One weird trick is cruise control to shorter XCOM 2 load times

SCIENTISTS HATE HIM!

XCOM 2 is pretty hitchy and janky, though I’ve not encountered any game-breaking issues. Still, worse than the lazy virtual camera man too busy on his phone to always keep the focus on the action are the sometimes lengthy load times. Especially on that flight back to HQ, giving you more time than you’d like to feel bad about the folks you got all shot up.

Weirdly, pressing Caps Lock WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE LOAD TIMES IN XCOM 2 ON YOUR WAY BACK TO THE BASE. FIRAXIS EXPLAINED THE REASON BEHIND THIS SIMPLE TRICK TO EUROGAMER.

“Hitting the key, through a rube-goldberg-esque series of events, forces all outstanding load requests to be filled immediately in a single frame. This causes a massive hitch, and potentially could crash the game. If you don’t care about those adverse effects the synchronous load is faster.”

WOW, WHAT AN INTERESTING TRICK. I’M GOING TO TRY OUT THIS NEW “CAPS LOCK” key in every game I play from now on.

Steven Hansen