I was fighting Terra yesterday and my wife pointed out how the game freezes like when Angel is about to talk to you. I had noticed it before but it didn’t bother me quite as much as it does now. I was using the Butcher but it doesn’t do much damage and eats ammo like a rifle or SMG. I’m using a Diamond Hyperion shotgun right now for the added critical hit damage since it doesn’t have the visual pollution of the conference call. Does anyone else have this issue with conference call/bee/raid boss overloading their console? Am I the only one who has a hard time with the CC in general? It’s annoying. I’ve got a heart breaker too so it doesn’t have the Hyperion sway and you can actually see your target when you’re shooting at it but it’s fire only.
It’s “normal”, as in, it’s one of the items the PS3 absolutely cannot handle well since the game is honestly optimised poorly for the CPU. Why I didnt start using one until I had a PS4.
This isn’t specific to PS3 - I play on PC and the same occurs ( likely to a lesser degree ). The processor is desperately trying to calculate all the values for the initial, then splitting projectiles which is complicated by the Bee.
This is further exacerbated by the skills Chain Reaction, B0re and Nth Degree.
The CC seems to be the most taxing but I imagine the Twister would be similar.
The reason for the issue is the sheer number of pellets the game has to keep track of. It’s worse with Terra because you also have multiple tentacles, lots of elemental effects, etc. Any shotgun that doesn’t spawn as many pellets (and it’s the unlisted ones on the CC and Butcher that are the problem) will show less of a frame rate issue.
It’s not quite as bad on 360, but BL2 did push both 360 and PS3 pretty hard graphics-wise; certain maps are also hard because there’s a lot of visual clipping to be processed (the complex where Hyperius is located is one such map - quite a few issues with that when the DLC first came out).
Basically, the more information that has to get processed each frame, the more likely you are to have issues.
I’ve only had it happen on two characters: Sal and Krieg. Both those characters have massive fire rate bonuses which wreak havoc on the PS3.
Yup. Everytime I would try to B0re Hyperious with the Twister my 360 would freeze.
Love the title of this thread, it makes for a brilliant headline!
Could be the Bourbon again to be fair, but either way…
Oh boy the glorious days of the ps3! Thats just one of many guns that could freeze that system. I used to fire two mongols in the air as gunzerker to freeze my friends ps3 when he was pissing me off. Im not sure why mine never froze but boy did my frames spike.
Ha! Yep, right before I got PS4, I had started a Gaige and got a Conference Call with her. That was absolutely brutal for the system!
And Hyperious…man, you’d kill him twice, maybe three times, then it was pretty much guaranteed to freeze if you went for a fourth kill.
It’s one of the reasons why BL2 was preferred on the 360, as the ps3 was an extremely poor platform for gaming!
In fact I have never disliked a machine as much as I did the ps3, especially in it’s first five/six years maybe.