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Nvidia upscaling is sharper, and right here’s the extraordinarily zoomed-in screenshots to show it

A friendly-looking character hands you a drink in a bar in Dying Light 2.

Dying Light 2 is kind of the {hardware} fiend, therefore why enabling DLSS – supplied your GPU helps it – is so helpful for preserving body charges up. Sadly, in each the overview construct I examined and at launch, even the very best high quality DLSS setting appeared uncharacteristically lower-res. It was nonetheless value utilizing, particularly when you fancied clambering over Villedor’s rooftops at 4K or with ray tracing results, however there was a nagging sense that DLSS can do higher. And now it will possibly, for Dying Light 2’s 1.04 replace is stay, and sharpens Nvidia’s upscaling tech to shut that hole between the rendering and native resolutions.

This PC-specific patch additionally claims to squish some nasty bugs, together with the causes of assorted crashes and one which created doubles of useless our bodies in co-op mode. Grim! You ought to have the ability to rebind your principal mouse buttons now as effectively, although assist for additional mouse inputs (like thumb buttons) continues to be within the works.

But sufficient about trivial stuff like making the sport really work, how does DLSS look now? To discover out, I dug up a screenshot I’d taken with the pre-patch DLSS final week, returned to that spot within the up to date sport and snapped a brand new pic for comparability. Don’t pay a lot thoughts to the lighting variations, that’s simply from capturing the pictures at completely different instances of day.

A street in Dying Light 2, captured using pre-patch DLSS.
Pre-1.04 patch, High high quality, Quality DLSS upscaling to 2560×1440
A street in Dying Light 2, captured after a patch improved DLSS quality.
Post-1.04 patch, High high quality, Quality DLSS upscaling to 2560×1440

The distinction is clearer in movement than in stills, however you’ll be able to see the enhancements to sharpness and detailing. If we focus in on this jury-rigged barrel lure, for example, the spikes are a each so barely extra outlined. The close by grass additionally seems extra detailed, whereas straight edges just like the kerb are stronger and sharper.

A comparison image showing a burning barrel in Dying Light 2, before and after a DLSS update.
Left: Before patch. Right: After patch

It’s the identical story over on the sting of the display screen, the place these shutters simply look neatier, with not one of the blurring that’s seen pre-patch.

A comparison image showing some shutters in Dying Light 2, before and after a DLSS update.
Left: Before patch. Right: After patch

Other background particulars get a contact of polish too. After the patch, this signal extra clearly reads “HARDWARE STORE”, relatively than “NARDWARZ STOKE”.

A comparison image showing a storefront in Dying Light 2, before and after a DLSS update.
Left: Before patch. Right: After patch

Even at longer distances, the distinction is seen. On this overhanging site visitors mild, the post-patch picture is sharp sufficient to point out all three particular person lights; it’s extra of a fuzzy, nondescript field on the older model. It seems just like the street has gone the opposite method and misplaced element, however I believe that’s extra all the way down to the lighting change.

A comparison image showing a street in Dying Light 2, before and after a DLSS update.
Left: Before patch. Right: After patch

Get that patch downloaded, then – DLSS was already a vital part to getting the most effective efficiency out of Dying Light 2, even on the most effective graphics playing cards round, and now it lastly seems nearly as good as DLSS ought to.