Red Dead Redemption 2 will finally get DLSS support on July 13 in the Red Dead Online Blood Dead update. For more than a month now, we’ve known that DLSS will be coming to Red Dead at some point, and we’ve been waiting for the chance to see this cowboy adventure running at an increased frame rate.
So even if you don’t play any Red Dead Online games 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 first hand.
Despite being over two years old, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still one of the most graphically demanding video games your computer can go through. Even on the most current 30 series RTX GPUs, getting the game to run smoothly in higher graphics configurations turns out to be a pretty difficult task, even in the best configurations we could suggest.
DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a quick and easy way to get a decent frame rate boost in your games if you have an Nvidia RTX series GPU. DLSS uses AI-based scaling technology to "use the power of the NVIDIA RTX TensorCores to increase frame rate and generate sharp frames that approach or exceed the native rendering."
Unfortunately, it looks like we still haven't received any ray tracking support (if ever). But hey, if that means you can play Red Dead Online and pull out some extra fps to your state-of-the-art 20 series RTX cards while you wait for the upgrade, it’s a win.