Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is getting the biggest performance boost gamers could have asked for, at least those with RTX graphics cards. Rockstar’s open-world western is getting DLSS with RTX GPUs, which will help to improve performance by almost double while providing the same, if not better, visual quality through NVIDIA’s stellar image reconstruction.
PC gamers might remember RDR2’s launch on the platform, after a year of console exclusivity, was quite hard-hitting on budget gaming systems. For a while, it was quite hard to tell if the game was that demanding or if it was just unoptimized. Thanks to multiple performance analysis from us and other outlets, we now know that the PC port of the game was made with scalability for future hardware in mind. With the addition of DLSS, the game should become even more playable on modern gaming PC, if you’re lucky enough to own an RTX graphics card. Check out the video below on other games that NVIDIA is bringing DLSS to-
It’s interesting to note that the game isn’t getting an update for ray tracing, although given the open-world nature of the game and the complexities of Rockstar’s engine, that might be saved for another time.
If you’re on the GTX boat, you can check out our optimization guide for Red Dead Redemption 2, which should help in achieving 60 FPS without too much compromise on visual fidelity on budget GPUs like the GTX 16-series. The PC port of the game was already the best version of the game out there, and the addition of NVIDIA’s DLSS just increased the gap from console versions. Rockstar Games hasn’t commented on whether RDR2 will get a next-gen update for the console, though judging by the focus GTA V’s re-re-release is getting, we might just get an update announcement for RDR2 soon enough.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One consoles, along with being playable on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles via backwards compatibility.