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author: Adrian Werner

Error in The Division 2 Causes 100% CPU Usage

A serious error was discovered in Tom Clancy's The Division 2. On some PCs, the bug causes the CPU usage to rise to 100%, which leads to significant fps drops and stuttering.

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The Division 2 is causing a lot of problems to some PCs.
  1. Developer: Massive Entertainment
  2. Publisher: Ubisoft
  3. Genre: Action game
  4. Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
  5. Release date: March 15, 2019

Fans of online shooters have been visiting the post-apocalyptic Washington in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for ten days now. Unfortunately, some of the users have encountered a serious bug that causes 100% CPU usage. Players with this problem report low game performance and animation stutters.

Not all performance problems with Tom Clancy's The Division 2 are caused by this particular bug. If you think that the title works too slow on your PC, open the Windows Task Manager (CTRL + ALT + DEL) and switch to the "Performance" tab. Then start the game and run for at least one minute through some open spaces. Then minimize The Division 2 (ALT + TAB) and look at performance tab in the Task Manager. If you find 100% CPU usage in the CPU section, and the graph has fallen sharply since the game was minimized, it means that you are most likely to have been affected by the bug.

Developers at Massive Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently working on a fix. On the game's official reddit topic, the fans affected by the bug areuploading information about their configurations and OS to make it easier for the developers to discover the cause of the issue. For now, the players are trying to bypass the problem by reducing the graphic settings or digging through the Windows registry, but the effectiveness of these efforts is negligible and it is easier to wait for an official patch.

Let's remind that Tom Clancy's The Division 2 launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 15. The game was warmly received and the PC version has an average Metacritic score of 85%.

  1. The Division 2 - game guide
  2. Tom Clancy's The Division 2 - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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