How to fix stuttering and performance issues in Like a Dragon Ishin

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The release of Like a Dragon: Ishin!, previously available only in Japan, has been eagerly anticipated by fans of the Yakuza series around the world. As with every Yakuza game in the series before it, Like a Dragon: Ishin! is visually impressive, running on Unreal Engine 4 and utilizing DirectX12. Unfortunately, this has caused some PC players to experience stuttering issues during gameplay. The game's use of DirectX12 is believed to be responsible for this, as it caches the game's shaders and causes stutters during critical moments.

Many players have complained that these issues persist even after restarting the game. The good news is that there is a solution.

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How to Switch from DirectX12 to DirectX11 in Yakuza Like a Dragon Ishin on PC

For PC players experiencing these issues, switching the game from DirectX12 to DirectX11 is a simple process that can be done through Steam.

  1. Close the game.
  2. In your Steam library, right-click Like a Dragon: Ishin! and select the properties option.
  3. Under the general tab, go to launch options and type -dx11 into the box.
  4. Save your changes and start the game.

With this workaround, you'll be able to play without experiencing stutters or other performance issues. It's great news for fans of this long-awaited game, who can now experience the story and gameplay on an equal footing with their Japanese counterparts.

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