NVIDIA DLSS Available Now in Anthem, Delivering Up to 40% More Performance on GeForce RTX Hardware

Mar 26, 2019
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As we previously told you, NVIDIA DLSS support in Anthem is scheduled to go live with today’s game update. NVIDIA has now posted official benchmarks revealing the performance boost enabled when using Deep Learning Super-Sampling on GeForce RTX hardware. Apparently, it goes up to 40%.

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NVIDIA also shared a brief gameplay video to showcase Anthem running with DLSS enabled. Of course, we’ll have to check it in action for ourselves to assess the image quality. As usual, NVIDIA is promising both performance and IQ improvements to DLSS to be delivered via software updates as their neural network supercomputer trains itself and improves over time.

That’s not all, as Anthem is also getting the NVIDIA Highlights feature today. Here’s how it’s going to work:

After installation of the new update, and our latest Game Ready Driver, GeForce Experience users will see an in-game prompt asking if they wish to enable Highlights (if you don’t, open GeForce Experience, click the cog on the top right, and switch on “In-Game Overlay” in General Settings).

Anthem Adds NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Highlights In New Update

Once enabled, the following events will trigger NVIDIA Highlights to save a gameplay clip:

  • Apex Kill – Kill an Apex enemy
  • Boss Kill – Kill a dungeon boss
  • Legendary Kill – Kill a Legendary enemy
  • Multi-Kill – Achieve 8+ kills within 10 seconds
  • Overlook – Interact with an Overlook point [note: captures a screenshot rather than a video]
  • Tomb Discovery – Interact with a sarcophagus in a tomb

If your Expedition concluded with any of the above occurring, you can click the “NVIDIA Highlights” button on the lower left of the screen to access recordings and screenshots. Alternatively, access them through the “Social” menu, where you will find the Highlights button in the same lower left side position.

Anthem Adds NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Highlights In New Update

Upon clicking the button, the GeForce Experience in-game overlay will open, enabling you to quickly review, edit and share your Highlights.

Anthem Adds NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Highlights In New Update

BioWare has now posted the full Anthem 1.0.4 update notes. They also add several Field of View sliders to the PC version of the game, among other additions and fixes you can find below. Patch size is 2.3GB – 2.5GB  on PlayStation 4 (depending on region), 2.5GB on Xbox One and 2.6GB on PC.

NEW FEATURES

  • Legendary Missions: Allows you to replay critical path missions again with a much higher difficulty level. One mission will be available per day that has no limit on the number of times it can be completed. These missions offer a new challenge and require team coordination to achieve victory!

  • Elysian Caches: Earn Elysian Keys by completing daily challenges. These keys can be used on Elysian Caches, which appear at the end of each Stronghold after the boss is defeated to unlock vanity and crafting materials. Opening an Elysian Cache creates loot for each member of the Expedition. There are 67 unique vanity unlocks available, including vinyls, victory poses, emotes and arrivals. You will never get a duplicate vanity item! This is our first version of the ruleset for Elysian Caches in the game and we’ll look forward to your feedback and the data we gather from your play.

Loot Changes:

  • Chests now have a chance to drop additional items and crafting materials in Strongholds, Freeplay and Missions.

  • Apex creatures now have a chance to drop additional loot, similar to the change made to chests. (Apex creatures include: Ursix, Titans, Furies and Escari/Luminaries)

  • On GM1 difficulty and higher, Stronghold bosses will now drop more loot with a chance at additional masterwork and legendary items.

PC Settings:

  • Added Field of View sliders for various cameras in-game:

    • Ground FOV: Adjusts the field of view of the camera during on foot gameplay.

    • Zoomed FOV: Adjusts the field of view of the camera while your weapon is zoomed.

    • Flight FOV: Adjusts the field of view of the camera during flight.

    • Swim FOV: Adjusts the field of view of the camera while underwater.

    • Pilot FOV: Adjusts the field of view of the camera when out of your javelin.

Performance:

  • Improved performance on gameplay effects that were updating or running often to reduce performance strain.

    • Example effects include things like:

      • UI

      • Weather

      • Time of Day

      • Level Art with Animated Props

The Forge:

  • The Forge can now be accessed via the main menu while you’re in Ft. Tarsis or the Launch Bay.

  • There is no longer a loading screen when entering the Forge.

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