On Tuesday, CD Projekt Crimson rolled out patch 1.62 for Cyberpunk 2077, bringing Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode to the lots. Nicely, the lots with significantly 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 Crimson explains, Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode is a brand new, totally ray-traced rendering mode (aka path tracing) for Cyberpunk 2077. Mainly, it enhances the entire lighting results to make them look much more real looking. Each gentle supply can forged lively shadows, and the sunshine itself can bounce a number of occasions between completely different surfaces.
You possibly can 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 up to now, we all know it’s not going to be excellent from the beginning and gamers may expertise some points – that’s why we’ve determined to name it a “Know-how Preview,”” the developer explains in a weblog publish about patch 1.62. “This can be a imaginative and prescient of the long run that we need to share, and we’re dedicated to proceed engaged on and bettering this function.”
When you have a supported graphics card and also you need 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’ll want to replace your NVIDIA Sport Prepared Driver to at the very least model 531.41.
Even when your laptop can’t deal with the brand new rendering mode, you may nonetheless have the ability to take path-traced screenshots in Picture Mode. In case your graphics card has at the very least 8GB of VRAM, you possibly can allow Path Tracing for Picture Mode in Settings > Graphics within the Ray Tracing part.