Red Dead Redemption 2 finally gets DLSS support on July 13 in Red Dead Online’s Blood Money update. For over a month now, we’ve known that DLSS will be coming to Red Dead at some point, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the prospect of seeing this cowboy adventure unfold at an accelerated frame rate.
So even if you don’t play any Red Dead Online or don’t like how Red Dead Redemption 2 works on your RTX powered system, it’s still worth getting the update to see the improvements in first hand.
Despite being over two years old, Red Dead Redemption 2 remains one of the most graphically demanding video games you can use with your platform. Even on the newer RTX 30 series GPUs, getting the game to run smoothly at higher graphics settings turns out to be quite a difficult task, even with the best settings we might suggest.
DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a quick and easy way to get a decent frame rate boost from your games if you have an Nvidia RTX GPU. DLSS uses AI-powered scaling technology to “use the power of NVIDIA RTX TensorCores to increase frame rates and generate crisp images that approach or exceed native rendering.”
Sadly, it looks like we’re still not getting any ray tracing support (if ever). But hey, if that means you can play Red Dead Online and get extra FPS on your latest-gen RTX 20 series cards while you wait for the upgrade, that’s a win in every way.