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Cyberpunk 2077

24 Dec 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Has A Hidden Cinematic RTX Mode

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What Is Ray Tracing

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Hidden RTX Cinematic Mode

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How To Turn It On

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What Does It Look Like?

Despite its glitches and many issues, Cyberpunk 2077 is a very impressive game from a visual perspective.

The game maximises its use of RTX, pushing gaming into the next generation.

What Is Ray Tracing

Ray Tracing is the next big thing in gaming.

While not new technology, it is only now that we are seeing it being commonly used in video games.

Nvidia's RTX 20 and 30 series of GPUs have the capabilities to take use Ray Tracing, as well as both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of this technology to allow for even greater visuals when it comes to lighting and reflections.

But there is actually a hidden RTX cinematic mode in the game that can be activated very easily, without the need for mods.

Hidden RTX Cinematic Mode

NexusMods user andwhat112 has discovered a hidden RTX cinematic mode that anyone can turn on by following a few simple steps, without the need for installing mods or reshaders.

Turning this on improves level of detail settings, lighting, and ambient occlusion, but does use an extra 2GB of VRAM so make sure your GPU can handle the extra load before turning it on.

How To Turn It On

GOG Users

Create a shortcut from the game's exe (\Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64\Cyberpunk2077.exe) and add the following argument (don't forget the space!):
-qualityLevel=Cinematic_RTX

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Mode Step 1
Credit: NexusMods

Steam Users

Right click on the game, select Properties, the under LAUNCH OPTIONS add:

-qualityLevel=Cinematic_RTX

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Mode Step 2
Credit: NexusMods

There are some other parameters which can be set including.

  • -qualityLevel=
    Low
    Medium
    High
    Ultra
    RTXMedium
    RTXUltra
    Cinematic
    Cinematic_RTX
    CinematicEXR
    CinematicEXR_RTX
    SafeMode
    Console
    ConsolePro
    ConsoleEarlyNextGen
    ConsoleEarlyNextGenQuality
    GeForceNow
    IconsGeneration
    Auto

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What Does It Look Like?

andwhat112 has uploaded a few side by side comparisons to compare the Ultra Psycho setting and the hidden RTX cinematic mode.

Overall there is an improvement, although it is quite small, perhaps it looks better when being used in-game.

Here are the comparisons, click the links below and you can use a slider to compare it better.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 1
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 1

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 2
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 2

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 3
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 3

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 4
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 4

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 5
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 5

Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden RTX Cinematic Comparison 6
Credit: andwhat112

Ultra Psycho vs Hidden RTX Cinematic 6

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