A female character posing in Starfield

Starfield Replace 1.8.86 Formally Provides Nvidia DLSS and Button to Eat Meals and Fixes Many Points

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As we speak Bethesda launched replace 1.8.86 for its newest RPG Starfield, after it has been in beta on Steam for a short while, bringing its enhancements to all gamers. 

The most important addition is solely for gamers on PC, and it is the official implementation of Nvidia DLSS. earlier than the replace, gamers have been both caught with AMD’s inferior FSR implementation or had to make use of an unofficial mod. 

On prime of that, a button has been added to eat meals as quickly as you discover it as an alternative of getting to retailer it in your stock after which eat it from there, which wasn’t precisely the snappiest of procedures.

A female character posing in Starfield

The replace additionally comes with {hardware} optimizations for additional features each on the GPU and on the CPU sides. On prime of that, we get loads of tweaks and bug fixes to prime every part off.

You may learn the total patch notes beneath.


  • Addressed plenty of reminiscence associated points and leaks.
  • Added some GPU efficiency optimizations, which can be extra impactful on larger finish playing cards.
  • Improved renderer threading mannequin, enhancing CPU utilization most notably on larger finish methods.
  • Numerous stability and efficiency enhancements.


  • Added the flexibility to eat the meals positioned on the planet.
  • Adjusted stealth to be a bit extra forgiving.
  • Mounted a difficulty the place Andreja’s head would keep completely cloaked.
  • Mounted a difficulty that might forestall gamers from firing their weapons.
  • Mounted points the place some NPC may very well be seen not carrying garments (Word: This difficulty might resolve itself over time).
  • Mounted a difficulty the place already in-progress talent challenges may cease progressing after reaching the Unity and beginning a brand new recreation.
  • Mounted a difficulty that might quickly forestall opening the stock or saving after getting into the Unity.
  • PC: Mounted a difficulty the place mouse motion may very well be uneven.
  • Mounted a uncommon difficulty that might trigger the house ship to be misplaced.
  • Mounted a difficulty the place the ship providers technician is likely to be lacking.
  • Mounted a difficulty the place sometimes the digital camera may shake incorrectly throughout Touring, Grav Leaping, Docking, or Touchdown transitions.


  • Addressed a difficulty with how ambient occlusion appeared in ultrawide resolutions.
  • Optimized preliminary shader compilation that happens on start-up.
  • Added the flexibility to regulate Brightness and Distinction within the Show Settings menu.
  • Added the flexibility to regulate HDR Brightness supplied that the system helps it. (Xbox & Home windows 11 solely).
  • Addressed plenty of supplies that might typically current an unintended sample below sure circumstances.
  • Mounted varied visible points associated to the brand new FOV slider choices.
  • Improved the looks of the eyes on crowd characters.
  • Addressed plenty of minor visible points associated to lighting, shadows, terrain, and vegetation.
  • PC: Addressed extra visible points associated to DLSS.


  • All That Cash Can Purchase: Mounted a uncommon difficulty the place gamers couldn’t sit in the course of the negotiation with Musgrove.
  • Blast Zone: Mounted a difficulty the place the arduous rocks that must be cleared out by gamers won’t seem on Ngodup Tate’s land.
  • Echoes of the Previous: Mounted a difficulty the place the Grylloba Queen may typically not be reachable in the course of the goal “Safe the Shuttle Bay”.
  • Eye of the Storm: Mounted a difficulty the place gamers’ quest development may probably be blocked on account of a lacking docking immediate.
  • Grunt Work: Addressed a difficulty the place progress may seem blocked if “Supra et Extremely” was accomplished whereas returning to the Lodge throughout “Excessive Worth to Pay”.
  • No Sudden Strikes: Mounted a difficulty that might forestall the doorway door to the Scow ship from being opened once more.
  • Operation Starseed: Mounted a difficulty the place the important thing that’s wanted to exit the ability may typically not be current.
  • Sabotage: Mounted a difficulty the place David Barron may probably not be discovered by gamers.
  • Quick Sighted: Mounted a difficulty the place gamers may hardly ever turn out to be control-locked whereas talking with Vladimir.
  • The Coronary heart of Mars: Mounted a difficulty the place gamers won’t be capable to mine the “The Coronary heart of Mars”.

Talking of consuming, if you happen to’d somewhat have extra advanced survival mechanics, the neighborhood has created a devoted mod that provides a layer of complexity to that facet of the sport.

Starfield is at the moment out there for PC and Xbox Sequence X|S, and it is clearly additionally included within the Sport Go subscription service. If you have not performed it but, you’ll be able to seize a copy for Xbox Series X|S on Amazon.

Lately, we realized straight from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that Starfield has achieved 11 million gamers, whereas it was on the prime of Circana’s (previously NPD’s) gross sales charts for the month of September.

If you would like to search out out why the sport is so in style, you’ll be able to learn our evaluation, which awarded Bethesda’s recreation with an 8 out of 10. 

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