The release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has brought delight to many fans of the franchise, and has done particularly well with review scores across the board, especially on both PS4 and Xbox One versions. However, the latest entry in the first-person shooter series has been hit with mixed reviews on Steam.
According to Steam user reports, there is a number of performance issues that are currently plaguing the PC version of The New Colossus, with one report stating:
“This is a great game, but I think it needs a patch or two for it to confidently be called that. I’m finding it a bit unstable and a little glitchy.”
Meanwhile, another user pointed out that the Steam overlay isn’t working, which has led to a selection of other issues:
“Steam overlay doesn’t work, resulting in no FPS counter, no achievements popping up, and no Tab+Shift in-game browser. 70 minutes in and the game freezes whenever I try to load up my save. It seems like there’s quite a few people experiencing the same problems I am.”
These problems aren’t affecting everyone playing the new game on Steam, but they are occurring for a lot of players. At this time, Steam overlay is disabled, with Bethesda more than likely adding support for the feature at the later date.
Many players will naturally be disappointed, but a patch is surely in the works to fix these issues at the time of writing this. It wouldn’t be the first time a Bethesda title has suffered from bugs just after launch, with the likes of Dishonored 2 having a shaky start, as well as Prey attracting negative reviews thanks to a game-breaking bug.
A patch must be priority for the team behind The New Colossus at this time, given the huge PC playerbase that exists for Bethesda titles, courtesy of the likes of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises.