Doom Eternal is finally getting its ray tracing update

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A new trailer on the GeForce YouTube channel shows off the graphical improvements Doom Eternal players have been waiting on. Ray tracing and DLSS support will allow players with RTX GPUs to experience the game’s already top-notch visuals in staggeringly beautiful 4K.

Released on March 20th, 2020 to critical acclaim, Doom Eternal is already a graphically impressive game, but support for Nvidia’s RTX features coming in June 2021 may raise it to new heights.

In a pre-release interview with Digital Foundry, id Software’s Marty Stratton discussed “some initial implementation and exploration” of ray tracing technology, but it was discarded to keep the game on its initial release schedule, and players have been waiting since launch, well over a year for this enhancement.

The video above shows off the game running at 4K with ray tracing and DLSS enabled on the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The trailer is nothing short of stunning, but with such fast paced shooter action, we wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t notice any visual differences.

Although it’s taken a long, long time for RTX features to arrive, this could still be an exciting prospect to many gamers who have been salivating over the opportunity to demolish the legions of hell with RTX enabled. After all, who doesn’t enjoy slaying some demons on the cutting edge of tech?