The First Descendant Launching With DLSS 3.5 and Ray Tracing, PAYDAY 3 & TRIBES 3: Rivals Add DLSS 3 Support

More than 500 games and applications feature RTX technologies, and each week new games integrating NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and advanced ray-traced effects are released or announced, delivering the definitive PC experience for GeForce RTX players.

Following yet another week of excellent DLSS game launches and announcements, we’ve got even more DLSS news to share this week - PAYDAY 3 and TRIBES 3: Rivals have upgraded from DLSS 2 to DLSS 3, and the Riven remake has launched with support for DLSS 2! And next week, The First Descendant launches with day-one support for DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction, ray tracing, Reflex, and DLAA.

Learn more about each integration of our experience-enhancing technologies below.

The First Descendant Launches July 2nd, Featuring DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction, Reflex & Ray Tracing

The First Descendant is a free, third-person cooperative action-RPG shooter powered by Unreal Engine 5. Experience the fun of strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op, using an extensive range of unique characters, with exciting gunplay, and looting. Battle through the engrossing story, and tackle World Missions against huge bosses in The First Descendant.


When The First Descendant launches July 2nd, it will feature out of the box support for NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction, NVIDIA DLAA, NVIDIA Reflex, and several ray traced effects, ensuring GeForce RTX gamers receive the definitive experience.


DLSS Super Resolution enables all GeForce RTX users to accelerate frame rates, while DLSS Frame Generation gives GeForce RTX 40 Series users the power of frame rate multiplication, for even faster performance. Our most recent advancement, DLSS 3.5, introduces DLSS Ray Reconstruction, a new AI model that creates higher quality ray-traced images for intensive ray-traced games and apps.

This enhanced AI-powered neural renderer improves ray-traced image quality for all GeForce RTX GPUs by replacing hand-tuned denoisers with an NVIDIA supercomputer-trained AI network that generates higher-quality pixels in between sampled rays.

Trained with 5X more data than DLSS 3, using offline-rendered images that require far more computational power than can be delivered during a real-time game, DLSS 3.5 recognizes different ray-traced effects to make smarter decisions about using temporal and spatial data, and to retain high frequency information for superior-quality upscaling. The results are superior to using hand-tuned denoisers, delivering higher fidelity ray-traced effects.

Working in tandem with DLSS Super Resolution and DLSS Frame Generation, Ray Reconstruction maximizes image quality and performance across all GeForce RTX GPUs, delivering the absolute best experience in ray-traced games.

To amp up the visuals while exploring and battling, The First Descendant features ray-traced reflections, ray-traced ambient occlusion, and ray-traced shadows. Shiny surfaces, character armor, glass and bodies of water boast realistic reflections, ambient occlusion shading is significantly improved, and shadows gain extra detail and fidelity throughout the game. With the dedicated Ray Tracing Cores found only on GeForce RTX GPUs, your performance when cranking up image quality will be at the highest possible levels.

And with NVIDIA Reflex, GeForce gamers can reduce PC latency in The First Descendant, making gameplay even more responsive.

Since its debut in September 2020, NVIDIA Reflex has reduced system latency in over 100 games, and over 90% of GeForce gamers have enabled Reflex. 9 of the top 10 competitive shooters feature Reflex support, along with critically acclaimed co-op and single-player games - in 2023 alone, GeForce gamers played over 10 billion hours of their favorite titles with increased responsiveness thanks to Reflex’s innovative system latency reducing technology.


To ensure your system is optimized and performant from the second you start playing The First Descendant, download and install our latest GeForce Game Ready Driver from, GeForce Experience, or the NVIDIA app beta.

PAYDAY 3 DLSS 3 & Reflex Upgrade Launches Today

Step out of retirement and back into a life of crime in the shoes of the Payday Gang, the nightmare of law-enforcement wherever they go. Several years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended, they assemble once again to deal with the threat that’s roused them out of early retirement, in Deep Silver and Starbreeze Studios’ PAYDAY 3.

Today, PAYDAY 3 introduces support for DLSS 3 and Reflex as part of their new Boys in Blue update,having already included support for both DLSS 2 and DLAA.

At 4K, our heisting frame rates multiplied by 2X with max settings enabled, allowing for 120 FPS+ gameplay on the GeForce RTX 4070, and up to 235 FPS gameplay on the GeForce RTX 4090:

At 2560x1440 and 1920x1080, performance increases by 1.5X, enabling all GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs to hit ludicrous speeds with all settings maxed out:

And with NVIDIA Reflex, system latency was lowered by up to 55%, making gameplay more responsive.

TRIBES 3: Rivals DLSS 3 & Reflex Upgrade Flies Onto Your System

Prophecy Games’ TRIBES 3: Rivals is a team-based first person shooter that elevates the genre with jetpacks, skiing, and class-based warfare. Players ski, jetpack, battle, and race to capture the enemy team’s flag, all while ferociously defending their own. Players can choose from unique classes to customize their abilities, perks, and weapon loadouts, while moving across epic terrains from snow covered peaks to haunting deserts. Teamwork, tactics, high speed, and intense combat reign supreme in this rebirth of the world’s fastest shooter.


Having launched with support for DLSS 2 and DLAA, TRIBES 3: Rivals has recently upgraded its RTX tech. Now, with the introduction of DLSS 3, GeForce RTX 40 Series gamers can take frame rates to the next level, and thanks to Reflex all GeForce players can reduce system latency, making the fast-paced gameplay of TRIBES 3: Rivals even more responsive.

As part of the Steam Summerfest, TRIBES 3: Rivals is on sale today, so if you’re interested in the game, head on over to Steam to grab a bargain.

Riven Out Now, Featuring DLSS 2

Riven, the 1997 sequel to Myst, one of the best selling games of all time, has been remade by developer Cyan Worlds! Uncover a story of intrigue, betrayal, and a civilization teetering on the brink of collapse as you solve intricate puzzles to unlock the secrets of the new Riven, built from the ground-up from the award-winning original game, and expanded with new content.


Experience Riven like never before, with free movement in a fully 3D real-time environment, a deeper story, new captivating visuals, and much more. On GeForce RTX PCs and laptops, activate DLSS 2 to accelerate performance, enabling you to explore the game’s expanded world at the highest detail levels and frame rates.

#GeForceSummer of RTX Is Back! Win GPUs, PCs, Laptops, Monitors & More!

The #GeForceSummer of RTX rolls on and we’re continuing our prize-filled journey to celebrate the best of PC gaming with our community. Celebrate the best PC gaming moments and anticipated #RTXOn games like Black Myth: Wukong, Pax Dei, Star Wars™ Outlaws, and more. Relive great moments in gaming history alongside the GeForce community. And of course, interact with our social media posts using #GeForceSummer to win great prizes, including GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, custom sleeper PC builds, RTX laptops, G-Sync gaming monitors, custom backplates, keycaps, posters, and more!

How to enter? Simply:

  1. Follow our social channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Twitch 
  2. Be on the lookout for for key prompts for our contest or sweepstakes
  3. When prompted, use #GeForceSummer on any post throughout Summer

 See the full Terms and Conditions for the #GeForceSummer of RTX sweepstakes here, and contests here.


DLSS & RTX Screenshot Pro Showcase, Featuring Alan Wake 2: Night Springs

Advanced screenshotting pros, often referred to as Digital Artists or Virtual Photographers, showcase a game’s artistic and creative brilliance via their unique, jaw-dropping screen captures and cool videos.

You can find screenshots and videos from the community using #VirtualPhotography, #Gametography, #photomode, #RTXON, and other tags on X, Instagram and other social networks. Below, with permission, we’re sharing new, incredible screenshots captured by leading Digital Artists in Alan Wake 2: Night Springs. For more of their work, follow them via the linked social networks.

Alan Wake 2: Night Springs screenshots from Crowned and Andre Revolution

Check Back Soon For Even More RTX Games

There are even more DLSS integrations arriving soon for a whole host of games. Return regularly for a rundown of the next DLSS and RTX titles, and head here to see the full list of over 500 RTX-enhanced games and apps.