Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Launches with GeForce RTX Support
Modern Warfare Is Even More Modern Now
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has launched today – and no, you haven’t traveled back to 2007. This is not Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare; this is a new game for 2019, with modern features like real-time ray tracing support for NVIDIA users. And for this game NVIDIA isn’t just advertising “RTX:ON”, they are also claiming great performance when using real time ray tracing with 60+ FPS across their RTX GPU lineup (remember, NVIDIA unlocked ray tracing support with older Pascal GPUs back in April).
We’ve worked together with Activision, Infinity Ward, and Beenox to optimize overall game performance, to ensure gamers will be able to achieve 60+ FPS with ray tracing enabled across our entire line of GeForce RTX GPUs, ranging from 1080p to 4K resolution depending on your GPU.
- GeForce RTX 2060 plays at 60 FPS, max settings, at 1080p with ray tracing enabled
- GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER plays at 60 FPS, max settings, at 1440p with ray tracing enabled
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti plays at 60 FPS, max settings, at 4K with ray tracing enabled
NVIDIA is offering a “PC Graphics and Performance Guide” for this new game:
“With ray-traced shadows, the world and its characters are accurately shadowed with a level of detail beyond the capabilities of traditional shadow maps. Shadows stretch across the scene, and feature realistic contact hardening and softening, as seen in the real world, giving you a more immersive experience at 60 FPS+ on our entire GeForce RTX GPU lineup.
So get comfy, and prepare to delve into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s PC settings and ray-traced effects, with examinations of each, using interactive comparison screenshots, relative performance charts, and written explainers, giving you all the info you need to tweak and tailor your graphics and performance.”
A launch video featuring real-time ray tracing effects has also appeared on NVIDIA’s YouTube channel, embedded here for your reference:
The New GeForce Game Ready Driver
Naturally a new GeForce Game Ready Driver has been released to support the game, with Version 440.97 WHQL now available for download. The release notes for this new driver mention “…increased performance and the optimal gaming experience for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds” along with added “support for windowed G-SYNC for OpenGL and Vulkan-based applications”.