Psychonaut 2 is a platform adventurer game that combines cinematic style with a lot of psychic powers. The game is developed by Double Fine and is published by Xbox Game Studios.

Released on August 25, 2021, Psychonaut 2 consists of quirky missions with some mysterious conspiracies. It is available on consoles, PC, macOS and is coming to Linux as well.

Players can make use of ‘Psi-Powers’ such as pyrokinesis, levitation, and telekinesis.


Having said that, users are reporting an issue with Psychonauts 2 that leads to stuttering on the PC version of the game.

While this is not game-breaking if we compare it to the likes of EA Madden 22, it is mildly infuriating at best when players encounter such bugs when playing an almost perfect game.

Psychonaut 2 has received positive feedback from both users and critiques alike and seems like the second installment was worth the wait after all.


Random stuttering here. Frame rates at max settings are at 120 average at 1440p. RX 6800, 5800x, 32 gigs RAM at 3066. Game is butter smooth, and then all the sudden it chops. It’s not even like frame drops. It’s almost like it freezes for a millisecond. Kind of a bummer, especially for a game like this that requires precise timing.

Same, encountering a ton of stuttering with the Game Pass version, which happens randomly as I go around breaking items and playing the level overall. Stutters continue even when setting the game at its lowest settings. CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 Ram: 64GB GPU: Radeon RX 6800 XT Installed on: SSD

After an overwhelming number of user reports, the Psychonauts 2 development team has acknowledged the stuttering issue on the PC and said they have found a possible fix and might implement it soon.

The same issue was prevalent on The Ascent, which happens to share the same graphic engine as Psychonauts 2 i.e. Unreal Engine 4.

Players say that all games built using Unreal Engine 4 suffer from stuttering when shaders are rendered for the first time.


We hope Double Fine fixes the stuttering on the PC version of the Psychonauts 2 so players can enjoy the game as intended. When they do, we will update this article so make sure you stay tuned.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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