Gray Zone Warfare Steam mixed reviews.
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Gray Zone Warfare Receives 6,000 Negative Steam Reviews Over Performance Issues and More

People aren't happy!

Tactical first-person shooter Gray Zone Warfare has received wide success on Steam after entering early access only three days ago. However, despite its massive achievements, players are still frustrated over some pretty terrible performance issues plaguing the game.

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Gray Zone Warfare is the latest realistic tactical first-person shooter to join the genre. Most players describe the game as an alternative to the problematic Escape from Tarkov. Oddly enough too, Gray Zone Warfare launched after Escape from Tarkov’s messy Unheard Edition drama, which proved to be incredibly beneficial with thousands of players flocking to the new battleground after escaping from the controversy. This series of events propelled interests toward Gray Zone Warfare and since the game already had a lot going for it, and definitely looked the part, the title kicked off on a great step.

However, despite the new safe haven for Escape from Tarkov players, Gray Zone Warfare did launch into early access, and that came with a few obvious problems. As of writing, the newly-released title has over six thousand negative Steam reviews and most of them focus on performance and gameplay issues. Most of the reviews have acknowledged that Gray Zone Warfare isn’t ready at all. While early access games are supposed to be a work in the process, some of the problems happening right now have rendered the game unplayable for the masses—infuriating players and causing people to refund the game.

From crashing to server lagging to poor optimization to low frame rates, Gray Zone Warfare is infested with a myriad of performance issues that inhibit players from enjoying the game on most compatible, modern PC setups. The majority of complaints are simply about the game’s performance and how it runs horribly with players being unable to play smoothly. The rest of the complaints pick out parts of Gray Zone Warfare’s gameplay like the sound design, movement, PvE AI bots, and team-killing mechanic, stating that it’s far from perfect. Here are a few of the reviews we’ve pulled from Steam.

It’s not hard to understand the community’s frustration over these issues. This is a first-person shooter, and if there’s anything more important in a game like this, it’s performance. Players need to be able to move smoothly, aim quickly, and swing weapons in a matter of milliseconds. Having a crisp and clean interaction is the most significant aspect of any shooter, let alone one as realistic and intense as Gray Zone Warfare; so there’s no denying that the game has a lot of fixing to do.

That said, it’s still in early access and there’s a lot of time left before full release. We’ll continue to cover Gray Zone Warfare across guides, news, and lists on Prima Games, so stay tuned for more exciting content.


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