On Twitter this morning, 4A Games announced Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will launch May 6 on the PC.
This is not just an update to the main game, however. Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition is a new version of the base game, with the headline feature being ray tracing. It’s not a feature you can toggle off, however — the upgrade requires a ray tracing-capable GPU as a minimum spec if you want to play.
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition also includes other ray tracing features. These include advanced ray tracing reflections, ray traced emissive lighting, DLSS 2.0 support, and updated ray traced global illumination.
The good news is there’s no extra cost to get Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. If you purchased Metro Exodus through Steam, the Epic Games Store, the Microsoft Store, or GOG, you can get the Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for free.
Things aren’t as straightforward when it comes to saves. You can carry saves over between releases on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG. That means you’ll have to start from scratch if you got Metro Exodus through the Microsoft Store.
Then there are chapter saves. They will remain intact when transferring, but any progress made in between chapters will be gone. That means you’ll have to start from the beginning of the chapter you’re currently on.
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition includes the base game, as well as The Two Colonels and Sam’s Story DLC. In total, the upgrade comes in at around 80GB. You can go here to check out the minimum and recommended specs.
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