Starfield Update 1.8.86 Finally Brings Stable DLSS Support To PC

Bethesda delivers on its word.

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  • Starfield is Xbox’s latest exclusive for the Xbox Series X|S consoles and PC.
  • As promised earlier by Bethesda, the game has received DLSS support for PC in a new update.
  • The Starfield update 1.8.86 also brings a number of performance improvements to the title. 

Starfield, the new space-faring RPG by Bethesda, now finally offers DLSS Super Resolution and Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing (DLAA) features to PC players, thanks to the latest update 1.8.86. These novel additions were first promised in a post when one of the first hotfixes for Starfield was released, with the devs saying that it’s working toward bringing the top-requested features to the game.  

Starfield Update 1.8.86
Starfield Update 1.8.86

Outside of these mainline functionalities that folks playing via Steam will surely immerse themselves in, another feature has been added to the game—one with a more lightweight nature. Titled, “Let Them Eat,” the devs have added in an animation for eating food in the game, which is something that the community has been asking for since long. 

To remind you of some of the other features that Bethesda plans on bringing to Starfield sometime in the not-so-distant future, we’ve got an FOV slider, HDR calibration menu, Brightness and Contrast controls, and 32:9 ultrawide monitor support at our disposal. Slowly but surely, the RPG is expected to receive these additions in 2024. 

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Big Bang in Starfield (Image Credits eXputer)

In addition, a swath of fixes and improvements concerning stability, performance, gameplay, graphics, and quests have been launched, with the devs removing a load of progress-blockers otherwise plaguing player experience. Here is a rundown of some of the adjustments that the developers have pushed out for the Starfield community: 

  • Added the ability to eat the food placed in the world.
  • Adjusted stealth to be a bit more forgiving.
  • Fixed an issue where Andreja’s head would stay permanently cloaked.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from firing their weapons.
  • Addressed an issue with how ambient occlusion appeared in ultrawide resolutions.
  • PC: Addressed additional visual issues related to DLSS.

Do make sure, though, that you’re not confusing Starfield update 1.8.86 with patch v1.8.83 which rolled out about two weeks ago and brought a beta version of DLSS support to PC, along with all the aforementioned changes. With the latest update, Bethesda has rolled these fresh new features out to both PC and Xbox via the stable channel.


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This has taken place after taking into account player feedback received during the beta update phase, so now, a smoother version of the update can be launched for all players and not just those who participated in the beta. With that said, the overall outlook on Starfield from the perspective of critics has been below expectations. Take a look at the following video to know what I’m on about. 

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Starfield was released on September 6, 2023, for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. eXputer rated the game 3.5/5 in its review, praising its in-depth character customizer and great visuals but calling out the title’s lackluster exploration and an easily forgettable mainline quest. If you’re a new player, consider checking out the Starfield weapons tier list to know which guns stand out from the rest. 

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