At long last, Starfield has DLSS… so long as you opt into the Steam beta for the update, which is live today.
Bethesda is allowing Starfield‘s most interested and impatient players to get a taste of things to come with the beta. It brings Nvidia’s DLSS technology along with a few choice fixes and changes. And yes, that includes the ability to eat those iconic Starfield sandwiches right off the floor. Like a filthy Spacer.
How to join the Starfield DLSS update Steam beta
The DLSS update will not install automatically for Starfield the moment you check your Steam library. As this is a beta, you need to opt into it and download a new build of the game. To play the beta, open up your Steam library and right-click on Starfield. Select ‘Properties’ and move to the ‘Betas’ window. In the drop-down menu, pick the ‘[beta]’ option. You’ll download the build from there.
The beta build uses your saves, so you can continue your story with the welcome boost in framerate. But keep in mind that since you’re playing the beta, you won’t be able to continue progress in the main build since the two versions are incompatible. However, Bethesda notes in the post that the saves made in the beta version of the game should work once the official update is live. Toying with different game versions can be a bit tricky, so keeping a separate save for the beta may be wise.
Let them eat sandwiches
Those with Nvidia GPUs that support DLSS will have a full buffet of options. The update allows you to try Starfield with “DLSS Super Resolution, Deep Learning Anti-aliasing (DLAA), Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, and DLSS Frame generation,” according to Bethesda’s post. Other than DLSS, Starfield players and Kirby enthusiasts alike should be freakin’ overjoyed with the update. It gives you the option to consume food and drink found in the world. Karmic balance has been restored.
There are other notable improvements in the beta update. A major one includes a gameplay change that adjusts “stealth to be a bit more forgiving.” Anyone who’s been laboring away in the Ryujin Industries questline need take note. It also brings fixes to progression-blocking bugs, Andreja’s missing head, and tweaks for the FOV slider. There is a lot to peruse, but keep in mind the majority of players won’t see them until the beta period finishes.