Diablo 4 has been experiencing several problems with memory leaks, leading to abnormal utilization of the GPU and RAM. Although Patch 1.1 brought some enhancements, Patch 1.1.1 introduces further improvements in VRAM management.
According to Global Community Lead Adam Fletcher, Blizzard conducted internal testing to ensure memory levels remain stable during extended gameplay sessions and when transitioning in and out of towns.
Yeah this one has some changes to VRAM management. We have had some tests internally with this and seen memory levels stay consistent over numerous hours of gameplay and porting in and out through towns.
We will monitor post 1.1.1 for any additional items.
— Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) August 2, 2023
Here are some simple temporary solutions to fix the Diablo 4 VRAM memory leak issue in the meantime:
1. Switch Texture Settings: Go to the in-game graphics settings and change the texture settings to something else, then switch them back. This will clear the VRAM, allowing you to continue playing without interruptions.
2. Reset Graphics Driver: On PC, press CTRL + Shift + Windows Key + B to reload your graphics drivers (if supported). The game will pause briefly as the driver resets, and your screen might go black temporarily.
3. Fully Restart the Game: If high VRAM usage continues, exit the game and quit Battle.net on your PC. Then, relaunch the game to start fresh.
By trying these simple steps, you can address the VRAM memory leak issue and enjoy smoother gaming sessions.