MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Adds NVIDIA DLSS 2.0

By Andrew Burnes on March 23, 2020 | Featured Stories NVIDIA Ansel NVIDIA DLSS

Power up your PCs, download and install our newest Game Ready Driver, and jump start MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to snag a new game update that adds NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, a new and improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates and generates beautiful, sharp images for your games.


If you’re unfamiliar with MechWarrior 5, the year is 3015 and humanity has colonised thousands of systems across a vast region of space, splintered by centuries of conflict. The battlefields of the future are dominated by MechWarriors, elite pilots of giant stompy BattleMechs. Via a story-based campaign, randomly generated instant action missions, and co-op, you’ll strap into these BattleMechs and blast opposing forces to smithereens.

DLSS 2.0: A Big Leap in AI Rendering

NVIDIA DLSS is an AI-powered super resolution technology that dramatically boosts frame rates and generates beautiful, sharp images for your games. Powered by dedicated AI processors on GeForce RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 brings significant improvements to the technique, giving GeForce RTX gamers performance headroom to maximise graphics settings and increase output resolutions. To learn more, check out our dedicated NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 article.

In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, DLSS 2.0 improves performance from 30% up to 75% using the “Quality” mode, all while maintaining -and in some cases even improving- image quality.

“NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 basically gives our players a free performance boost, without sacrificing image quality” said Russ Bullock, President at Piranha Games. “It was also super easy to implement with NVIDIA’s new SDK, so it was a no brainer for us to add it to MechWarrior 5.”

In terms of fidelity, DLSS 2.0’s Quality Mode in MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries maintains comparable image quality to native resolution, while improving upon it in certain cases. Let’s check out a few examples: 

In the comparison above, captured at 1440p using Quality mode, DLSS adds sharp detail to the intricate parts of the ‘mech, showing the wear and tear. In addition, DLSS also stabilises the cyclone fencing on top of the building, for better fidelity during gameplay.

In this example, captured at 1080p with Quality Mode, DLSS maintains sharp, clear image quality while boosting frame rates. Note the fine line details on the barn and the increased fidelity of the fields of grain.

And finally, in this example captured at 1080p using Quality mode, DLSS restores the guard railing at the top of the wall, and sharpens smaller details both on the wall and the areas on either side of the gate.

For news on upcoming integrations of DLSS 2.0, including a new patch that brings the latest version of DLSS to Control, stay tuned to

Capture Custom Screenshots With NVIDIA Ansel

In the single-player campaign and Instant Action, NVIDIA Ansel enables players to capture unique screenshots from custom angles, with filters and other tweaks applied. Press Alt+F2, snap, and upload to ShotWithGeForce and other sites with just a few clicks.

With Ansel’s many features and functions, you can create wildly different looks for your screenshots, unlocking your creativity and inner photographer.

If you build something beautiful, be sure to tag @NVIDIAGeForce on social media, and we may feature you on our feeds.

For the latest updates and announcements regarding ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS 2.0, and other exciting visual technologies stay tuned to