Took them a while, but Microsoft has official confirmed that the Windows 10 Creators Update introduced stuttering issues when playing video games.
The company is now working on a fix, which is actually available in the latest Insider build.
Gamers have been plagued with these problems ever since the company released this current major update to the operating system in spring. As a matter of fact, they have been battling these stutters since April 2017, when the Fall Creators Update made its way out in the open.
Naturally, some figured this was a placebo effect of some sorts, but Redmond has finally admitted that these issues are actually present.
As Paul Aaron of Microsoft notes, the company has been reviewing the traces and has identified an issue that it believes is the cause of these stutters that gamers have been reporting:
“Thanks to all of you who provided feedback and submitted traces via the Feedback app. We’ve been reviewing the traces and have identified an issue that we believe is the cause of stuttering in some of the cases that you’ve reported. We have a fix in the Windows Insider build that flighted to the “Fast” ring this week (build 16273 and above). If you are already an Insider please test it with any app or game you’re having this problem with and let us know how it goes.”
This is the build he is talking about, which saw daylight on August 23.
As you may have guessed, not all Windows 10 users are affected by this problem, but it’s still good that the company has confirmed the stuttering issues, and is working on a fix for it.
Expect the software giant to make this problem history with the upcoming Fall Creators Update for the operating system, unless it somehow rolls out a hotfix for it before the launch of this next major refresh of the platform.