It’s been years, but finally, Square Enix has released a new patch for Nier Automata on Steam which fixes a lot of the game’s issues.
When Nier Automata first released on PC via Steam back in 2017, lots of players experienced issues, including uneven performance as well as some bugs. Personally, I ran into no issues with Nier Automata when I played the game on PC, but it’s still great to finally see that the game will get the fix it needs for a lot of other players.
Here’s a rundown of the new changes in the patch:
- Borderless Video Settings
- Borderless video settings have been implemented.
- Fidelity FA
- Fidelity FX CAS feature has been added.
- The system will now detect whether HDR has been activated in the Windows display settings, and automatically boot the game in HDR mode if it has.
- Adjustments to the anti-aliasing functionality
- UI textures (4K)
- Approximately 270 UI textures for icons, backdrops and UI elements etc. now support 4K resolutions.
- Cut scenes
- The bit rate has been improved and all pre-rendered cut scenes adjusted, so they will now play in 60FPS and display in the correct aspect ratio without stretching the picture.
- Global illumination
- A new “Global illumination” feature has been implemented. This can be set to three different levels; High, Medium or Low.
- Ambient occlusion/ bloom
- The rendering targets for ambient occlusion and bloom effects have been changed to dynamic resolution based on the game’s resolution.
Aside from the changes, the patch also brings the following bug fixes:
- It is now possible to switch between recently selected display modes for screenshots, such as between full screen and windowed mode or between borderless and windowed mode, by pushing the Alt + Enter keys together.
- The mouse cursor is no longer displayed when using a game pad controller.
- The frame rate has been stabilized at 60FPS under default settings.
Other stability related fixes have also been implemented.
If you skipped out on Nier Automata, now’s a great time to play it on PC thanks to the new patch. And while you’re at it, check out Nier Replicant as well!