On Tuesday, CD Projekt Purple rolled out patch 1.62 for Cyberpunk 2077, bringing Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode to the lots. Effectively, the lots with critically highly effective computer systems, anyway. At present, the brand new graphics preset is just supported by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Sequence (4070 Ti and up) graphics playing cards. You can too play it on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, however solely at 1080p and 30FPS. In case your graphics card isn’t as much as snuff, you’re out of luck.
What’s Cyberpunk 2077’s RT: Overdrive Mode?
As CD Projekt Purple explains, Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode is a brand new, totally ray-traced rendering mode (aka path tracing) for Cyberpunk 2077. Mainly, it enhances all the lighting results to make them look much more life like. Each mild supply can solid energetic shadows, and the sunshine itself can bounce a number of instances between completely different surfaces.
You’ll be able to see path tracing in motion within the demo video from NVIDIA under:
“Nonetheless, as a result of it’s so new and basically completely different from what we’ve been utilizing to date, we all know it’s not going to be good from the beginning and gamers would possibly expertise some points – that’s why we’ve determined to name it a “Expertise Preview,”” the developer explains in a weblog submit about patch 1.62. “This can be a imaginative and prescient of the longer term that we wish to share, and we’re dedicated to proceed engaged on and bettering this function.”
You probably have a supported graphics card and also you wish to allow the brand new mode, go to Settings > Graphics > Fast Preset and select Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode. You can too simply allow Path Tracing underneath the Ray Tracing part in Settings > Graphics.
Additionally, you should definitely replace your NVIDIA Recreation Prepared Driver to at the least model 531.41.
Even when your laptop can’t deal with the brand new rendering mode, you would possibly nonetheless be capable of take path-traced screenshots in Photograph Mode. In case your graphics card has at the least 8GB of VRAM, you possibly can allow Path Tracing for Photograph Mode in Settings > Graphics within the Ray Tracing part.