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New Lords of the Fallen update to tackle RPG’s performance issues

If you're facing stability and performance issues in Lords of the Fallen on PS5 and Xbox, you'll be pleased to know a new update is coming.

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If you’re trying to enjoy Hexworks’ Lords of the Fallen on your PS5 console or Xbox, but you’re encountering performance issues and struggling with stability, you’ll be pleased to know that a new update aiming to tackle a number of issues is on the way very shortly. This new Lords of the Fallen update is also set to introduce a selection of balancing changes based on player feedback; it’s also the first in a new weekly cadence of updates, with Hexworks making this change to protect crossplay functionality.

If you’re looking for a fresh hack-and-slash to sink your teeth into, Lords of the Fallen is one of several new PS5 games and new Xbox games worth checking out. It’s one of the best soulslike games out there and, if you wanted to, you could make a case for it being one of the best RPG games of the year. However, it’s a title that has been plagued with performance issues since launch and, in an effort to act on this more immediately, Lords of the Fallen crossplay features have suffered.

Thankfully, Hexworks is well aware of the issues some of you are facing and is confident that it can fix them. So, in an effort to keep everyone playing Lords of the Fallen on the same page, Hexworks confirms that the next major update – which will drop on Thursday, November 2 – will be the first in a series of “weekly patches” to “ensure full cross-play functionality between all platforms” – as this Reddit post detailing the update and Hexworks’ immediate plans for Lords of the Fallen shows.

While we’re waiting on the details and a full set of patch notes from Hexworks, this new Lords of the Fallen update should “be packed with improvements aimed at enhancing stability, performance, balancing, and more” – all of which is far from a bad thing for those of you trying to tackle the Lords of the Fallen bosses right now.

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Adding to this, Hexworks also confirms that it’s “actively working with [its] partners” to address crashes and that it’s “fine-tuning balance in response to your feedback, and implementing numerous game improvements across the board”. So, if you think you’re using one of the best Lords of the Fallen builds, you should keep an eye out for the patch notes. The same goes for anyone on the hunt for the best Lords of the Fallen weapons; we just don’t know the extent of these balancing changes yet.

If you’re thinking about picking Lords of the Fallen up, you can find out more about the main differences between Lords of the Fallen and Elden Ring – which is arguably the blueprint for soulslike games now – here. You should, though, check out the best Xbox expansion cards and best PS5 SSDs right here; this game isn’t the smallest one out there.