I recently purchased this game on steam and have had not been able to play for more than 5 minutes, because the game is unplayable. There are A LOT of issues that occur with the game, in both DX9 and DX11 modes. The following issues occur to me:
-DX11 very bad in game performance, compared to DX9 (Only fixed by putting object detail to low and none of the other options make a difference)
-DX9/DX11 Invisible enemies, invisible character models
-DX9 "black barrel" around character model, so you can not see anything
-DX9 flickering of sky and shadows
-DX9/DX11 Character becoming a bunch of blue blobs and also invisible, like the black barrel error above, but in blue.
I have a high-end PC and also have extensive knowledge in trouble shooting video games, but this game is just unplayable in the state it is in.
i7 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz ASRock z77 Extreme 6
2x MSI HD7970s 3GB CF
16gb x G. Skill
Ripjaws Z 9-11-10-28 DDR3 PC2133 OCZ
Vertex 3 120GB SSD
2x Caviar Blue 1.0TB WD10EZEX Dekstar 1.5TB HDD
Corsair Fatal1ty 1000-Watt PSU
Corsair 800D case
Chrome Raystorm CPU block with Swiftair Komodo 7970 GPU blocks.
Here is a thread on the steam community forum for the game, that has over 100 other people with the exact same or similar issues for the game. If you check the forum, there are dozens of other threads with the exact same issues on just the first page of the forum.
I also mention there the different things that I tried, to fix the issue, but was un-successful.
-Updating all system drivers
-Ran windows update to ensure all distributabels are up to date
-Verifying game chache
-Turning crossfire off
-Removing intro videos
-Put quality to low/medium/high/very high
Here is an example of the issue that many have in DX9 mode.
Then the issues in DX11, have to do with performance being hit EXTREMELY hard. I can maintain 130 fps in DX9 while testing to resolve issues with the “black barrel”. Then in DX11, with object detail set to anything above low, will give me the exact same performance, of dropping the frame rate to 40 fps. Does not matter if I use medium or very high. The performance hit is the same.
I would love to hear that you are trying to fix it or are aware of the issues and will have a fix coming soon. Otherwise, I am not able to get a refund from Steam, but instead would like a refund from you.