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New Windows 11 22H2 Update Can Affect PC Gaming Performance, Microsoft Warns

Windows 11 22H2 bug

The latest Windows 11 22H2 update is not recommended for PC gamers since it may cause poor performance due to a software bug.

The update was released in September, but Microsoft warned on Thursday that “Some games and apps might experience lower than expected performance or stuttering on Windows 11, version 22H2,”

According to them, for some reason, Windows 11 might start extra processes while gaming, lowering performance: “Affected games and apps are inadvertently enabling GPU performance debugging features not meant to be used by consumers,”

Microsoft is now working on a remedy, which will be included in the next Windows release. In the meantime, they provided a remedy that entails upgrading the impacted games and applications to the most recent versions and hoping the situation is fixed.

Some Windows 11 users have already noticed issues with unsteady gameplay. According to the user:

“I just updated to 22H2 and I am dealing with extremely unstable FPS in all my games. I have good specs for gaming and have previously never seen any issues,” 

As of now, Microsoft has not provided any more details on how and why the problem occurred.