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How to Enable DSR Support in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Make use of that GPU headroom.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is one of the most technically impressive games of all time and makes excellent use of Unreal Engine 5. It’s surprisingly well-optimized too but doesn’t have the most detailed settings lacking post-processing toggles, and downsampling support. If you want to enable DSR in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, here is how you can do that externally.

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Enable DSR Support in Hellblade 2

To enable DSR support in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, you can either manually set the resolution of your desktop to your target resolution, or automate the process using AutoActions.

In my case, I have a 1080p monitor, but thanks to NVIDIA’s DSR support, I have set up a few higher-resolution DSR factors to make use of DLDSR. Sadly, none of the higher resolutions are available in the in-game menu, and it maxes out at 1080p.

Change Desktop Resolution

This is a simple tweak, and all you need to do is change the desktop resolution to a higher value you intend on choosing in-game. For example, if you want to play at 4K, set your desktop resolution to 3840 x 2160.

  • Right-click on your desktop, and select Display settings
  • Change the resolution to your desired target under Scale and layout

After following these steps, the higher resolutions will show up in the in-game settings.

However, this method has a few caveats. First, you’ll have to manually change the resolution every single time, as well as the refresh rate. For instance, my monitor has a refresh rate of 165 Hz, but changing the resolution 4K defaults it to 60 Hz, and I have to change it every single time. That’s why we recommend the automated method, which we’ll explain below.

Use AutoActions

AutoActions is an open-source free automation tool that allows you to create profiles that change resolution, framerate, HDR, and even color depth upon launching and closing an application.

It’s very easy to set up, and I’ll explain the steps below.

  • Head over to the following GitHub link, and download the latest release (click on Release_AutoActions_1.9.19_x64.zip)
  • Extract the file and open AutoActions.exe
  • Click on the Profiles tab, and select Profile 1
  • Under Actions, click the + bar next to “Application started actions
  • Select “Display action” in the dropdown, and use the following settings. As an example, we have used values for a max resolution of 4K and 165h Hz. You can use whatever you want.
  • Click OK
  • Now, click the + bar next to “Application closed actions
  • Select “Display action” in the dropdown, and use the following settings
  • Click OK

Now that we have created a profile, we can force Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 to use it.

  • Select the “Applications” tab, and click on the + icon at the bottom left.
  • Click on “Choose application” in the next window, and locate the Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 executable (Hellblade2-Win64-Shipping.exe)
Senua's Saga Hellblade II\Hellblade2\Binaries\Win64
  • Select Open
  • In the Applications tab, you’ll see the Hellblade 2 executable. Select Profile 1 in the dropdown, and that’s it.

After you’re done setting up the profile, minimize AutoActions, and launch Senau’s Saga Hellblade 2. The tool will automatically change the resolution to your desired value, as well as the refresh rate.

When you close the game, AutoActions will once again change the resolution and framerate to the default ones you’ve set as a parameter.

If you want to further customize your experience, you can disable both chromatic aberration and film grain, and remove the letterboxing effect entirely.

We hope the developers add an option to enable DSR/VSR from the in-game settings in a future patch so players can avoid the processes mentioned above entirely.

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Ali Hashmi
Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.