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Nioh 2 launches on PC, missing both NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 and keyboard and mouse button prompts

Nioh 2 launched on PC with all DLC but appears to be missing basic quality-of-life features like keyboard and mouse prompts (Image source: Koei Tecmo)
Nioh 2 launched on PC with all DLC but appears to be missing basic quality-of-life features like keyboard and mouse prompts (Image source: Koei Tecmo)
Nioh 2: Complete Edition recently launched on PC. While the package is decent value, including all DLC released so far, the port is in a rough state. Nioh 2 doesn't currently feature NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 option, as promised. Worse yet, keyboard and mouse button prompts don't show up, making for a confusing experience.
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Nioh 2 recently arrived on PC. The Souls-like appears to have built up a major userbase in next to no time: the game's Steam user count beat out Dark Souls' all-time record in just a single day. While the game is undoubtedly popular with the community, all is not well with the port itself. 

Nioh 2 shipped without the promised support for NVIDIA DLSS. This means that owners of mid-tier Turing and Ampere cards like the recently launched GeForce RTX 3060 Ti may struggle to run the game at playable framerates on high-res displays. We ran the game on a GeForce RTX 3080 and found that, while the game stuck to 4K/60 for the most part, particle effects could bring the framerate down to the low-50s momentarily. 

Performance isn't the only issue with the Nioh 2 port. Out the gate, the game's launch code does not feature keyboard and mouse button prompts. Players using keyboard and mouse will see either PlayStation 4 or Xbox prompts. In a game where reflexes and focus are critical, this could cause players to "escape the mortal coil" more often than expected. 

Things might improve soon, however. Playground.ru reported that Koei Tecmo will be adding both of these missing features into the next patch for the game. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - Tech Writer - 427 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-02- 7 (Update: 2021-02- 7)