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Game: ICARUS
Content Type: Gaming Guides


For some reason, ICARUS renders shadows in a way that causes flickering for many users. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to fix this:

  1. Open the settings menu.
  2. Go to the Display tab (this is the first settings tab open by default).
  3. Find the NVIDIA DLSS section.
  4. Click the drop-down list, and select “OFF”.
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That should do it! Turning DLSS mode off does seem to cause some performance issues for some users — DLSS is a performance-boosting feature — so you may need to tweak your graphical settings further once you turn off DLSS.

It’s also important to note that selecting new “Overall” graphical settings can sometimes reset the DLSS mode, so don’t be surprised if the flickering shadows make a return while you’re messing with settings; if this happens, double-check that DLSS is still disabled.


We hope this fixed your problem with flickering shadows in ICARUS! If you have any further issues, or if you’ve found a better way to fix the shadow problem, please let us know in the comments.

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Korinthex
Korinthex
1 month ago

Hi there, I figured this out myself yesterday before the patch. After some time i realised i had to turn of dlss. ALL GOOD. today patch comes out , i start my game and the flickering shadows are back. DLSS is still turned off ? WTF

Logan Miller
Logan Miller
1 month ago

This did not solve my flickering shadows 🙁

Cody Maston
Cody Maston
Reply to  DanielD
1 month ago

so I have the same issue and all of the settings tweaks did not fix the shadow flickering issue. However I did notice turning the field of view down reduces it but it makes it very unplayable playing at that field of view. It also only happens to me in dx11 but DX12 is too unstable to play. Hope this gets fixed soon

dino
dino
Reply to  Cody Maston
1 month ago

This helped me also, thanks! It’s still something weird with shadows, at 100, and they completely brake >100 fov

Korinthex
Korinthex
Reply to  DanielD
1 month ago

For some weird reason this has improved it! But there is still something going on with the shadows

Noboday
Noboday
1 month ago

Exactly what i did yesterday and it fixed my flickering shadow that were insane, in daylight, tree and everything was destroying my eyes

bob
bob
Reply to  Noboday
1 month ago

im facing the same problem

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