I can not express how horrible this issue is for me, it’s pretty much the reason why I can’t enjoy this game anymore because of how frequent this keeps on happening.
Everytime the game keeps showing the “Saving” pop-up, I need to shut down and restart the game because when I go to the Load menu, it causes the game to be softlocked. Waiting for a few minutes didn’t help. I think it asked me to reconnect which I did but that didn’t fix it. This is what the screen looks like after selecting Load in the pause menu while the game is still Saving:
It’s just stuck like that, there’s no way to get out of the menu.
It even happened when I was about to start a mission!
Once I start the mission in the briefing menu, the screen doesn’t change because the game was infinitely saving IN A MENU
for some reason.
In case that wasn’t bad enough, sometimes when I load a save file or restart the mission, the game just gets stuck in the loading screen and not loading anything.
I let the game load for a few minutes and that loading bar is still not going up.
When it’s loading normally, it usually takes like 5 or 10 seconds to load a save file.
Trying to Alt-Tab out of the game causes my entire computer to freeze which means I have to reboot my PC. This has happened several times and it’s starting to piss me off.
This is the kind of game where you would save a lot and having the game softlocked because it keeps “Saving” for seemingly an infinite amount of time is a very serious issue that needs to be fixed.
I used to have the “infinite saving” problem in the previous game but that was a very long time ago so I thought it got fixed but for this game, it seems to be occurring more often for me which is really annoying.
I wanted to enjoy this game, I really do, but the game won’t let me when these issues keeps on happening. It’s actually driving me mad!
Please IOI, this seriously needs to be fixed real soon.
UPDATE 2: I realised this should’ve been posted in the bug reports thread.
Other than that, the performance seems to be fine and pretty much the same as the previous game but for HITMAN 2, it sometimes freezes for a few seconds. This doesn’t happen in the previous game nor the standalone Sniper Assassin so I don’t get why it’s happening for this one.
Update: It even happened in the menu, like why?
Sometimes, the game makes some really bad crackling sound whenever it loads something on the menu, whenever it freezes or even in-game.
I could only reduce it by setting the CPU Priority to “High”.
This audio crackling never happens in the previous game for me.
I run HITMAN 2 on:
Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 (overclocked to 3.9 GHz)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti