Ever since the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, way back in 2013, it seems like the world has gradually moved on from the franchise. For many people, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the cut off point after which the quality of the games just continued to drop. While the player base and sales figures for Call of Duty are still massive, the popularity of the game is only a shadow of its former self.
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision is hoping for a renaissance for the franchise. Infinity Ward, the developer, has gone back to the drawing board for the new game and is hoping to re-imagine what made Call of Duty so great in the first place. And, from the initial looks of things, their formula seems to be working.
The early impressions for the game have been extremely positive so far and this could potentially be the game that could propel the Call of Duty franchise to its former glory.
NVIDIA is ready for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
We’re only a couple of days away from the eventual release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Friday. People are a little concerned though as early beta testers and reviewers were having some performance related issues on PC. However, thankfully, NVIDIA has announced that those initial issues will be ironed out by the time the game comes out on Friday.
So, rejoice NVIDIA users as the company has finally released its GeForce Game Ready 440.97 WHQL drivers today that will eliminate any performance related issues for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
If you’re an NVIDIA graphics card owner and intend to play the new Call of Duty game, you need to download these new drivers or you’re going to have the same performance issues that the early testers of the game did.
Extra perks for NVIDIA graphics card owners
In addition to the game ready drivers, Call of Duty players using NVIDIA hardware will also get a few other special perks. Since NVIDIA is the official partner for the game on PC, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will actually support NVIDIA Ansel. This means that players could capture screenshots and highlights and share them directly from the game.
In addition to Ansel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will also come with official ray-tracing support on NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards. However, the raytracing support is limited to the shadows of the game, much like Battlefield V and does not extend to the full world illumination as it does in games like Metro: Exodus.
Apart from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision also released the new Call of Duty: Mobile a few weeks ago. So far, the game has managed to amass millions of concurrent players and looks set to be a massive hit. If you wish to learn more about Call of Duty: Mobile, check out our coverage of the game right here!