With only a couple of days left until The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare both hit the shelves, Nvidia released a new version of their Geforce Game Ready graphics driver that features day one optimisation and tweaks.
If you own Nvidia cards, chances are you've already downloaded the driver, but just in case you haven't - you can do so easily via Geforce Experience's Drivers tab.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings gamers multiple modes of play, upgraded graphics, enhanced technology, and on PC, support for ray-traced shadows, NVIDIA Ansel, and NVIDIA Highlights", the company wrote.
Naturally, if you're gunning for some RTX sweetness, PC is the way to go. If not, however, you'll still benefit from day one optimisations and tweaks, but it's safe to say we'll see a few more similar updates in the upcoming period.
Same goes for The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's highly anticipated RPG that started as sort of a spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, arguably the best Fallout of the lot, and all you need to do is download the 440.97 WHQL drivers.
In normal circumstances, launching a game on the same date as a Call of Duty instalment would be risky business and even commercial suicide for some, but The Outer Worlds should be safe. The differences in genre, and quite likely the target audience, mean that Obsidian shouldn't be too affected, but there's bound to be at least some overlapping. We guess we'll know soon enough.
Naturally, running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with all the visual bells and whistles will take a rig with up-to-date hardware, especially when it comes to ray tracing, which can be a real performance hog. Whether you have it or not, however, doesn't change the fact that Infinity Ward's shooter looks pretty great in just about every department.
You can find the announcement on Nvidia's website along with recommended configurations.