If you aren’t happy with Nier: Automata‘s graphics on PC, there’s a new fan-made patch that improves them.
One of the great things about PC gaming is that from time to time, the community will step up to either add to or fix games that it isn’t entirely happy with. We’ve seen that with content mods and UI mods for games like Skyrim, and now it’s happening to a more recent release: Nier: Automata. The PC version of the Platinum Games title has been held back by some technical issues, like running at a stetched 900p instead of actual 1080p, but a new mod is addressing the issue.
The aptly titled Kaldaien’s FAR Mod (Fix Automata Resolution), updates the game to run at true 1080p. In addition, it tweaks the optimization the game’s lighting and shadows, allowing for performance increases. If you take the word of these Reddit commenters, you could see your framerates increase from 30 fps to 60 fps.
If you’re willing to give it a try (and remember, it’s a mod, so results may vary, and you won’t get any support from Platinum for it), head over the the Steam community page for download links and install instructions.
Haven’t checked out Nier: Automata yet? Check out what Yahtzee thought about it in Zero Punctuation!