Announcement: Call of Duty® Modern Warfare® PC RTX Ray Tracing Reveal Trailer is Live!

Our Official PC Partner NVIDIA® is bringing real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading to PC fans.

by David Hodgson on August 20, 2019

“Targets are up, boys. Let’s kick this off!”

Infinity Ward has released the first detailed look at how real-time ray tracing, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX, is coming to Modern Warfare on PC, further taking advantage of Modern Warfare’s new graphics engine capabilities for incredible visuals.

In this new video, we’re able to see Modern Warfare’s use of real-time ray-traced shadows for photo-realistic experiences on PC.

“From the beginning with Modern Warfare, we’ve set out to create an immersive game experience with state-of-the-art game technology. We’re excited to work with NVIDIA on the PC version of the game to bring real-time ray tracing and more to PC fans,” said Ashton Williams, Senior Communications Manager at Infinity Ward. “Combined with the efforts from our engineering and visual teams, these features help add further levels of realism within our environments that mimic the real world.”

What is Ray Tracing (PC)?

Ray tracing simulates the physical behavior of light to bring real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to even the most visually intense games.

What is NVIDIA Adaptive Shading?

For NVIDIA GeForce RTX gamers on PC, NVIDIA Adaptive Shading adjusts the rate at which portions of the screen are shaded, meaning the GPU has less work to do, boosting overall performance.

Pre-Launch Intel: Additional Information and Content

Check back at the Activision Games Blog throughout the coming weeks for additional information on every facet of the game. Check the Related Articles for further Call of Duty: Modern Warfare information.

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