Alan Wake 2: Night Springs Out Now With Full Ray Tracing & DLSS 3.5 With Ray Reconstruction (2024)

By Andrew Burnes on June 11, 2024 | Featured Stories Frame Generation GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA DLSS NVIDIA RTX Ray Reconstruction Ray Tracing

More than 500 games and applications feature RTX technologies, and each week new games integrating NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and advanced ray-traced effects are released or announced, delivering the definitive PC experience for GeForce RTX players.

This week, we’ve got a ton of DLSS news. Alan Wake 2: Night Springs is out now with full ray tracing and DLSS 3.5, Black Myth: Wukong is launching August 20th with full ray tracing and DLSS 3.5, and there’s a new gameplay trailer from Star Wars™ Outlaws, which launches August 30th with ray tracing and DLSS 3.5.

Also, Pax Dei enters Early Access on June 18th with DLSS 3, The First Descendant launches July 2nd with DLSS 3, and a Dragon's Dogma 2 game update has introduced support for DLSS 3.

Additionally, the Final Fantasy XIV Online: Dawntrail benchmark, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game, and Soulmask are all available now with day-one DLSS 2 support.

Learn more about each integration of our experience-enhancing technologies below. But first…

#GeForceSummer of RTX Is Back! Win GPUs, PCs, Laptops, Monitors & More!

The #GeForceSummer of RTX is back, and we’re taking a prize-filled journey to celebrate the best of PC gaming with our community, past, present, and future. Celebrate the best PC gaming moments and anticipated #RTXOn games like Black Myth: Wukong, Pax Dei, Star Wars™ Outlaws, and more. Join in as we witness the biggest announcements from this summer’s gaming shows. And of course, interact with our social media posts using #GeForceSummer to win great GeForce prizes, including GeForce RTX GPUs, sleeper PC builds, RTX laptops, G-Sync gaming monitors, backplates, keycaps, posters, and more!

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  1. Follow our social channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Twitch
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See the full Terms and Conditions for the #GeForceSummer of RTX sweepstakes here, and contests here.

Now, onto the news about new RTX game releases, which play best on GeForce RTX 40 Series PCs and laptops, and word of new updates that introduce support for our industry-leading RTX technologies.

Alan Wake 2: Night Springs Expansion Available Now

Night Springs, a new expansion for Remedy Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Alan Wake 2 is now available to download and play. Alan Wake is trying to find a way out of the endless loops of the Dark Place by penning new scripts for a TV show he once wrote for: Night Springs.

Play as several characters from the world of Alan Wake and experience the familiar turned strange in multiple self-contained episodes.

By playing on a GeForce RTX 40 Series PC, you’ll receive the definitive experience in Alan Wake 2 and the new Night Springs expansion. Crank fidelity and immersion to 11 with fully ray-traced visuals, further refined by DLSS Ray Reconstruction. Play at over 80 frames per second at 4K thanks to our AI-powered DLSS Super Resolution and Frame Generation technologies. And maximize responsiveness with NVIDIA Reflex.

With our suite of exclusive, industry-leading technologies working in concert with the unbeatable performance of GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, Alan Wake 2 is one of the most immersive and detailed games released to date, taking its storytelling and atmosphere to new heights. Learn more here.

If you’re unafraid of spoilers, check out the video below, showing Alan Wake 2: Night Springs running on a GeForce RTX 4090 with every setting maxed out, full ray tracing enabled, and DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction refining image quality while multiplying performance by up to 4.5X:

Alan Wake 2: Night Springs is available now from the Epic Games Store.

Black Myth: Wukong CG Trailer Released

Based on the well-known Monkey King mythology, and the 16th Century Journey To The West novel, the Unreal Engine 5-powered Black Myth: Wukong is at the top of many people’s wish lists thanks to the release of jaw-dropping trailers in recent years.

To take Black Myth: Wukong to the next level, developer Game Science has upgraded the game with Full Ray Tracing, which will be enhanced by NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction on GeForce RTX PCs, giving GeForce gamers the definitive experience in this eagerly anticipated game.

A new CG trailer confirms that Black Myth: Wukong is launching August 20th, with pre-orders now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Pax Dei, Featuring DLSS 3 & Reflex, Enters Early Access June 18th

Social sandbox MMO Pax Dei will enter Early Access on June 18th. Mainframe Industries, creators of the game, along with their co-publishing partners New Tales, are inviting players to take part in the journey of making a living, breathing virtual world they can inhabit for years to come.

Enter a world where myths are real, ghosts exist, and magic is unquestioned. Define your own goals and challenges. Immerse yourself along with thousands of other players as you explore the land, build your home, forge your reputation, and craft your own stories.

Pax Dei launches into Early Access on June 18th with day-one support for NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex, ensuring GeForce RTX gamers receive the best possible experience from the second this highly anticipated title launches.

DLSS Super Resolution will enable all GeForce RTX users to accelerate frame rates, while DLSS Frame Generation gives GeForce RTX 40 Series users the power of frame rate multiplication, for even faster performance.

And with NVIDIA Reflex, GeForce gamers can reduce PC latency, making gameplay even more responsive.

Since its debut in September 2020, NVIDIA Reflex has reduced system latency in over 100 games, and over 90% of GeForce gamers have enabled Reflex. 9 of the top 10 competitive shooters feature Reflex support, along with critically acclaimed co-op and single-player games - in 2023 alone, GeForce gamers played over 10 billion hours of their favorite titles with increased responsiveness thanks to Reflex’s innovative system latency reducing technology.

On GeForce RTX 40 Series desktop graphics cards, activating DLSS 3 multiples frame rates by an average of 3X at 4K. That enables owners of the GeForce RTX 4070, and faster cards, to play Pax Dei at its very best at over 70 frames per second. And for owners of the fastest cards, they can play at up to 145 frames per second.

At 2560x1440, at 2.3X average performance multiplier gives many GeForce RTX 40 Series gamers the performance to play at over 100 frames per second:

And at 1920x1080, a 2.2X average performance boost enables every GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU to surpass 80 frames per second, and many others to exceed 120 frames per second. And the GeForce RTX 4090, the world’s fastest consumer graphics card, hits 230 frames per second.

To ensure your system is optimized and performant when Pax Dei enters Early Access on June 18th, download and install our Pax Dei GeForce Game Ready Driver from, GeForce Experience, or the NVIDIA app beta.

Star Wars™ Outlaws: New Gameplay Showcase Released

The highly anticipated Star Wars™ Outlaws invites players to experience the Star Wars galaxy like never before, through an original story set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.

As the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the final defeat of the Rebel Alliance, the criminal underworld thrives. Fans will play as cunning scoundrel Kay Vess and her loyal companion Nix, as they attempt one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Seeking the means to start a new life, players will join Kay and Nix as they fight, steal, and outwit their way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates and join the galaxy’s most wanted.

A new gameplay showcase and artwork give eager players a new look at the game ahead of its late August release - check them out below.

In the video, Kay gathers intel about an expert to help improve her blaster skills on Tatooine. As she travels through space from the asteroid field in Akiva's orbit on her ship, the Trailblazer, we see her come to the aid of a Pyke Syndicate freighter under attack by pirate starfighters; the Pykes are grateful for her assistance, and Kay’s reputation with the syndicate grows and may open up further opportunities with them in the future.

Once on Tatooine, Kay enters a planet where most of the economy is under the control of a different syndicate: the Hutt Cartel. She explores Mos Eisley, the legendary hive of scum and villainy, in search of the expert. Karlson says creating Mos Eisley was a highlight for the development team: “Recreating this iconic city is a dream come true for our teams, allowing us to show parts of Mos Eisley you've never seen before.”

Kay's intel leads to a Hutt Cartel storehouse located in the southern hills; unfortunately, she has a poor reputation with the Hutts. They won’t simply let her through the front door – she’ll need to infiltrate the area without triggering the alarm or risk getting into a confrontation. Kay succeeds and finds information on the location of the expert, but now she needs to make her escape, leading her into a shootout before fleeing the scene. At the end of the video, Kay finally meets with the expert, Sherriff Quint.

The PC version of Star Wars™ Outlaws, when played on a GeForce RTX PC or laptop, will include support for NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction, NVIDIA Reflex, ray-traced reflections, ray-traced shadows, NVIDIA RTX Direct Illumination (RTXDI), and ray-traced global illumination. These technologies deliver the fastest levels of performance possible, even more responsive gameplay, and incredibly immersive visuals.

Watch our new Star Wars™ Outlaws trailer below for a first look at DLSS 3.5, Ray Reconstruction and RTXDI, and head here to learn more about these technologies.

Star Wars™ Outlaws will be available on August 30th, with Gold and Ultimate Edition owners being able to participate in early access on August 27th. Pre-order now on the Ubisoft Store.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 DLSS 3 Update Out Now

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is Capcom’s critically acclaimed single player, narrative driven action-RPG that challenges the players to choose their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen, their vocation, their party, how to approach different situations and more.

A new game update out now enables GeForce RTX gamers to further enhance their Dragon’s Dogma 2 experience, significantly accelerating frame rates on GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs with DLSS Frame Generation. This comes in addition to increased performance on other GeForce RTX GPUs with DLSS Super Resolution, and reducing system latency with Reflex, for more responsive gameplay.

The First Descendant Launches July 2nd With DLSS 3

The First Descendant is a free, third-person cooperative action-RPG shooter powered by Unreal Engine 5. Experience the fun of strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op, using an extensive range of unique characters, with exciting gunplay, and looting. Battle through the engrossing story, and tackle World Missions against huge bosses. Check out the new gameplay trailer from Summer Game Fest 2024.

The First Descendant is launching July 2nd featuring DLSS 3, multiplying performance for GeForce RTX 40 Series gamers, and accelerating frame rates for all other GeForce RTX players via DLSS 2. Wishlist now and be one of the first to play.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online: Dawntrail Benchmark Available Now, Featuring DLSS 2

The FINAL FANTASY™ XIV Online: Dawntrail official benchmark is now available to download, and includes the ability to accelerate your performance using DLSS 2. Featuring new in-game areas, enemies and more, the benchmark showcases the exciting additions included with the Dawntrail expansion and FINAL FANTASY XIV Online’s first graphical update, which launches alongside the expansion on July 2nd.

The new benchmark gives players a chance to test their computer’s ability to run FINAL FANTASY™ XIV Online: Dawntrail, and if necessary upgrade to ensure a high frame rate, high fidelity experience. If you’re using a GeForce RTX PC or laptop, go to Settings > Graphics Settings 1 > Graphics Upscaling and enable NVIDIA DLSS to accelerate your performance without compromising image quality.

The benchmark also offers users the ability to create a character, or import an existing one, to be featured in the benchmark’s real-time cutscenes. In addition to the existing playable races, users will be able to create a female Hrothgar, a new playable race debuting alongside Dawntrail. Best of all, created characters can be saved for use in Dawntrail when it launches July 2nd (pre-ordering at select retailers grants Early Access to Dawntrail, beginning Friday June 28th).

Learn more about the benchmark and its PC ranking system here, and jump into FINAL FANTASY XIV Online today via a free trial that enables you to play up to level 70, for free, with no restrictions on playtime.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game Out Now With DLSS 2

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game (Co-developed by Teravision Games and IllFonic, Inc., Published by IllFonic, Publishing) is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror based on the iconic MGM ‘80s film. In the battle between Killer Klowns and citizens of Crescent Cove, team up and use your wits to harvest humans or save them from the alien invasion!

Take on the role of the iconic Killer Klowns – cooperate in a team of three players, utilize unworldly abilities, hunt humans with zany weapons, and plan your alien invasion to harvest the population of Crescent Cove successfully. Or fight back as a team of seven brave citizens of Crescent Cove – explore the city for valuable loot and weapons, avoid getting captured by Klowns, and try to survive the alien invasion.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game is out now. Play on a GeForce RTX PC or laptop and you can activate DLSS 2, accelerating performance during your fight to the death in the new asymmetrical multiplayer horror game.

Soulmask Available Now With DLSS 2

CampFire Studio and Qooland Games' Soulmask is a sandbox game that prioritizes an authentic survival experience. As the "last one" blessed with the mysterious mask, players will grapple for survival in a primitive land steeped in mysterious faiths, carving out a path to ascendance. Start from nothing, explore, build, recruit tribesmen to fortify your clan, and ultimately unravel the mysterious truths hidden behind the civilizations of this world.

Play Soulmask on a GeForce RTX PC or laptop and you can activate DLSS 2, accelerating performance in the new open-world, survival crafting sandbox game that’s out now.

Check Back Soon For Even More RTX Games

There are even more DLSS integrations arriving soon for a whole host of games. Return regularly for a rundown of the next DLSS and RTX titles, and head here to see the full list of over 500 RTX-enhanced games and apps.

About Star Wars Outlaws

With development led by Massive Entertainment, Star Wars Outlaws will invite players to experience the Star Wars galaxy like never before through an original story set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™. As the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the final defeat of the Rebel Alliance, the criminal underworld thrives. Fans will play as cunning scoundrel Kay Vess and her loyal companion Nix, as they attempt one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Seeking the means to start a new life, players will join Kay and Nix as they fight, steal, and outwit their way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates and join the galaxy’s most wanted.

Kay and Nix can turn any situation to their advantage: use stealth and gadgets to gain the upper hand, use Nix to distract and draw away enemies, or engage in blaster combat in tense situations throughout their journey. In order to pull off the ultimate heist, Kay and Nix will search for and join forces with a cast of outlaws, including battle-hardened droid ND-5. While stealing valuable goods, infiltrating secret locations, and outwitting enemies, they will need to carefully consider how their choices affect their status with each syndicate, as each move will influence Kay’s ever-changing reputation.

Alan Wake 2: Night Springs Out Now With Full Ray Tracing & DLSS 3.5 With Ray Reconstruction (2024)


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