Dirty Bomb getting 64-Bit client soon for improved performance

Dirty Bomb getting 64-Bit client soon for improved performance

Splash Damage’s free to play shooter Dirty Bomb will shortly be moving away from a 32-Bit client to a 64-Bit client.

In the latest developer update, they reveal that a new client will roll-out soon and it’s being changed because they are reaching the memory limit which can cause crashes and also limits them with the size of content they can add. Multi-core PCs will also benefit from the update and should see improved performance. The new client also has an increased cache size which they say will improve general performance.

Anyone on a 32-Bit version of Windows will no longer be able to play the game unless it’s updated to a 64-Bit version and apparently you can still update to 10 for free if you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 product key. PC gamers really should be on 64-Bit by now anyway so just be aware that you have a couple of weeks to upgrade before the new client drops.

It will be interesting to see how this change affects the game and it’s great that Dirty Bomb is getting a plenty of attention as it’s really been improving over the past year. It’s worth a look if you’ve not played it yet.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • https://www.michelecaronti.jimdo.com MicheleC94

      I’ve updated DB today, my personal settings in the game have been reset: custom controls are disappeared, and audio levels, too. I tried to play: yesterday I had 60 fps in game, 170/180 fps in the Menu, now I have 60 fps in the Menu and 28-30 fps in game, with a lot of problems, with MINIMAL graphical settings, while yesterday I was playing at high settings, with no problem!

      My PC:
      Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      Intel core i7 6700 Skylake
      12 Gb RAM DDR3
      nVidia GTX 960M (4 Gb)
      750 GB SSHD

      I tried to update my graphic card’s driver with no success, the game became definitively unplayable, working only on the RAM, as i’ve observed in Task Manager, it has a lower access to the GPU.

      In short, it got worse with this update, and it’s sad not being able to play a nice game like DB because of these continuous optimization problems.