New Battlefield 5 Update to Improve DXR Ray Tracing Performance By Up To 50%

The upcoming update in Battefleid 5 is a major one and will bring improved ray tracing performance on PC. Nvidia and EA DICE have been busy working together to deliver the best possible real-time Ray Tracing performance.

Nvidia has revealed that they have a new ‘Game Ready’ driver which is going to optimize the performance further in Battlefield 5.

The most interesting thing is that Nvidia claims that this new update delivers up to 50% boost in ray tracing performance which is a big improvement.

Thanks to Nvidia and EA. Both have worked very closely to address all of the issues with Ray Tracing in Battlefield 5.

Nvidia says:

On December 4th, EA and Dice will deploy the Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture update, bringing gamers a new single-player War Story called The Last Tiger, a new multiplayer map called Panzerstorm, a Practice Range for players to hone their skills on, and a number of other gameplay enhancements.

In addition, Chapter 1 also includes DXR Ray Tracing optimizations, improving performance up to 50 percent, enabling GeForce RTX gamers to enjoy Battlefield V’s immersive real-time ray-traced reflections at over 60 FPS.

As we all know, The upcoming Tides of War update for Battlefield 5 has been delayed. So we will have to wait further to check out the real-time improvements with these new drivers.

Ray tracing is a major feature of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX graphics cards but it has not been very successful yet due to the high prices and poor performance issues while using DXR.

Well, if Nvidia manages to achieve what they are saying, this will definitely give a big boost to the Ray Tracing feature overall.

The following are the improvements you can expect from the upcoming update.

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti users will now be able to play at over 60 FPS at 2560×1440 with DXR Raytraced Reflections set to Ultra.
  • GeForce RTX 2080 users will be able to play at over 60 FPS at 2560×1440 with Medium DXR Raytraced Reflections.
  • GeForce RTX 2070 users will be able to play at over 60 FPS at 1920×1080 with Medium DXR Raytraced Reflections.

To explain the changes further, Nvidia has also shared a video with before and after update comparison. You can check out the video below.

Nvidia also mentions that this is just the beginning and they are going to continue their work with EA DICE to improve this technology further.

Unfortunately, EA DICE has delayed the upcoming Battlefield 5 update. The upcoming Battlefield 5 update was said to include Tides of War Chapter 1: Overture and fixes addressing most of the issues in the game.

DICE Tweeted yesterday saying that they have delayed the update due to some unknown issues.

The team has discovered an issue with the Battlefield Chapter 1: Overture update. Rather than create issues in the game, we’re holding the update for the time being. We don’t anticipate a long delay and we’ll be back with more news tomorrow or as soon as we have it.

Until then, keep checking our site to know about full patch notes and the release date of this upcoming update.

Luckily before this delay, DICE did reveal some patch notes of this upcoming update for Battlefield 5. The patch notes reveal that it’s a big update which adds a lot of new content to the game along with bug fixes and performance improvements.

It adds The Last Tiger War Story, a new map called Panzerstorm and a practice range mode to Battlefield 5. You can check out these Battlefield 5 patch notes here. 

We hope that DICE addresses these issues quickly so we can try out the new features and as well as the new Panzerstorm map in Battlefield 5 which looks amazing.