor and when running games I can tell you there is a difference, the native 1440p output is always much sharper, clearer and less blurred. But then I do have a sharp eye for this kind of thing and when using my computer I sit about 2ft away from the screen.

        For most people though, particularly normies playing the games in the living room on their family 4K TV and sitting more than 6ft away from the screen, won’t notice the difference.

  • Brick

    Consoles are just like Apple, ugly, expensive, underperforming and have a legion of frothing fanboys jumping at the opportunity to slander PCs and PC users…

    • Dub Ljay

      Cry your tears with a BRICK to the head, lol

      • Brick

        The XboneX couldn’t keep it over 30 all the time, so, to protect the precious console users from the dips in performance, they locked it. You can’t get much out of that toaster anyway…

        I’ll get 144+fps LUL…

  • Alistair

    I never believe for 1 sec that consoles are better then PC but then PC are not immune to have frame rate issues and screen tear.

    Some PS games do not have screen tear the ones that do have screen tear uses havoc and Unreal engines.

    Even Xbox 360 had screen tear issues I hate screen tear while playing I can just get by by lite screen tear but the big ones make it unplayable. And put me right off.

    • Yep, screen-tearing for me is the absolute worst.

      • Reven

        Same, screen-tearing is my absolute worst thing. I can stand no AA, done it for years. I can stand framerates as low as 24, due to not having a powerful computer until recently*. But screen-tearing drives me up the wall.

        *I will always prefer higher framerates as there is NO QUESTION that it is objectively better, however I won’t dismiss a game if it runs at 30 (or has some moments of lower) like Breath of the Wild. That said though I will always be vocal that games should aim for 60.

  • MONAD

    You want to be a framrate whore, play on PC.

    If you don’t give a shit about locked framrate, play on console.

    I don’t give a shit. Really, I don’t. As long as it’s fairly stable, I’m happy.

  • Disqusted

    Guess we’ll have to wait for the XBox One X Box Two XX.

    • Dub Ljay

      LMFAO….another one that didnt read the story, the Newest Xbox will prob run it at 60+ fps….BUT THE DEVELOPERS….see that word DEVELOPERS are locking the game at 30fps no matter what system you have…even if you own an XBOX TWENTY X TWENTY.