Cyberpunk 2077’s new Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode will be released on April 11 and adds full ray tracing, also known as path tracing, to the FPS/RPG. Unlike other techniques, the number of emissive sources is unlimited, giving all objects on the PC correct shadows, reflections and global lighting. Watch the video to see it in action.
You need pretty powerful hardware to run this. Nvidia recommends a GeForce RTX 40-series GPU (of course) and Nvidia DLSS 3. The result is ray tracing on almost everything from headlights and signs to streetlights, making scenes and people more realistically lit. The effect is so precise that even sunlight and reflections bounce off surfaces. Read more here.
Of course, if you don’t have the hardware, GeForce NOW Ultimate provides access to an RTX 4080-powered PC and Cyberpunk 2077 so you can experience the magic.
As for other updates for the game, CD Projekt RED has confirmed more details about its paid expansion Phantom Liberty in June. It will be released this year for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC.