Some reviews have already started to pour in for the newest World War II shooter, Battlefield V. The game doesn’t launch until November 20. But that doesn’t mean companies like Nvidia are going to wait until post-launch in order to roll out drivers in support. …Right?
The Amazing Ray Tracing
Nvidia is usually first in line when it comes to supporting its line of GPUs. The GeForce software suite is constantly updated when new software and hardware becomes available. Although cards like the RTX 2080 Ti will see drivers available for ray tracing in games like Battlefield V, it looks like further implementation from EA is still needed.
In a release obtained by VentureBeat, it at least seems promising for owners of their shiny new GPU.
Battlefield V early access started on November 9 for Origin Access and Origin Access Premier users. NVIDIA, EA, and DICE have announced that a first release of DXR real-time ray tracing in Battlefield V will be available in an upcoming patch, near the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition release window.
The Cart Before The Horse
An upcoming patch for Battlefield V will allow full use of the RTX card’s capabilities. That means that, though you can download and update the drivers for your card, the features won’t be available until EA moves. This is surprising considering how previous drivers were made available for games at launch. The most recent instance of those was, of course, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It does, however, look like EA will at least patch the game within the launch window. But while EA is using the deluxe edition launch as a time stamp as to when the support will come, it’s still a very vague indication.
Battlefield V will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 20. If you’re curious about how it performed on a GPU prior to the RTX generation of cards, then check out our performance review.