I don’t know what happened but recently Terrain LOD has degraded in quality. I want to say it’s been 4-6 weeks but I haven’t been keeping track. The LOD distance is bad, the LOD itself looks bad, and everything seems slow to update. Grass loads in VERY late.
Also possibly related, Jailbreak load times are through the roof and worse than other games on the front page suddenly. I want to blame Terrain LOD changes but without any tools to look behind the curtain, I don’t know what’s happening. Our join times are currently 3x-5x longer than other top games!
You can reproduce this by hopping in Jailbreak and driving around at high speeds. You can also find the problem in Roblox Studio by flying your camera around at top speed.
The bug happens in both Studio and Player. Mac and PC.
It’s not only bad for players, but a huge headache as a developer. It’s so hard to terraform any terrain because it’s so slow to update. Chunks of terrain go missing until you stop what you’re doing and wait. Developing with Terrain right now is taking a lot longer than it used to.
Appreciate any help on this! Please reply if you’re seeing this problem too and if you have more detail on timing. Thanks for reading!