Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

WILD HEARTS PC Patch Fixes Frame Rate Issues

This is the game's first major update after launch.

Since its release, WILD HEARTS, the action-adventure developed by KOEI Tecmo and Electronic Arts, has disappointed fans. While the game somewhat contests the Monster Hunter franchise, its performance is not even close to it. The game has been suffering from many issues resulting in a lousy in-game performance for which Steam has been bombarded with negative reviews.

Koei Tecmo’s popular WILD HEARTS has received a major new patch for PC players, smoothing out gameplay with performance fixes and other bug squashes. If you’ve been struggling to make the most of your high-end CPU, fear not. An issue that was previously bottlenecking is now officially fixed up.


Good news, hunters! A patch has just been deployed to PC today that addresses the following issues, including fixes to address frame rate performance:

  • Fixed an issue where certain high-end CPUs were being unintentionally capped. High-end PC’s should see some performance improvements now.
  • Fixed an issue where some sounds were not playing or were being delayed, causing the audio to stack. This ‘audio stacking’ issue was also causing strain on players’ CPU. As a result of this fix, players should see performance improvements across the board. The workaround using 5.1/7.1 audio is no longer necessary on PC.
  • Setting default resolution to 16:9 1080p on first boot. The recommended spec for WILD HEARTS is aligned to a 16:9 1080p display, for first time users this will now be the default setting. You can change this setting to the resolution of your choice in-game.
  • Fixed render issue (disco lights) when using an AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
  • Fixed an issue on the save/load screen that could result in corrupted save data.

We are working on getting the audio and save/load fixes called out above deployed to PS5 and Xbox X|S next week, and we’ll update you as soon as we can with a more specific date.

The team at Omega Force thanks you for your patience and support, we will continue to hunt down and slay performance issues in future updates. Stay safe and stay sharp, hunters.

Will this improve the WILD HEARTS reviews and turn them into the positive reaction side remains to be seen? I personally know plenty of people who have already refunded the game due to the performance issue, so hopefully this update would turn things around.

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