I am creating a thread with a reply i made to a comment in a similar topic, just so its not buried amd somebody can see it. If thats against any rules i apologize and will delete one or the other.
I see that a lot of you guys are experiencing issues on these super computers lol. Well as somebody relatively inexperienced with pc gaming i bought a laptop with a Ryzen 5 3500U and AMD Radeon Vega Graphic with 8 GB Ram. The game never ran great at high settings and i didnt expect it to. I knew enough about what i was buying to take a chance.
So background out the way, i was playing with a mixed graphic settings in the beginning, lots of lows and offs to maintain my 30-60 FPS (was erratic but smooth enough to play comfortably) but then after this last update or hotfix or patch or whatever it is called(inexperience showing now) I can barely even shoot my gun with out ridiculous lag spikes on what i have now changed to the lowest possible settings.
Now AMD Adrenaline Driver software has always said that my system met minimum requirements for Borderlands 3 Play. (I take it with a grain of salt as tweaking settings in other games has had them running smoothly regardless of whether my system met minimum or not. NBA 2k20 was an example, i removed the crowd in graphics settings and it runs very well) Well back to the point now in radeon adrenaline it has changed to does not meet minimum requirements.
I dont understand how i go from meets minimum requirements and playing relatively smooth to Not meeting minimum and huge lag spikes. For whatever its worth this has all happened in the course of a month, my laptop turns 1 month old in 3 days.
I guess my question if there are no reccomendations or solutions that dont involve a new laptop or pc, do you guys think i will ever be able to enjoy this game again? Or should i try my luck at getting a refund through steam before my play time gets too high. I love this game and the thought of a refund sickens me, but im at the end of my road here.