In context: Whereas avid gamers are patiently ready for additional particulars concerning the not too long ago introduced Shadow of the Erdtree enlargement, Elden Ring developer FromSoftware has simply launched a brand new patch bringing ray tracing results and plenty of steadiness changes to its award-winning action-RPG.
The much-awaited ray tracing replace for Elden Ring is lastly right here, as Japanese developer FromSoftware has launched patch 1.09 on all supported platforms. The brand new lighting results are solely accessible on current gaming consoles (PS5, Xbox Sequence X) and PC, FromSoftware stated, and customers can count on a major impression on the sport’s efficiency as assist for upscaling algorithms is not accessible but.
The brand new ray tracing characteristic could be enabled within the Settings menu, and early tests are confirming that the efficiency impression is certainly fairly noticeable. Regardless of the steep FPS drop, ray tracing illumination appears to be very restricted (with no ray traced reflections) whereas the general impact on graphics constancy could be very delicate. The ray tracing replace weighs 200 megabytes on PC and 5 gigabytes on PS5, possible resulting from precompiled shaders included within the console launch.
Regardless of the uninspiring outcomes, ray tracing results are asking for brand spanking new minimal and beneficial system necessities as listed within the patch 1.09 notes. To get a (barely) higher illumination in 1080p (Low high quality, Low Ray Tracing), gamers want a Core i5-10600K or Ryzen 5 3600XT CPU, 16GB of RAM and a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB or Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB. Advisable specs for high-quality ray tracing in 1080p embrace Home windows 11, a Core i7-10700K or Ryzen 7 3800XT, and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB or Radeon RX 6900 XT 16 GB.
ELDEN RING replace 1.09 is now accessible.
Full patch notes could be considered right here: https://t.co/Su9mOtjsXj
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Improved graphics apart, patch 1.09 additionally brings an enormous quantity of steadiness changes to Elden Ring gameplay, weapons, abilities and spells. A few of these steadiness tweaks are only for PvP games, the place they primarily lower the effectiveness of sure abilities and spells, however don’t have an effect on single participant or co-op video games. Moreover, the builders are nonetheless fixing bugs and bringing “a number of efficiency enhancements” on all supported platforms.
After profitable large at the Game Awards occasion in 2022, Elden Ring additionally led on the twenty third Annual Sport Developer Selection Awards. The poster little one of the Soulsborne components introduced FromSoftware three more awards within the peer-based occasion held in San Francisco, profitable within the Greatest Visible Artwork, Greatest Design, and Sport of the Yr classes.
Throughout the aforementioned Sport Awards, Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated his staff was nonetheless working arduous to deliver new tales, experiences and cryptic in-game conversations to the Lands Between. Shadow of the Erdtree is the not too long ago introduced first enlargement for Elden Ring, though no additional particulars are supplied aside from paintings depicting demigod Miquella driving in a spectral, decaying atmosphere.