The much-awaited sequel to Remnant: From the Ashes, called Remnant 2, is a co-op survival shooter where players must battle their way through a post-apocalyptic world. This game requires high graphics capabilities and therefore some players may face issues running it on their PC or console. To address this, the developers of Remnant 2 have released an update that includes a potato mode and other fixes.
What is Potato Mode?
For those unaware, Potato mode is a term used to describe a graphical setting that lowers the quality of textures, shadows, lighting, and other effects to the minimum possible level inside a game. The result is a game that looks blurry and pixelated, among other low-level textures. However, as the game becomes less demanding, it is easy for the GPU to handle it. Potato mode is often used by modders and players who want to experiment with different games or improve the performance of the title. Some examples of potato mode mods are Starfield’s Potato Mode mod, which makes the sci-fi RPG look like a retro game from the 90s.
New bug fixes coming to Remnant 2
Alongside the potato mode, the principal designer of Remnant 2 also teased other fixes and quality-of-life improvements available in the next patch for the game. There will be general fixes to weapons, items, and mods. Cureton also revealed other options that will be available in the game, such as the ability to choose whether you want your aiming and sprinting to be a toggle or keypress holds. However, the official ‘potato mode’ is being looked forward to the most.
Potato modes are often developed by modders and aren’t generally supported by the developer officially, but Remnant 2 seems to be an exception here. Apart from this, here are the fixes the designer mentioned in his post:
- PS Icon Selection
- Coop Item Pickup Hitch Fix
- Weapon Deconstruction (Material Refund)
- Engineer Mist Dash Enabled
- Engineer Back Evade Stamina Fix
- Dozens of Enemy Updates
- Many Weapon & Mod Fixes
- Many Trinket & Item Fixes
- Many Consumable Fixes
- Proper EXP rewards with Summons last-hitting (this includes Minions, Companion, and Turrets)
According to Cureton, there will be more bug fixes and performance updates than the ones mentioned above. He says there will be detailed release notes once the patch is closer to release. While it’s not a concrete launch date, Cureton says that “unless something goes horribly wrong”, the patch should be made available to users this week itself.