NieR: Automata Steam update launches this week

The previously promised update for NieR: Automata on Steam is finally launching on July 15th, Square Enix has announced.

According to the patch notes, this update will introduce a Borderless mode, add support for Fidelity FX, make adjustments to anti-aliasing, and improve the bit rate of cutscenes and make them play at 60 FPS. Additionally, 4K support has been added for around 270 icons, backdrops, and UI elements.

Read the patch notes below:


  • Borderless video settings have been implemented.
  • A Fidelity FX CAS feature has been added.
  • The system will now detect whether HDR has been activated in the Windows display settings, and automatically boot the game in HDR mode if it has.
  • Adjustments to the anti-aliasing functionality
  • Approximately 270 UI textures for icons, backdrops and UI elements etc. now support 4K resolutions.
  • The bit rate has been improved and all pre-rendered cut scenes adjusted, so they will now play in 60FPS and display in the correct aspect ratio without stretching the picture.
  • A new “Global illumination” feature has been implemented. This can be set to three different levels; High, Medium or Low.
  • The rendering targets for ambient occlusion and bloom effects have been changed to dynamic resolution based on the game’s resolution.

Bug fixes

  • It is now possible to switch between recently selected display modes for screenshots, such as between full screen and windowed mode or between borderless and windowed mode, by pushing the Alt + Enter keys together.
  • The mouse cursor is no longer displayed when using a game pad controller.
  • The frame rate has been stabilized at 60FPS under default settings.
  • Other stability related fixes have also been implemented.

NieR: Automata is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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