Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.62 includes Ray Tracing Overdrive Mode that will fry your outdated GPU

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.62 includes Ray Tracing Overdrive Mode that will fry your outdated GPU
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CD Projekt Red has released their latest batch of Cyberpunk 2077 patch notes that apparently includes a “technology preview” of their Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode feature for high-end PCs. As you may have gathered from its name, this will take full advantage of an advanced rig’s capabilities by showcasing the dystopian, open world game in all its futuristic glory.

For those that plan on making use of this particular feature, we’ll be giving you a look at the rest of the patch notes included with the update so you know what to expect once it’s installed. So with that said, let’s get right into it.

Cyberpunk 2077 v1.62 patch notes

As mentioned before, the Cyberpunk 2077 v1.62 patch notes mainly centers on the new Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode feature that CD Projekt Red recently introduced. However, there are also a few minor changes to some of the game’s display settings that may provide improved performance if you make use of them.

If you want to check out the entire list of patch notes, then you’ll be able to do so 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. To make sure Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode works correctly on your PC, update your NVIDIA Game Ready Driver to version 531.41 at minimum.
  • 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.

DLAA

  • Added NVIDIA DLAA, an AI-based anti-aliasing mode designed to improve image quality. DLAA requires a NVIDIA RTX graphics card. You can enable it 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. You can enable it 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.

As always, you can also read about the latest update through Cyberpunk 2077’s official website. Although this isn’t exactly a significant patch in terms of gameplay, we should be getting more news soon on the upcoming Phantom Liberty update as the marketing campaign for the DLC will reportedly ramp up in June.

In the meantime, you can check out our Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty predicted release date so that you know when to expect its launch. Alternatively, you can also read about the game’s main story mission list if you’re looking to relive some of the story’s iconic moments.

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