Starfield’s Latest Update Introduces Game-Changing Features

Benzinga – by Franca Quarneti, Benzinga Staff Writer

Starfield, the highly anticipated video game, has just released its latest update, patch 1.8.86, for PC and Xbox Series X/S. This update brings a range of game-changing features and improvements that have been long-awaited by the community.

One of the most significant additions in this update is the introduction of DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) support. This technology, developed by Nvidia Corp., offers enhancements such as DLSS Super Resolution and Nvidia Reflex Low Latency for compatible graphics cards. Players can now experience improved performance and stunning visuals with compatible Nvidia GPUs.

The update also addresses various graphical and gameplay issues. Players now have access to long-awaited graphical options that allow them to adjust brightness, contrast, and HDR settings. These additions rectify the absence of these basic features in the game’s initial release, giving players more control over their visual experience.

In addition, the update brings gameplay improvements, including adjustments to stealth mechanics and fixes for issues related to NPCs, weapon firing, skill challenges, and inventory glitches. These changes will enhance the overall gameplay experience and make the game more enjoyable for players.

Another exciting addition is the ability to instantly consume food items found in the game world. This small change aims to improve immersion and reduce the time spent navigating menus, allowing players to focus more on the action and exploration.

The patch notes also detail numerous quest-related fixes that address issues blocking quest progression, preventing access to certain areas, or hindering interactions with in-game characters. These fixes ensure a smoother and more enjoyable questing experience for players.

With this latest update, Starfield continues to evolve and deliver on the expectations of its passionate community. The introduction of DLSS support, graphical options, and gameplay improvements will undoubtedly elevate the gaming experience to new heights.


Q: What is DLSS support?
A: DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling. It is a technology developed by Nvidia that uses deep learning algorithms to upscale lower resolution images to higher resolution in real-time, resulting in improved performance and visual quality in video games.

Q: What are the graphical improvements introduced in the update?
A: The update introduces graphical options such as brightness, contrast sliders, and HDR settings, allowing players to customize their visual experience in the game.

Q: What other improvements were made in the update?
A: The update addresses various gameplay issues, including adjustments to stealth mechanics, fixes for issues with NPCs, weapon firing, skill challenges, and inventory glitches. It also includes quest-related fixes to enhance the overall questing experience.