CD Projekt RED has now released Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.62 on PC today. This will finally bring new visual technology to the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.62 on PC Introduces Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.62 is now being rolled out on PC and will finally bring the technology preview of Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode for high-end PCs. Just like how it was introduced in a trailer previously, this is a completely new, fully ray-traced, aka path-traced, rendering mode to the game with this latest patch. CDPR is working together with Nvidia to make this possible.
The studio does note from the start that this is new and fundamentally different from what everyone has been using so far and it is not going to be perfect so there will be some issues. This is the reason that they are currently calling it a Technology Preview.
Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode Requirements
This technology preview of Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode is currently supported on Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series (4070 Ti and up) graphics cards. It can also work on GeForce RTX 3090 but with a downgrade of 1080p, 30fps. Since this requires the highest-performing hardware available to run it properly, Ray Tracing Overdrive will be set to “off” by default.
The other ray-tracing-capable PC graphics cards with at least 8GB VRAM can at least use the option to render path-traced screenshots in Photo Mode with this new update.
Check out the short patch notes for Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.62 below:
- Path Tracing: Technology Preview
Added a Ray Tracing: Overdrive preset which includes the Path Tracing technology. You can enable the Ray Tracing: Overdrive preset in Settings > Graphics > Quick Preset, or just Path Tracing separately in Settings > Graphics in the Ray Tracing section.
Additionally, we included an option to render path-traced screenshots in Photo Mode for other Ray-Tracing-capable graphics cards with at least 8GB VRAM. If your graphics card has more than 8GB VRAM and this option is still greyed out, it means you need to lower your in-game resolution. Note that the higher the resolution and the less powerful the GPU is, the longer it will take to take a screenshot (between a few seconds to several minutes). You can enable Path Tracing for Photo Mode in Settings > Graphics in the Ray Tracing section.
Added NVIDIA DLAA, an AI-based anti-aliasing mode designed to improve image quality. DLAA requires a NVIDIA RTX graphics card. It can be enabled in Settings > Graphics in the NVIDIA DLSS section.
- Intel XeSS
Added support for Intel Xe Super Sampling 1.1, an upscaling technology using machine learning to provide improved performance with high image quality. It can be enabled in Settings > Graphics in the Resolution Scaling section.
- Benchmark improvements
Improved the Benchmark to display more information in the results screen, including PC specs, GPU driver version and selected settings.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.