Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC Update Adds Unlocked Frame Rate, More

Some of the newly announced Universal Windows Platform gaming features are now supported in the Gears of War re-release.


Developer The Coalition has released a new update for the PC version of Gears of War Ultimate Edition that introduces support for some of the new Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform features announced yesterday.

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With the update applied, PC players can now change the frame rate limit and toggle off v-sync if they want. Additionally, the update adds an anisotropic filtering setting to the video options and fixes a bug that caused post-processing effects to become disabled in certain circumstances.

This is the Ultimate Edition's fifth PC title update. You can see the full patch notes below, as written by The Coalition and posted in the game's forums today.

Title Update 5 - Patch Notes

  • Added v-sync toggle to video options: Toggle "off" to not be limited by your monitor's refresh rate. Note: This requires an OS update that can be found here.
  • Added frame rate limit selector to video options: Use to reduce your frame rate if you are getting too much tearing, or choose unlimited to let the game render as fast as possible. Note: This option is best used with v-sync off. With v-sync on, it will force the game onto a refresh interval (render every refresh, every second refresh, etc.).
  • Added anisotropic filtering setting to video options
  • Added FPS counter toggle to video options.
  • Fixed a bug where post processing could become disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where PSO's could be created on the fly instead of read from the cache, causing hitches.

Microsoft said it also expects Forza 6's newly released PC version to add support for the new Universal Windows Platform features through an update of its own in the future. It is up to developers to update their games and apps to support the new features, so it makes sense that Microsoft games would be among the first to do so.

Looking ahead, Microsoft has said Windows 10 gamers can expect other new gaming features in the future related to multiple GPUs and DirectX 12.

The next major update for Windows 10 PC, as well as Xbox One, is the Anniversary update. It is scheduled to come out this summer for both platforms, introducing "key gaming features," among other things. You can check out this post to learn more about it.

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