Friday, September 12, 2014
A Temporary Fix For Skyrim PS3 Lag, According To Bethesda

A Temporary Fix For Skyrim PS3 Lag, According To Bethesda

Bethesda’s promised that a lag fix for the PS3 version of Skyrim will be deployed in patch 1.04, but in the meantime, the firm’s released some “workarounds” to ease your frustration. And like we’ve pointed out in the past, these solutions always include drawbacks, a give-and-take situation if you will – but in this case, you’ll want to give it a shot.

– Turn off auto saves. This can cause temporary stuttering since the PS3 saves these files in the background. This is most noticeable with large saves when fast traveling to a new area or entering a new area that auto saves.

– Clear space on your hard drive. Skyrim makes heavy use of the hard drive, and freeing up space on here seems to help many people. Hard drive speeds also differ in PS3 models. Some users have reported increase performance by upgrading their drives.

– Waiting for time to pass. Many things are running in the world depending on what quests you’ve done or places you have visited. Using Wait or Rest options, passing time will clear up some of these. It depends how long you wait, it may take up to 30 days for some items. Saving, resetting, and loading after this will have the largest effect.

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