Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade Gives PC Players DX11 Support


Hardcore PC gamers were miffed — OK, they were straight up pissed off! — when their version of Crysis 2 shipped with measly ol’ DirectX 9, a downgrade from the original Crysis which was ultimately viewed as a console-first slap in the face. Mike and I discussed this very topic in our discussion review a couple months ago.

Today, though, EA and Crytek attempt to mend fences with the PC fans they let down, releasing a free Ultra Upgrade patch armed with full DirectX 11 support. Once players take Crysis 2 online and apply the upgrade, their gaming rigs will be pushed to the limit trying to display the game’s new “higher quality visuals and features including tessellation, water rendering improvements, high quality HDR motion blur, and many other special effects and higher quality texture formats with the optional high res texture pack.”

On top of the Ultra Upgrade, a free Map Editor Pack is also set for PC release this week. Swing by on Wednesday to download the add-on and begin creating your own NYC battlegrounds to wage Nanosuit wars on.

Here’s a trailer showcasing the enhanced DX11 graphics:

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