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Great news for players of EA Sports PGA Tour on PS5 and Xbox Series X: Title Update 4.5, which is now available, has added a Performance Mode to the game, which enables you to play in an all-new rendering mode at 60 FPS. According to the developers, this provides “smoother camera motion and animation” at the expense of “lower resolution and visual fidelity.” This has been a much requested feature from players, the developers stated.

Other items in this patch include changes in preparation for the upcoming US Women’s Open, around which EA Sports will theme the next series of in-game challenges, as well as the fixing of a frustrating career mode bug, which had been introduced in an earlier update. The developers apologized for this mistake.

Here are the full EA Sports PGA Tour patch notes for Title Update 4.5.

EA Sports PGA Tour Title Update 4.5 patch notes

  • Gameplay:
    • “Round Settings” have been added to the scorecard screen, so that settings such as wind speed and course conditions can be referenced while in gameplay.
  • Courses:
    • Global: Reduce popping of bushes and tall grass during hole flyovers on a number of courses.
    • Banff Springs: Reduce shadow popping during hole flyovers.
    • LACC: Add grandstand behind hole 2 green and remove grandstand behind hole 11 green.
    • LACC: Fix for missing stairs on the greenside grandstand at hole 14.
    • LACC: Removed green awnings from the clubhouse.
    • LACC: Removed all visible mow lines.
    • LACC: Fix LACC flag on the right side of hole 1 not reacting to wind.
    • LACC: Fix tree branches clipping through the concrete pillar underneath the bridge at hole 9.
    • LACC: Replace USGA tee markers with U.S. Open tee markers.
    • Oak Hill: Fix for shadow popping in bunkers.
  • Golfers:
    • Update Jessika Korda’s round 2 and 3 outfits.
  • Branding:
    • Fix for the "Dominican Open" tournament in Career mode showing "The Players" branding.
    • Update logo on U.S. Open ball marker to be more clearly visible.
    • Update caddie bibs to use the latest U.S. Open logo.
    • Update images in the store on some gear to use the latest U.S. Open logo.
  • UI:
    • Event Info Screen now displays Gameplay Style and Swing Mechanic for the upcoming round.
    • Equipment: Backing out of the select loft screen will now display specs for the selected type of club instead of always displaying specs for fairway woods.
    • Quests: Fix for "Quest Complete" popup showing unlocalized text for items.
  • General Stability:
    • Fix for a number of crashes and softlocks related to network disconnects in a variety of areas of the game.
    • Improvements to crash reporting metrics.
    • Additional crash and stability-related fixes.
  • Misc:
    • Visual improvements to some hairstyles, fixing instances where lighting was unintentionally reflecting off head texture which caused hair to look thinner than intended.
    • Fix for rare occurrences where button spamming after restarting a match or requesting an unplayable lie would cause the golfer to move to an incorrect location on the course.
    • Fixed a bug that caused Career mode leaderboards to show “E” for every golfer during intro and outro sequences, regardless of their actual score.
    • “Performance Mode” is an all-new rendering mode, which provides smoother camera motion and animation at 60 FPS, at the expense of lower resolution and visual fidelity.

For more on EA Sports PGA Tour, check out our developer interview.