So, I just got the game on Steam last weekend, and have yet to actually be able to play the game.
Upon start up, there is a framerate drop roughly every 15 seconds from a constant 60+ down to 0, where it freezes for 2-4 seconds, and then bounces right back up.
This happens in all menus, cutscenes, and gameplay (what little I bothered to try and play). This is also the only game it is happening on. Most recent game otherwise played is DOOM Eternal, which was running smooth as can be (though obviously on a different engine).
Current PC Specs:
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 3.5Ghz
- 16GB DDR4 RAM @ 2133Mhz
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
- Game running on a WD Blue 500GB SSD
I have done a full re-install of the game, ensured all drivers are updated (not hard given I had just done a clean format install of Windows 10 the week before), scoured the internet for answers, tested every setting configuration to find an impacting change, and nothing I could dig up anywhere (here, 2K forums, Steam, Reddit, or other sources) has lead to a solution.
Hopefully, maybe, something can be gleaned as to what is causing this issue, so I can actually get started with this game, because in this state, it is literally unplayable (and not in the meme way).
EDIT: Coming back to add, that while sitting idle with Task Manager open, every time the FPS freeze and drop hits, the CPU usage dips, from roughly 17-18% down to around 11%. And it is almost like clockwork every 15 seconds. But again, it is also only on Borderlands 3.