So, this has been a problem for about 3-4 weeks. Started experiencing this when the Halloween update was launched and have been stumped as to why it happens. For the first like 15 minutes of opening Overwatch, if I go into the Training Arena or just quickly go through the Hero Gallery, I get frame drops. My FPS will dip to 0 for maybe half a second and then regain back up.
What I’ve Done:
- Repaired the game
- Completely uninstalled and reinstalled the game
- Test with High and Low graphical settings
1- This specific test I found that it gets longer FPS drops when on higher settings
- Watched my GPU and CPU temps during these FPS drops
1- Both were a stable 45-50C for my GPU and 30-35C for my CPU
So, from my findings, I have a possible clue as to why this is happening. It seems to me they may have changed how models and assets are loaded in. I say this because when I do end up waiting those 10-15 minutes for the frame drops to end, the game never drops FPS ever until I restart the game entirely. At first I believed it was a personal problem with my PC, like my SSD being weird or something, but then my friend with a much better PC than me started having the same thing, so I decided might as well report it here to the forums.
My PC Specs:
NVidia GTX 1660 6GB VRAM GPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2600x CPU
GSKILL 2x8GB 2666MHz RAM
Corsair CX 550W PSU
ASRock B450M AM4 MOBO