[03-11-2016] PC Patch notes for patch 1.0.638.6 (Patch #5)
Update: As of 16-03-2016 the patch is also availabe on the Windows 10 Store and will be downloaded automatically for users.
We have just released the fifth PC patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider, build 1.0.638.8. This patch adds support for two major new technology features into the game, and by doing so allows for both great new visuals, as well as improved performance on specific systems. For more information on how DX12 can improve your Rise of the Tomb Raider experience please check out our blog at http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/140859222830/dev-blog-bringing-directx-12-to-rise-of-the-tomb
This is an update to patch 638.6 resolving a problem where a file required for VXAO was not properly delivered to players.
This patch will be applied by Steam automatically when you next start the game. If your game does not update, please restart the Steam client. If you are using the game on the Window 10 Store the update will be available in a few days and will automatically download when it becomes available. We will update this thread when the Windows 10 Store version is live.
Added support for DirectX 12
DirectX 12 is a new advanced graphics API that on the right hardware can offer far better performance.
For the best DX12 performance and stability please install the latest drivers for your GPU.
Adds NVIDIA VXAO Ambient Occlusion technology. This is the world’s most advanced real-time AO solution, specifically developed for NVIDIA Maxwell hardware. (Steam Only)
Added a new benchmark feature to allow easy comparison of performance on different systems, as well as at different graphics settings.
Fixed some HBAO+ and other Ambient Occlusion issues.
Fixed motion blur problems in Stereoscopic 3D mode.
A variety of other smaller optimizations, bug-fixes, and tweaks.
While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone, if you do have trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on the old version we made a Beta available on Steam, Build 629.1, that can be used to switch back to the previous version.
We will keep monitoring for feedback and will release further patches as it seems required. We always welcome your feedback!
[UPDATE] The Steam overlay has been shown to have stability issues in DX12. If you see regular crashes using DX12, and have your video driver up to date, please consider disabling the Steam overlay..