On March 1, 2019, Microsoft began pushing out
Windows 10 KB4482887 to October 2018 Update machines.
This cumulative update advances the system to Windows 10 Build
17763.348 and it comes with tons of improvements, including
support for Retpoline which
will eventually improve the performance of Spectre patched
The update has also fixed
bugs associated with Action Center, Microsoft Edge,
Internet Explorer and other core components. As per reports on
social media platforms, Microsoft’s most recent Windows 10
update appears to be causing considerable grief for gamers.
After installing this update, some folks have hit gaming issues
when playing certain games such as Destiny 2. A post on Reddit
notes that games such as Destiny 2 may launch with unbearable
performance issues. For instance, there’ll be noticable lags
when playing Destiny 2 on PCs with certain GPUs after
installing the update.
There is another bug where FPS has drastically reduced on
“I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why Destiny 2
suddenly dropped 40 frames,” a user noted in a Reddit
“I also had this issue, where when I moved my mouse I saw a
loss from 60 fps to about 35 and the game began to fall behind
and my audio quality distorted another fix is to resort to a
controller, which I know us PC master race people groan and
moan about that but it did fix my instance, hope it can help
someone else,” another user noted.
Another thread on Reddit
details the bug. As per a user, the performance suffered and
they noticed massive stuttering, huge mouse input lag after
installing this Windows update.
It’s worth noting that users have also documented the bug on
Feedback Hub, Twitter and as well as other forums.
In a Reddit post,
Microsoft’s Windows Kernal engineer noted that this bug is not
related to Retpoline and he recommends users to report the bug
on Feedback Hub.
It appears that you can simply uninstall Windows
10 KB4482887 to fix the issue and delay the updates until
a hotfix comes out.