Quantum Break's patch has fixed upscaling, performance and film grain

Quantum Break, much like the majority of recent Windows 10 ports, released in a rather sorry state with plenty of bugs, annoying performance issues, constantly active film grain, and worst of all, surprisingly muddy graphics due to the game's engine essentially upscaling from 720p into 1080p.

Thankfully, with the most recent Update 1.7 the majority of these issues have finally been resolved, and from what I can gather on various forums Quantum Break is now a perfectly playable PC port... if you have the necessary hardware to run it given that disabling the game's upscaling comes with a significant hit to performance.

With that said, here are the full patch notes for Update 1.7:


Added additional graphics options

Added Quit Button to Main Menu

Alt+Enter now toggles full screen mode


Fixed rare instances of cloud saves failing and causing loss of progress

Fix for a rare bug that accidentally wiped progress after completing the game

Fixed aspect ratio and full screen scaling for non 16:9 resolutions

Fixed resolution selection when transitioning from windowed to fullscreen mode

Fixed frame timing not matching the refresh rate - General Performance Improvements

Unlock descriptions for Will Diary 1 and Will Diary 2 are no longer reversed

Fixed Jack’s subtitles not showing in some cinematics - Fixed various keyboard input issues

Fixed in-game TV screen images which were sometimes grainy - Fixed circular progress bar alpha in the junction stats screen

Fixed options menu items being clickable even if they're cropped - Fixed 1 px gaps sometimes visible in the PC keyboard key callout backgrounds

Fixed rendering issues in the menus - Fixed video playback not always ending if the video was synced to audio

Fixed issue in renderer when initializing participating media

Fixed missing line in Portuguese audio in an Act 5 cinematic

Act 2 Part 1: Fixed Nick pathing issues

Act 2 Part 3: Added collision on time machine corridor to prevent player’s accidentally falling to their death

Act 5: Fixed last subtitle going by too quickly to read

The first thing you should know is that even though Update 1.7 brings with it a whole bunch of performance improvements, they do not offset the hit you will take when disabling the upscaling technology. In other words, if you find yourself encountering frequent FPS drops, this should be the first setting you revert.

While on the topic of graphics, if you hate film grain as much as I do you'll be happy to hear that you now have to option to completely disable it, with seemingly no impact on performance whatsoever, so feel free to remove that nonsense and enjoy your game without constantly looking at it through a dusty viewfinder.

Finally, I have a bit of bad news for those among you that live in areas with strict Internet caps as Update 1.7 weights at a massive 27GB, most likely due to all of the textures that needed to be updated in order for 1080p to be properly supported.

On the positive side, however, once you finally manage to download the entire thing you'll be in for quite a treat as Quantum Break is a rather pretty game, and now hopefully a glitch free one as well.