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The Evil Within was recently released on Steam, and already Bethesda has a ‘fix’ for those who want a higher framerate.

Earlier today, PC players had their suspicions confirmed when it was quickly found that Bethesda’s newest game was framerate capped, after months of intense speculation and evasion.

As if they had already expected an outcry, Bethesda quickly released some console commands that players can input to unlock a higher framerate, along with some actual cheats.

In the forum post, the Bethesda representative outlined the steps required to unlock 60 fps, stating that although there were a few minor ‘quirks’ at the moment, they would be fixed shortly.

Interestingly, should players choose to unlock the framerate altogether, Bethesda states that it does not ‘recommend’ players to do this. Furthermore, the representative confirms that the company would not “fix any issues above 60 (fps).”

Sorry PC gamers that wish to use their hardware to its fullest potential, looks like you are to be left out in the cold!

For those who have the game and are curious as to what Bethesda has allowed you to do, the entire post is quoted below.

We promised them, and here they are! Please note that using debug console commands is unsupported by Bethesda and our customer service team.

To access the debug console, do the following:

In Steam, right click on The Evil Within and select “properties” then under the General tab, hit “set launch options.”

  1. Put this in to unlock the console: +com_allowconsole 1
  2. Once the game has launched, hit the Insert key to bring down the developer console.

These are the commands you can use and some notes about each:

  • R_swapinterval <NUMBER>
    • Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative.
    • -2: This is the default, set to 30 FPS. This is the officially supported frame rate
    • -1: This sets the FPS limit to 60. Fully playable, although there may be quirks (we’re going to fix these).
    • 0: This fully unlocks the FPS. We do not recommend playing above 60. We will not fix any issues above 60.
  • God
    • God mode. You are effectively invincible, and certain enemy kill moves will not be used against you (Laura, for example, will not jump on you)
  • Noclip
    • Allows you to walk through walls
  • G_infiniteammo
    • Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this)
  • G_stoptime 1
    • Stops time. Note there is a bug right now where using this command causes a UI element to appear on screen. We’re looking to fix that in the near future.
    • Re enable time with g_stoptime 0
  • Toggledebugcamera
    • Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around the
  • R_forceaspectratio <NUMBER>
    • Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio.
    • 0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don’t want bars.
  • Com_showFPS
    • Turns on id’s native FPS counter
  • Startslowmotion2
    • Slows down time
  • Stopslowmotion
    • Disables slow motion

For more updates, stay tuned to TechRaptor.

Patrick Perrault

Staff Writer

Writer for TechRaptor, who hopes to gain valuable experience in a constantly changing industry.