I just thought I’d post my experience with stutters here. I have played the game since release with no stuttering issues. Then about a week ago the game was taking longer to load than usual so I validated the game on steam, little did I know that steam deletes the game when you validate it.
So after about 12 hours of redownloading I restart the game to find that now it micro stutters. My frame rate cuts in half about every 3 seconds, even in the menu. If I limit it to 60 fps it cuts to 30 every few seconds, and the same happens if I limit it to 20fps, it drops to 10 every few seconds. However, I have discovered that if I start a flight and then exit back to the main menu the problem fixes itself (about 70% of the time) and I get a steady frame rate with no stutters. After that it will stay stutter free until I quit the game.
I’ve got no idea what the cause is and why it fixes itself under certain situations. Its just incredibly frustrating especially as it used to work perfectly fine until I had to reinstall the game.