Modder brings DLSS 3 to Dead Island 2 following Steam release

The newest version of DLSS has arrived in Dead Island 2 thanks to this mod

Dead Island 2 is one of the few PC games that supports AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 upscaler but lacks support for Nvidia’s competing DLSS upscaling tech. Now that the game has been launched on Steam, it is clear that Dambuster Studios has no plan to bring DLSS or XeSS to their zombie survival game. That means that PC gamers will need to rely on modders if they want to use Nvidia’s DLSS upscaler.

Now, a mod from PS2ClassicVault, is now Nexus Mods that replaces FSR 2 with DLSS 3.7.0. Note that this mod only adds Nvidia’s Super Resolution to Dead Island 2. This isn’t a DLSS Frame Generation mod.

Why do gamers want DLSS in Dead Island 2?

Simply put, Nvidia’s DLSS technology is ahead the FSR 2 upscaler used in Dead Island 2 when it comes to image quality. This makes the upscaler the preferable upscaling solution for users of Nvidia’s RTX series graphics cards.

While AMD’s upcoming FSR 3.1 update promises to greatly improve the image quality offered by AMD’s cross-platform upscaling technology, it remains to be seen when this version of FSR will be available to gamers and developers. This update could bridge the quality gap between FSR and DLSS, but for now DLSS remains ahead of AMD’s solution.

If you read our PC performance review and optimisation guide for Dead Island 2, you will know that we weren’t happy to see AMD’s FSR 2 tech as the game’s only upscaling option. We would love to see this game get updates to enable official support for Intel XeSS and Nvidia DLSS. Even so, these updates seem increasingly unlikely. DLSS or FSR Frame Generation support would also be welcome addons. Again, these additions are also unlikely, as Dambusters seems uninterested in adding these graphical features.

For now, Nvidia users will need to rely on modders to bring DLSS support to Dead Island 2. Unfortunately, now XeSS mod for this game is available for Intel GPU users.

You can join the discussion on Dead island 2’s DLSS 3 mod on the OC3D Forums.

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