Box art - Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Will Black Ops Cold War have Ray-tracing, DLSS, and NVIDIA Reflex?

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War being the first ninth-generation release for the series, fans expect the latest tech to be used in the game. During the multiplayer reveal, we got some info on Black Ops Cold War‘s use of ray-tracing, DLSS, and NVIDIA Reflex, which gave us some details on what we can expect.

Will Black Ops Cold War have ray-tracing?

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare supports ray-tracing on PCs equipped with NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. However, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should allow for the feature on PC, Xbox Series X, and PS5. This means we’ll likely see more extensive use of the tech than we did in Modern Warfare.

Considering how dark the lighting in Call of Duty usually is, ray-tracing might add a lot of atmosphere to the campaign at the very least. However, we still don’t know how and if the tech will be used in multiplayer, which usually lowers graphical quality in favor of performance and stability.

Will Black Ops Cold War feature DLSS?

NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling helps improve framerate by using an AI algorithm to render a game at a lower-resolution then supersample it to the target dimensions. This feature can provide a considerable boost to framerate, especially at 4K, with little fidelity loss.

NVIDIA’s tech is only available on PCs. Still, for those who own a compatible GPU, it can be a significant performance booster. Fortunately, Black Ops Cold War will launch with DLSS 2.0 support, which will pair well with NVIDIA’s new RTX 30 series cards.

Will Black Ops Cold War support NVIDIA Reflex?

NVIDIA Reflex is a new tech that aims to reduce system latency, leading to a faster click-to-display time. This is great for a competitive game like Black Ops Cold War, where every millisecond counts.

Fortunately, Black Ops Cold War will support NVIDIA Reflex on compatible GPUs. This should help make controls feel even snappier on PC.