Starfield simply obtained some key updates promised by Bethesda a few months in the past, the developer announced. Model 1.8.86 comes with DLSS assist that lastly provides customers with supported NVIDIA playing cards options together with DLSS Tremendous Decision, Deep Studying Anti-aliasing (DLAA), Reflex Low Latency and DLSS body technology. That ought to assuage quite a few grumbling customers, lots of whom used a controversial DLSS mod to tide themselves over.
Together with DLSS, the replace consists of GPU efficiency optimizations that can assist customers with higher-end playing cards. Bethesda has additionally addressed reminiscence leaks and different associated points, improved renderer threading and made quite a lot of different stability and efficiency enhancements. On the graphics facet, it added brightness and distinction controls (!), whereas addressing points round ambient occlusion, shader compilation, HDR brightness (Xbox and Home windows 11 solely), materials points, crowd character eyes and extra.
Gameplay additionally sees some welcome updates. Now you can “eat the meals positioned on the planet” by way of a “eat button” with out having so as to add objects to stock, a pleasant quality-of-life repair. Bethesda additionally adjusted stealth to be extra forgiving, resolved the issue of Andreja’s head staying completely cloaked, mounted a problem that might stop gamers from firing weapons, resolved an issue with bare NPCs, mounted mouse points and extra. It additionally resolved quest issues that largely revolve round inconsistent recreation play.
Bethesda beta examined the brand new options earlier this month on Steam earlier than deeming them match for launch. In September, it stated that it is “working carefully” with NVIDIA, AMD and Intel on driver assist, presumably in response to a Digital Foundry technical report saying the sport had “disproportionately poor NVIDIA and Intel efficiency.” Starfield is among the many best-selling video games of 2023 (thanks partially to being free on Sport Move), with the corporate having reported 10 million players as of the top of September.