You can now update DLSS in games manually
TechPowerUp now hosts Nvidia’s DLSS client libraries that anyone can download and drop directly into their DLSS 2.0 (or higher) supported game. This will allow you to run the latest version of DLSS in your game without waiting for the developers to do so instead.
TechPowerUp offers all DLSS versions available for download, from original version 1.0.0 to 2.2.10. It is not immediately clear where the files came from, but TPU claims to have “manually verified” the files to reduce the risk of malware.
In DLSS supported games, the DLSS file is located in your game directory called “nvngx_dlss.dll”. All you need to do is download the latest version of the DLSS client library from TechPowerUp and then replace the current DLSS .dll file with the new one.
Your old and new DLSS .dll files will have the exact same name, so make sure you don’t go wrong. An easy way to differentiate the two is the file size which will be larger with newer versions of DLSS.
Just be aware that if you are using a launcher to play your games, the launcher will most likely delete and replace the new DLSS file with the original one your game came with if you update the game or repair it. So every time you update your game, you will need to reinstall the latest DLSS .dll file.
I have installed the latest version 2.2.10 DLSS in three games supported by DLSS 2.0 so far, Ghostrunner, Control, and Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. All three games performed the updated DLSS version perfectly, with no issues or issues to speak of.
However, DLSS 1.0 titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Battlefield V do not support this feature, unfortunately. If you try to install DLSS 2.0 (or higher) .dll files in these games, DLSS will be disabled.
It’s great to see easy DLSS updates for titles supported by DLSS 2.0. Each DLSS update brings better optimization and image improvements and is constantly updated.