The release of the hugely-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot is soon upon us, and in typical fashion, NVIDIA wasted no time in getting a supported Game Ready driver out the door. You can grab version 440.97 over at the official GeForce driver download page. If Modern Warfare isn’t on your radar but The Outer Worlds is, you’ll still want to grab the latest driver, since it also includes optimizations for that title.
Modern Warfare is hyped more than the usual CoD, largely because it returns players to one of the most memorable FPS series, taking place in a modern setting with all of the weaponry and environments to come along with the time period. Of particular interest is the return of Specs Ops mode, which allows multiple players to work together to get through the campaign or special missions. The survival mode which has been available in the past is being made exclusive to PlayStation gamers for an entire year, but the rest of the Specs Ops mode remains intact on the PC.
NVIDIA is pushing the new Modern Warfare hard, and it’s for good reason. The company’s RTX ray tracing technologies are featured in the game, marking this as one of the biggest RTX wins NVIDIA has had since the technology’s introduction last year. First-person shooters are perfect candidates for advanced lighting, and we can only imagine how cool some of the environments are going to feel in that mode (assuming the implementation lives up to its full potential).
We’ll benchmark the game in time, but NVIDIA has some baseline guidance to offer you. If you want to run the game at 4K/60 with ray tracing, you’ll need at least an RTX 2080 SUPER. If you’re a competitive gamer wanting to hit 1080/144Hz, the GTX 1080 or RTX 2070 SUPER will serve the purpose well. As for “Recommended” with ray tracing at 1080p, that will require at least an RTX 2060 – so all in all, not too bad of requirements.
You can read more on what NVIDIA has to say about the latest driver right here, or click the link at the top of the post to go straight to the driver page.
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