Alan Wake 2 on PC to Include Full Ray Tracing, DLSS 3.5 Support

The highly anticipated horror game Alan Wake 2 will arrive on October 27, just before Halloween, and NVIDIA is poised to make sure the newest title will make the most of the 40-Series RTX graphics cards. The game will offer the definitive day-one experience for GeForce RTX 40 Series players as frame rates will see an average multiplier of 4.5X at 4K resolution with DLSS 3.5. The jaw-dropping visuals are the perfect opportunity to showcase what the RTX 40 series can do, as 1440p resolution will garner an average increase of 3X framerates with full ray tracing at maximum settings and a 2.7X increase at 1080p. A full breakdown of specific card increases is below.

  • At 4K, with every setting maxed and full ray tracing enabled, activating Frame Generation, Ray Reconstruction and Super Resolution sees frame rates multiply astronomically. On the GeForce RTX 4090, performance multiplies by 4.1X, enabling owners to play Alan Wake 2 at its very best at over 120 FPS at 4K! The GeForce RTX 4080 sees its performance multiplied by 4.7X, and the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti multiplies performance by 4.7X, for max setting 4K gameplay at nearly 80 FPS
  • At 1440p, GeForce RTX 40 Series frame rates multiply by an average of 3X with full ray tracing and every other setting maxed out, enabling 80 FPS+ gameplay on the GeForce RTX 4070 and above
  • At 1080p, the most popular gaming resolution, performance multiplies by 2.7X on average, enabling owners of faster cards to play at up to 190 FPS

Alan Wake 2 will, in fact, have every option on the table at launch including path tracing and Ray Reconstruction. RT High and RT Medium settings will use path tracing. NRD Direct and Indirect Lighting Denoising Quality options are also available for adjustment, but if DLSS Ray Reconstruction is disabled or not available, then those available settings change. There will be a Game Ready Driver for the game available on October 26. Those that purchase a GeForce RTX 4070, 4070 Ti, 4080 or 4090 GPU, a desktop PC with one of these cards, or a laptop with one of these cards from select retailers, will receive a digital copy of the game. Alan Wake 2 will also be available on GeForce NOW. You can check out the Alan Wake 2 RTX launch video below.

Ray Tracing Presets




Path Tracing In Use


Partial (1 bounce, RT AO on last hit)

Full (3 bounces, RT AO on last hit)

Path Traced Indirect Lighting Quality




Ray Traced Direct Lighting




Ray Traced Transparency




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