A week ago, Microsoft released a new update to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, called KB4482887. The update does not add any new features to Windows, as it is a bug fix update only. Microsoft fixed multiple issues residing within Windows. They finally fixed the bug in which the Action Center would appear on the wrong side of the desktop before appearing on the right side. They also fixed the annoying issue which caused the printing of PDF documents to fail during Remote Desktop sessions. However, it seems that Microsoft managed to cause other problems by fixing these ones.
Gaming Performance Issues
Users have reported that they are experiencing gaming issues while running the new update. A user on Reddit reported that he started experiencing major lag on Destiny 2 after he had updated his Windows to the latest build. He reported that he was getting less than 60 FPS on 1080p while running two RTX 2080 Ti‘s in SLI which is very unusual. It is also confirmed that the issue is not solely linked to RTX cards. The issue seems to be reported by various users running GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.
Another Reddit user suffering from the same issue uploaded details regarding the bug. The user also reported suffering performance issues, massive stuttering, and even huge mouse input lag which was out of the norm.
IMPORTANT If you experience issues with Destiny 2 after installing the Windows update KB4482887, I highly advise uninstalling it! Doing so fixed issues that I thought came with the new update! When I would move my mouse, my fps would take a significant drop: from 60-80 to 20-40,
— phantom1248 (@phantom12841) March 6, 2019
Anyone having major gaming performance issues in Apex Legends, CoD, or Destiny 2 after installing KB4482887 Windows 10 update?
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) March 5, 2019
Several users on Twitter also reported suffering the same issue while playing Destiny 2. As of this moment, we have no idea how many games the update has affected. Right now, users have only experienced the issue in Destiny 2.
Microsoft has a habit of releasing untested features and updates. This habit of theirs adds to user annoyance and issues that they themselves are not aware of. When a Microsoft Engineer was alarmed by the bug, he quick to issue a response.
In a Reddit post, a Microsoft Windows Kernal engineer stated that the bug is not associated with the Retpoline Spectre mitigations. He further went on to encourage users to report the bug on Feedback Hub and did not tell us whether Microsoft was working on a fix.
“This is likely not related to Retpoline (Spectre mitigation) since it’s not enabled for retail users yet (as of 3/4/2019). Folks seeing gaming related performance issues with this KB, please submit feedback using this link: http://aka.ms/submitgameperformancefeedback. Please reply back with the link to feedback so we can find your feedback easily.”
If you are looking to fix for the problem, you can simply revert back to the previous version of Windows installed on your PC.