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Modder saves Jedi: Survivor by fixing FPS issues

By Fariha Bhatti


May 1, 2023

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s release has been marred with FPS issues, and amid all that, an independent modder PureDark is doing the dev’s work, according to the fans.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is finally out in the open, available for everyone to play. But, right after the launch, the game’s Steam page is littered with “Not Recommended” reviews. Currently, Survivor has amassed 48% negative reviews, all thanks to FPS drops and stuttery gameplay. EA is working hard to tackle the issues quickly, but before them, PureDark has risen to the occasion, doing the “dev’s work.” 

An independent modder that fans know from Elden Ring is now doing his magic on Jedi: Survivor. PureDark has resolved the FPS issue on PC with NVIDIA DLSS 3, but it’s still far from perfect. 

Modder fixes FPS problem in Jedi: Survivor 

Jedi: Survivor has FSR2’s support, likely due to the game’s partnership with AMD, but PureDark has proven that DLSS 3 works better. Due to Denuvu (kind of an anti-cheat), PureDark can’t wholly replace FSR2 with DLSS 3, but the mod is already showing significant improvement in FPS. 

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PureDark shared a video after the imperfect implementation of DLSS 3, with boosted FPS of 100. For how things have been in Jedi: Survivor, 100 FPS is insanely high, and according to PureDark, it’s still far from perfect. However, the visuals do seem a bit off, considering DLSS 3 uses AI to enhance the graphics performance of video games instead of improving the original graphics. Still, it’s a massive improvement for RTX40 owners.

It remains to be seen what EA does to tackle the issue or if it’d open support for DLSS 3. Even if it does, the improvement would only be realized for a small chunk of the player base that can afford the beastly GeForce RTX 40.