The First Descendant Available Now With DLSS 3.5 with Ray Reconstruction, Reflex & Ray Tracing

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.

Today, The First Descendant has launched with day-one support for NVIDIA DLSS 3.5, ray tracing, and Reflex, enabling GeForce RTX gamers to enjoy this ray-traced free to play third-person co-op action-RPG shooter at its very best. 

The First Descendant Is Out Now, 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, which is out now on Steam.

When The First Descendant launched today, it featured 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.


Our new, exclusive #RTXON trailer demonstrates the benefits of playing The First Descendant on a GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU, with all RTX tech activated

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, DLSS 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 by up to 55% 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.


On GeForce RTX 40 Series desktop graphics cards, activating DLSS 3.5 takes ray tracing quality to the next level and multiples The First Descendant frame rates by an average of 2.7X at 4K, with every setting maxed out, and all three ray-traced effects activated.

On the GeForce RTX 4090, a 2.5X boost enables owners of the world’s fastest gaming graphics card to play at over 120 FPS, for the absolute ultimate experience. A 2.8X performance multiplier enables owners of the GeForce RTX 4070 and 4070 SUPER to exceed 60 FPS. And a 2.7X performance multiplier enables the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER to exceed 80 FPS, and the 4080 SUPER hits 100 FPS.

At 2560x1440, a 2X average multiplier delivers higher frame rates for our GPUs, and also allows owners of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB to play at over 60 FPS with everything maxed out.

And at 1920x1080, the most popular gaming resolution, owners of all GeForce RTX 4060 desktop GPUs can play at over 60 FPS thanks to a 1.9X performance boost. The GeForce RTX 4090 exceeds 180 FPS, the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER surpass 120 FPS, and our GeForce RTX 4060 family plays The First Descendant maxed out at up to 87 frames per second.

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.

DLSS & RTX Screenshot Pro Showcase, Featuring Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

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 from Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. For more of their work, follow them via the linked social networks.

Screenshots from Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut by eul_keke and andre_revolution

#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 GeForce prizes, including GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, sleeper PC builds, RTX laptops, G-Sync gaming monitors, 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 #RTXOn or #GeForceSummer on any post throughout Summer

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


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.