Sunday, December 4, 2022

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets unofficial FSR 2.0 mod

Red Dead Redemption 2 with AMD FSR 2.0 support

The PC modding community is enabling AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 in more and more games.

AMD FSR 2.0 Quality Mode vs Native at 1920×1080 resolution, Source: Github

Following the first mod for Cyberpunk 2077 and its fork for Dying Light 2, there is another mod based on the same code for Red Dead Redemption 2. The support for FSR 2.0 is likely not coming to any of these games anytime soon, but modders have discovered that it is relatively easy to just replace the integrated NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 library with AMD’s FSR 2.0 and somehow this still works.

Obviously, none of these modifications are official, and as a result they are not optimized for any of these games. AMD is likely to update its FSR 2.0 library at some point in the future, which should limit some of the problems encountered by using mods. Yet, even with the problems described by the users, this is still the only way to utilize the power of old GPU architectures with advanced super resolution technology, such as FSR 2.0. Unfortunately DLSS is only supported by NVIDIA Turing and Ampere architectures, severely limiting access to better performance to some users in the process.

AMD FSR 2.0 might fix this problem as it is an open source algorithm that works in nearly all GPUs. However, it will not provide the same experience on platforms.

Red Dead Redemption 2 mod was forked by RealIndica from PotatoOfDoom1337 Cyberpunk 2077 mod. The installation process is relatively easy, only requirements being the use of DX12 API and ensuring asynchronous compute is enabled.


  1. Ensure you are using DX12 for RDR2 and not Vulkan!
  2. Ensure asyncComputeEnabled is set to false in your system.xml file found in DocumentsRockstar GamesRed Dead Redemption 2Settingssystem.xml
  3. Download the latest release
  4. Unzip the contents to your RDR2 executable directory
  5. Run RDR2

The modder recommends to disable online services as game file modification may result (although that’s not confirmed) in unpleasant consequences such as bans.

There is also a comparison video from MxBenchmarkPC, who are doing a comparison for TechPowerUP:

[MxBenchmarkPC] Red Dead Redemption 2 FSR 2.0 Mod | 1440p FSR 2.0 vs DLSS 2.4 Comparison | RTX 3080 | i7 10700F (6,612 views)

Source: Github via Wccftech

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