Nioh 2 DLSS 2.0 Option added in the latest update (1.26)

Nioh 2 DLSS
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Nioh 2 Complete Edition has been out now on PC for a while now, and it has been getting a lot of updates. This is the follow-up to Team Ninja’s soulslike title, Nioh, which originally came out in 2017. After being an exclusive on the PS4 during 2020, Nioh 2 has finally made its way to Steam through Steam. There were some technical issues at launch, but the developers are hard at work to take feedback and fix those. Now, the Nioh 2 DLSS 2.0 option has been added to the game, and you can expect a lot of framerate improvement.

DLSS 2.0 is an amazing technology from NVIDIA which can greatly improve the framerate you are getting in-game, and even improve visual quality. A lot of current games have shown that players can sometimes double their framerate with this, and now that Unreal Engine 4 developers can freely use this technology, we will see improvements in optimization in upcoming games as well.

Nioh 2 DLSS 2.0 Option added

The latest update for Nioh 2, which brings the game version to 1.26 now gives players the option to use DLSS. To enable this, simply turn it on in the Graphics Settings. Keep in mind, that this setting can be switched on and off outside of missions. This means that you won’t be able to test it as such during a mission. This applies to some graphical other settings in Nioh 2 as well. The update isn’t that large and is only 62 MB in size.

Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition: Version 1.26 Patch Notes

You can read the complete patch notes for this update below.

Additional Features

  • Added the “Dragon Ninja” transformation
    •  You can acquire it by accessing “Boons” from the Shrine
  • DLSS” added to “Graphic Settings”
    • Available for GeForce RTX Series graphics boards
    • Please ensure you have the latest drivers
    • This setting can be switched outside of missions

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause items to suddenly become unusable during multiplayer, preventing a number of actions from being performed properly
  • Fixed an issue where the duration of the “Sloth Talisman” effects would sometimes be excessively long, when used by enemies
  • Fixed an issue where yokai could fall when the “White Tiger” or “Nue” Yokai Ability was activated near a cliff
  • Fixed an issue where the elemental projectiles would fly to the ground when locking on to Lady Osakabe and performing a Strong Attack while either the “Fire Familiar”, “Water Familiar”, or “Lightning Familiar” talismans were activated
  • Fixed an issue where the powerful strike that can be activated by the Switchglaive Mystic Arts, “Wildfire Flux ” and “Tempest Flux”, could not be triggered at 120FPS
  • Fixed an issue related to the rolling boulder traps, that caused the sound of rolling stones to linger
  • Fixed an issue where strata that guests had not unlocked could be selected on an Underworld Expedition
  • Fixed an issue where enemies in the Dark Realm had a high chance of dropping the armour, “Kobo Daishi’s Priest Vestments”
  • Fixed an issue where facial “accessories” would disappear when the head armor “Sohaya Deserter Ears” was equipped
  • Fixed an issue where the headgear for “Katagiri Katsumoto” and “Wakisaka Yasuharu”, who appear in the main mission “Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo”, were switched
  • Fixed an issue where the “Switch Confirmation Button” settings set in the “Controls” menu would be reverted after a reboot
  • Fixed an issue where actions such as attacking or searching could not be performed if a mouse button was set to “Change Stance” in the “Key Configuration” section of “Keyboard & Mouse Settings”
  • Fixed an issue where the controls listed in the key configuration section of the “Keyboard & Mouse Settings” menu did not match those in “Controls” when the control configuration was set to something other than Type A
  • Fixed an issue where the user’s profile name would sometimes be displayed as “unknown” when using Demon Parade Picture Scrolls or Character Creation Codes
  • Fixed an issue where some of the UI elements would display incorrectly when using an ultrawide monitor
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused crashes to occur when checking the Special Effects of equipment in certain languages
  • Other minor bug fixes


While you are here, make sure you check out our other guides for Nioh 2 as well.

Despite some minor technical issues here and there, Nioh 2 actually runs very well. Even on mid-budget systems, it is very easy to get excellent frames. Players targeting 60 FPS won’t have much trouble, but 120 FPS is a bit hard to achieve. However, now with DLSS 2.0 support, it will be interesting to see the different in performance.

What do you think of the latest patch notes? Have you enabled the Nioh 2 DLSS option? Share your results in the comments below.

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