Red Dead Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 now officially support the Nvidia DLSS technology, but some players have been unable to turn on the option in the settings menu. Although you might not need a how-to-enable-DLSS-in Red-Dead-Online guide as it’s a pretty straightforward process, you do need to learn about the requirements of DLSS.
As you may already know, the Nvidia DLSS technology is only available for RTX 20 and RTX 30 GPU series, and in order to be able to use the feature in Red Dead Redemption 2, you need to update your GPU drivers to the latest version. Now, if your PC meets these initial requirements but you still cannot find the DLSS option in Graphics Settings, then a change in the API setting might be the key.
As reported by players who have experienced the same issue, switching the Graphics API option to DirectX 12 (DX12) in the Advanced tab of the Graphics Settings menu resolves the problem. Once you switched the API to DX 12, close the game and run it again.
Now that you know how to enable DLSS in Red Dead Online, let’s have look at its different options. If you are going to play at 1080p resolution, then the Quality option with nearly 67% Render Scale would be great. However, if you use 1440p or 4K output, you might need to switch on Performance or Ultra Performance to get the best result.
The DLSS support was included in the July 15 update for Red Dead Online, which introduced the Blood Money content as well as The Quick Draw Club membership.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game includes Red Dead Online as well, but if you only want to play the multiplayer mode, you can purchase it separately.
The game is playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through the backward compatibility feature. Rockstar Games has not announced any plans for an enhancement upgrade yet.