Well, just days after Starfield released its biggest update yet, Bethesda has announced that another one is on the way – and this one addresses something players have come to really appreciate, the Starfield frame rate (FPS).
Let’s back up a little first. In case you missed it, Starfield’s impressive 126.96.36.199 update was released across all platforms earlier this week, after only being available in beta testing via Steam. At the time, we noted that despite giving Starfield a huge graphical boost, the update surprisingly didn’t affect framerate or resolution. However, it fixed several bugs covering the quests, exploration, and outpost construction areas, while also fixing any graphical glitches and adjusting the lighting. The good news is that an update is finally coming to address Starfield’s frame rate.
The catch is that the update will only be available to PC players. Bethesda took to Twitter to announce the news, writing: “We’re excited to share that AMD FSR 3 is coming to Starfield Steam Beta next week! FSR 3 will be available to all PC players later this month, ahead of our next scheduled update.”
As the tweet clearly states, the update will enter beta testing next week, with the Starfield community able to try it out, before it rolls out to all PC players at the end of February. If you’re not familiar with AMD FSR 3 – and it’s true, it’s a bunch of random letters – it’s essentially a development tool that improves a game’s performance and visual quality. The program is enhanced by adding frame generation, allowing the game to present the user with an improved number of frames per second.
You may remember that Starfield made headlines at launch for capping the game at 30fps, which is somewhat understandable given the size of its world. It will be interesting to see what kind of visual results this update produces and whether Bethesda will also announce it for Xbox after the beta comes out, as happened with last week’s big update.