Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.62 Rolls Out Today, Brings Ray Tracing: Overdrive and more
High-End PCs Get a Taste of Fully Ray-Traced Gaming with the Latest Cyberpunk 2077 Update.
The latest patch for Cyberpunk 2077, version 1.62, is being rolled out on PC, bringing a groundbreaking technology preview of Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode. This cutting-edge feature, developed in collaboration with NVIDIA, is exclusively available for high-end PCs with the most powerful hardware.
Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode offers a fully ray-traced, or path-traced, rendering mode that pushes the boundaries of gaming technology. As this is a fundamentally new approach, the developers have chosen to call it a “Technology Preview” due to the potential for initial issues. Despite these possible imperfections, the team is dedicated to improving the feature and working towards a more refined future version.
Currently, Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode has only supported on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series (4070 Ti and up) graphics cards and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 for 1080p at 30 fps. The feature is GPU intensive and, as such, is set to “off” by default.
As noted by CD Projekt Red, aside from the Overdrive mode, this is what else is arriving:
- 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). In the Ray Tracing section, you can enable Path Tracing for Photo Mode in Settings > Graphics.
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.