The highly anticipated release of Starfield on September 6th for PC gamers was a momentous occasion in the world of gaming. However, one crucial feature was notably absent – support for NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). DLSS, which stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling, is a game-changer for those wielding NVIDIA 20 series graphics cards and newer iterations, offering an AI-driven boost to both graphics and performance.
Picture this: sharper, more vivid visuals, along with smoother and faster frame rates – that’s the magic of DLSS. But, at the launch of Starfield, this feature was limited to AMD GPUs, known as FSR 2. Fear not, though; NVIDIA users are about to receive the support they’ve been eagerly waiting for.
Currently, resourceful modders have managed to bring DLSS into Starfield, but be warned, there might be a few pesky bugs along the way. Many players have reported successful results, but your mileage may vary.
The good news is that Bethesda recently announced proper NVIDIA DLSS support for Starfield as part of an upcoming update. It’s not here just yet, but it’s tantalizingly close. Bethesda’s immediate focus is on ironing out bugs and making the game rock-solid. Once that’s taken care of, DLSS will swoop in, accompanied by a slew of other highly requested features. Gamers can look forward to an FOV slider, HDR calibration, brightness and contrast controls, and full support for ultrawide monitors boasting a cinematic 32:9 aspect ratio.
Intriguingly, Bethesda is even throwing in a dedicated “eat” button for food enthusiasts. For those who can’t wait for the official DLSS support, there are a couple of workarounds. The brave can delve into the world of mods, but be prepared for the occasional glitch. Alternatively, if you’re playing on PC and have an Ultimate membership, you can stream Starfield via GeForce NOW. This service offers up to 4K resolution and a blazing 120 frames per second, making the wait for DLSS support a little easier to bear.