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A Plague Tale: Requiem Now Has Ray-Tracing on PC

A Plague Tale Requiem

The PC version of A Plague Tale: Requiem has new ray-tracing features, to make your game just a little prettier.

That’s assuming your PC’s got the power, otherwise you’ll be sticking with the regular graphics options. And you’ll also need the latest A Plague Tale: Requiem PC patch, out now. But if you do have a reasonably meaty PC you can now enable ray-traced shadows and ambient occlusion from A Plague Tale: Requiem’s settings.

That might sound unnecessary, given that you’re fleeing rats for a significant portion of the game. But the game does give you enough breathing room to appreciate its scenery. On top of that, with ray-tracing enabled your gloomy photo-mode snaps should look even grimmer. How grim? Let’s just say that some of the in-game selfies we took aren’t for the faint of heart.

This feature has been added in the latest patch, which is available now. There are other bug-fixes included, though developer Asobo Studio’s patch notes are a little thin on the ground. We’ve not encountered any horrific game-breaking bugs (just rats), so you can expect a range of lesser tweaks and fixes.

And if you’ve not played it yet, the console version is currently around 25% off on both the PlayStation and Xbox stores. It’s also free to play via Xbox Game Pass – read our review to learn why this rat-laden stealth action game is absolutely worth your time. Don’t count on a sequel, though – without spoiling too much, this second game brings things neatly to a close.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.