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Crackdown 3's co-op campaign is locked at 30 FPS on PC

Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Crackdown 3 was supposed to launch many months ago, but was pushed back to February 15 to polish up the experience. Luckily, it's available right now through the Microsoft Store. You can buy it for $60, or you can grab it with Xbox Game Pass for $10 a month.

Crackdown 3 is split into two different downloads and supports Xbox Play Anywhere and Xbox One X. The campaign is separate from the "Wrecking Zone" multiplayer mode. The campaign doesn't feature the cloud-powered destruction, so you'll have to battle other players if you want a taste of that. Unfortunately, there are some other problems PC users have to contend with. According to a report by PC Gamer, the co-op campaign is locked at 30 FPS even on PC. The outlet said the following.

The co-op campaign is locked at 30 FPS, even when both players are on PC. Several threads have already popped up on Reddit, with players a bit confused. The single-player campaign doesn't have the same restrictions — you can unlock the framerate — and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with Crackdown having cross-play. Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, for instance, both have uncapped frame rates.

Hopefully the developer will release a patch which will allow the co-op campaign to go beyond 30 FPS. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. This is quite the oversight.

In our review, we said, "Crackdown 3 just doesn't meet contemporary standards as a premium $60 title, with dated visuals, thin gameplay features, and an under-delivered story. There are too many open world superhero-style games that simply do it better. That said, it's not a bad game, by any means. To enjoy Crackdown 3, you probably need to be the type of person who really likes basic sandbox mayhem, because that's effectively all Crackdown 3 has to offer."

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

10 Comments
  • Not what Digital Foundry said.
  • Digital Foundry didn't test co op
  • They didn’t test co-op.
  • They should charge $29.99 for this game max. $59.99 is robbery.
  • Well, I spent $1 on Xbox Game Pass.
  • I don't know if it is just me or what, but I am getting horrible frame drops right now, almost unpayable. Sea of Thieves as an example, I am pretty steady at 60 FPS. This is holding 60FPS for about 30 seconds then just becomes unplayable for me. Little disappointing. Playing on my X tonight, so whatever I guess. (it better be way better on my X)
  • It’s 30 FPS on Xbox One X and stable.
  • Had a lot of fun with it on my X last night. Trying again on PC now.
  • I've not had any issues on my pc.
  • Sad!
    When was the last time MS launched a game that wasn't a complete mess in the beginning?
    Forza Horizon 4 was probably their smoothest launch in the last year. But even then they ran into some issues. Fortunately it seems to have been ironed out. The game's great.
    Currently downloading Crackdown 3 as I have game pass. I hope they fix that, I won't be touching coop until it is.