Developed by Square Enix – Octopath Traveler is the latest Turn-Based Action RPG from Square Enix. Now available on the Nintendo Switch. This guide will help players and gamers deal with any and all issues of Octopath Traveler Frame Rates Dropping on your Nintendo Switch.
Octopath Traveler Frame Rate Drop Console Fix Guide
How can you tell if Octopath Traveler is dropping FPS for your Nintendo Switch?
Well to the untrained eye not so easy but if you feel that your game play is stuttering. Or sometimes can seem a little chunky and slow then its likely your dropping frames.
Most Consoles of this generation support at least 30 FPS Minimum. The Playstation 4 Pro and XBox one X can power up to 60 FPS on some games.
Octopath Traveler Square Enix Information.
At Chaos Hour we have not yet encountered any issues with Octopath Traveler running sluggish or dropping frames. However if you have – be sure to reach out to Square Enix and inform them of the situation.
When contacting Square Enix be sure to give them details regarding the FPS Issue your having on switch.
Follow Square Enix on Facebook and Twitter so you can stay current with any and all press releases they may make.
Boosting Octopath Traveler Frame Rate on Switch.
The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly fun and gorgeous console. Some users have complained it cannot reach the potential output of the XBox One or Playstation 4.
That argument is null and void when the Switch is able to deliver a strong 24-30 FPS consistently.
However if you feel that your Nintendo Switch is dropping frames or performing slow. Then be sure to try the following solutions to improve your FPS.
1: Update Your Switch for Octopath Traveler
The Nintendo Switch is an incredible Robust console for what it is. But it’s only going to be as good as the amount of care and content that you and the Square Enixs give it.
Nintendo release an abundance of firmware and software updates to ensure that games run smooth and without cause for concern. However if certain games are struggling like Octopath Traveler on frame drops then it may require a console restart or update.
Thanks to the Switch though updating the console is super easy and in most cases automatic as long as you have a stable internet connection.
2: Ensure Octopath Traveler is on the Latest Update To Fix FPS
Overtime Switch Square Enixs will release software updates in order for Octopath Traveler to remain stable and optimised. It’s imperative that if you have run into any problems. Before you reach out ensure you’re running the latest Update for the Game.
Sometimes games will have an option in which you can Force an Update. If no option exists then when you boot the Switch up and before you play Octopath Traveler. It will ask you if you wish to update.
If you’re running on the Latest Octopath Traveler Patch and your FPS is still dropping then it maybe a corrupt install.
You can easily resolve this by un-installing and then re-installing. Alternatively you can attempt a Factory Reset. We have a comprehensive guide on how to do that.
3: Is Your Switch Running Hot and Dropping Frames?
Although the Switch is smaller and much more nimble than it’s mainstream competition. The Switch may still suffer overheating problems while your playing Octopath Traveler.
We suggest you keep gaming time broken up with sufficient breaks. If your console is still running hot it may indicate that your Switch is overheating.
The Nintendo Switch has been designed with significant in-takes and out-takes to allow warm air to pass through the console. If any of these ports are clogged with debris or dust you risk damaging your console.
Please check out our intensive Cleaning Guide so you can give your Switch some tender loving care and to fix any frame drops caused.
4: Latency Fix for Octopath Traveler on Switch While Playing.
When Playing online with your friends and family. Or even when playing competitive games like Mario Kart and Splatoon you may encounter frame drops.
Sometimes poor connection to the internet or slow download and upload speed can create lag. Lag will then cause your Octopath Traveler to stutter, drop frames, pause and worse.
To Identify if Lag is causing you to drop frames we highly recommend trying to play Octopath Traveler offline. If no issues present them self then be sure to check your internet connection.
5: External Hardware Dropping Frames with Octopath Traveler on Switch
If you have connected your Switch Dock up to a Capture Card or Capture Device so you can both Stream and Record Octopath Traveler. You may run into problems if your capture device hardware is not up to the job.
Sometimes if you’re recording you may be creating extra pressure for your Switch if your Capture Device does not feature any on-board encoder.
To fix if you’re frame rate drops are caused by your Capture device then simply plug your Switch Dock Straight into your TV Unit.
Alternatively to this you can simply un-dock your Switch and use it as a handheld to identify any FPS Drops.
If you feel that you’ve tried all of the above Fixes and you truly believe your Nintendo Switch is faulty. An important question to ask yourself now is… are you covered.
If you’ve purchased your Console from a high-street retailer or online then you’re probably covered. Simply visit the point of purchase and inform them of the frame issue.
They will either then seek to repair, replace or refund the item as per their terms and conditions.
User Submitted FPS Fixes.
Like we expressed earlier – We have yet to have any issues or faults with Octopath Traveler dropping frames. However if you have feel free to reach out and we may be able to provide a fix.
Also be sure to reach out to Square Enix with any fixes you find.
Have any of the above tips or common fixes solved your problem?
If not then you still have a fair few options. One thing you must understand. Sometimes games can be released with certain optimisation issues when it comes to playing them on consoles.
Unless the Square Enixs action this issue then sadly that is the nature of the beast when it comes to console gaming. However you can inform the Square Enix by reaching out to them on their social networks.
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