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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:03am 23/06/11 | 9 Comments
The promised DirectX 11 patch fo Crysis 2 is due to arrive on June 27, and will feature a massive visual overhaul for the already pretty title. According to Crytek, the patch will feature a new high-res texture and tessellation patch which will bring the game to version 1.9. Though in the meantime, here are the full patch notes that will come with the 1.9 upgrade:
  • Added Contact Shadows
  • Added DX11 benchmark level
  • Added DX11 support for Crysis 2 (the following features only work when downloading the optional DX11 package here):
    • Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
    • High Quality HDR Motion Blur
    • Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
    • Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
    • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
    • Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
    • Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • Added Realtime Local Reflections
  • Added support for Higher Res Textures Package
  • Added various new console variables to whitelist
  • Fixed bullet penetration, which had been broken by a bug introduced with the DLC 2 patch
  • Fixed issue in MP where player stats weren't always saved at the end of a game
  • Fixed issue in MP where player stats would sometimes randomly reset
  • Fixed issue with MP time played statistic, which would sometimes be too low on leaderboards and in stats
  • Fixed issue with JAW rocket not firing through window's containing broken glass
  • Fixed rare issue where a user could not access MP with a valid CD key if they had previously used an invalid CD key
  • Improved advanced graphics options menu
  • Improved anti-cheat measurements: fixed exploit which could prevent vote kicking working against a user
  • Improved multi-GPU support
  • Improved Tone Mapping
  • Re-added possibility to enable r_StereoSupportAMD via config file (unsupported)
If you end up grabbing this patch, be sure to drop us a line about how much it improves the game as is.



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Latest Comments
DM
Posted 10:07am 23/6/11
Well looks like i'll re-install crysis 2 and actually aim to finish it this time. I got excited that this comes out on my birthday but then realised it'll be the 28th for us.
boba
Posted 10:09am 23/6/11


Randy Cambell
Posted 10:13am 23/6/11
NICE !
blaze0041
Posted 10:14am 23/6/11
For those of us who have the Steam version, no actual confirmation of this patch getting rolled out to us yet. As long as it doesn't break the stupid activation limit (TAGES SolidShield? Bah!).
Thundercracker
Posted 10:18am 23/6/11
Parallax Occlusion Mapping looks good :D
Crakaveli
Posted 10:23am 23/6/11
^ Agreed.. Gonna replay through this game again i think. I enjoyed the single player.
Midda
Posted 10:51am 23/6/11
Awesome. Now it looks even more amazing. Keen to get this patch and see how it runs.
Eorl
Posted 11:53am 23/6/11
Crysis 2 ain't on Steam anymore Blaze. So may not get updates through them. And isn't this a bit to late?
breno
Posted 12:46pm 23/6/11
It'd be nice if they released an awesome quality comparison video or something
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