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Star Wars Battlefront 'real life' mod is breathtakingly beautiful

Should've sent a poet...

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Star Wars Battlefront is already a great-looking game, but this "real life" mod from YouTuber Jack "jackfrags" Mason turns up the graphics knob to 11 for three and a half minutes of the best (most?) graphics you'll see this year.

The clip features Battlefront running at 60 frames per second in 4K resolution, so you won't be able to experience its full majesty unless you're using a 4K monitor (and have a beefy internet connection to stream the high-bitrate video). While the footage is stunning on its own, the backing track — Maxence Cyrin's serene piano cover of Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" — adds to the atmosphere.

According to the video's description, jackfrags used a "modified version of SweetFX" to make Battlefront look like this. SweetFX is a set of post-processing shader effects like specialized anti-aliasing and sharpening.

For more on Star Wars Battlefrontread our review.