DX11 definitely improved my performance, and by that I mean my gaming rig can actually utilize everything versus being bottle necked under DX9. On top of that, I love the game changes! 1. If an enemy has over pop at a base, the game will most likely force you to spawn elsewhere. That will make the fights keep moving instead of having a big zergfest. I like that because 96+ vs 96+ fights that lasted an hour were garbage. Yes, they were fun, BUT, those participating in them got tunnel vision and ignored the rest of the map. 2. VS, the Horizon is now just as good as the Pulsar C if you are using capsulated ammo. It actually fires faster and has less recoil. It is great for both hipfire and aimed shots. I love it! 3. I like that the robots are helping to balance the sides out. Most continent populations that I have seen hover around 33% each. 4. I run all settings on ultra, so, the new effects are incredible...blinding, but incredible. Makes for a pleasing eye candy experience when something goes boom! 5. The game seems to have taken a turn for the better with bigger infantry fights / tactics. I have always said that "boots on the ground" is what wins. 6. I love that Recursion and other apps are broken right now. LEAVE THEM THAT WAY. Do not allow 3rd party apps.