Starfield Beta Now Includes DLSS Support: Guide to Enable It

Last week, Bethesda confirmed that the sci-fi RPG Starfield would receive a beta update on Steam, introducing the much-requested DLSS support and other quality-of-life fixes. As promised, the beta update is now live on Steam, and we’ve already installed it. If you’re unsure how to access the beta build and enable DLSS in Starfield, follow our step-by-step guide below.

Exploring the Latest Features in the Starfield Beta Update

Bethesda announced the availability of the DLSS update for Starfield through a post on Starfield’s official X (formerly Twitter) account. Players can access the update on the Steam beta branch of Starfield.

According to the blog post, the 2GB-sized update 1.8.83 for Starfield introduces DLSS support, including DLAA, Reflex Low-Latency, and DLSS frame generation. These features aim to enhance frame rates on older graphics cards and GPUs running the game at 4K while maintaining visual fidelity. Additionally, the update includes quality-of-life improvements, such as the ability to consume food items directly from the world without adding them to the inventory.

Moreover, the latest Starfield update introduces various additional fixes, with notable changes including GPU performance optimization and CPU rendering threading mode. These adjustments are expected to enhance the overall performance of the game. In addition to the mentioned improvements, the update includes standard bug fixes and stability enhancements. For a comprehensive overview of all quality-of-life updates, it is recommended to review the official change log.

How to Obtain the Starfield DLSS Update on Steam

To enable DLSS in Starfield, follow these steps to opt into the beta branch for the game. Keep in mind that beta builds may have issues, and saves from the beta may not be compatible with the official update. If you’re uncertain, it’s advisable to wait for the official update release in the coming weeks. Here’s how to install the update:

1. Begin by locating the game in your Steam library. Right-click on it and choose “Properties.”

2. In the newly opened window, click on the “Betas” option in the left sidebar.

3. Click on the drop-down menu next to “Beta Participation” and choose “beta-Beta” to access the latest update.

4. After the update is successfully installed, launch the game and navigate to “Settings -> Display” to locate the new DLSS settings option.

And that’s how you can utilize and experience the latest Starfield update. Keep in mind that this update is currently exclusive to Steam, and Game Pass and Xbox users don’t have access to a beta branch. Therefore, players on these platforms will have to wait for the official release of Starfield’s DLSS update. Are you anticipating these changes?Feel free to share your expectations regarding the performance improvement in the comments section below.

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