Starfield gets official DLSS support and other improvements via latest update
Starfield was one of the few AAA games this year to launch without DLSS , presumably due to it being affiliated with AMD. While third-party mods from PureDark and others let players add DLSS functionality to the game, official support from Bethesda was nowhere on the horizon. It has finally arrived via the Starfield Update 1.8.86 patch, shortly after the feature was offered via a beta update to Steam users.
Other than support for DLSS, DLAA and Frame Gen, the Starfield 1.8.86 update also lets players eat food found around the world directly. Previously, one had to pick it up and consume it via their inventories. This can come in handy in combat situations when the players have run out of healing items.
The rest of the changes are primarily bug fixes and optimizations. Gamers with high-end graphics cards and CPUs can now get more performance out of Starfield, thanks to some under-the-hood tweaks. The update also brings some bug fixes that could block progression on some quests. It is now rolling out for PC and Xbox Series S|X (US$489 on Amazon) now worldwide.