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Find out how to enable DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR) in Battlefield V, and what to try if things aren’t running smoothly.

Ray Tracing was developed by Microsoft as a feature of DirectX 12. NVIDIA introduced Ray Tracing hardware with the GeForce RTX series in late 2018, and then made it available for a wider range of graphics cards in April 2019 through a new driver.

DXR is quite demanding on your system, enabling it can mean you’ll need to lower your in-game resolution or make other tweaks to adjust for a performance trade-off.

If a card isn’t branded as RTX, then you’re using a software solution (a driver) rather than hardware that’s specifically designed for Ray Tracing, and you may take an additional performance hit when using DXR as a result.

Find out more about Ray Tracing on GeForce cards on NVIDIA’s website.

Battlefield V has had DXR support since shortly after launch.

There are a few things you need to do to enable DXR in-game:

  1. Check that your graphics card is RTX capable and that you’re running Windows 10 version 1809 or above. (In Windows, open Settings, go to About and scroll to Windows specifications to find your version number)
  2. In Battlefield V, go into your Advanced video settings and toggle DirectX 12 on.

    Video settings screen with DirectX 12 highlighted.

  1. Scroll down in the Advanced Menu until you see DXR Raytrace Reflections Quality.
  2. Video settings screen with DXR Raytrace Reflections Quality highlighted.

  3. Choose the setting you prefer and hit Apply.
  4. You should now see DXR Enabled at the top of the list:
  5. Video settings screen showing DXR enabled.

  6. Restart the game to apply these changes.

If you’ve enabled DXR and are seeing microstuttering in-game, go into the Video settings in-game and lower your DXR Raytrace Reflections Quality. Ignore the pop-up, exit back to the options screen, then restart your game.

If you’re still seeing it after a restart, try lowering your in-game resolution and restarting the game again.

If neither of those workarounds does the trick, you may need to toggle off DXR for a smoother play experience.

We’re always working to improve the DXR experience, and if you’ve had to toggle down your RTX quality or turn it off, we recommend you try adjusting it each time you upgrade your graphics card driver.

DXR is still a new technology, so if you’ve already tried a clean reinstall of your graphics drivers, you may need to wait for a new driver for a better experience.

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