Elden Ring Update 1.09 Brings Ray Tracing To The Lands Between

Published: March 23, 2023 9:44 AM /


A banner showing the text "Elden Ring Patch Notes v1.09" and the game's artwork

Elden Ring update 1.09 is here, and there's good news if you're playing on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, or PC. This update adds ray tracing to the Lands Between, which should enrich your visual experience significantly. You'll also notice a whole host of bug fixes, tweaks, and other gameplay improvements.

Ray tracing support can be enabled through Elden Ring's settings menu. You won't be able to find it if you're playing on PS4 or Xbox One, and Xbox Series S seemingly isn't supported either. Naturally, you'll likely get lower framerates if you enable ray tracing, so make sure you've got the minimum PC specs necessary to enable it. Here are the specs as dictated by From Software and Bandai Namco.


Elden Ring ray tracing - minimum specs (1080p, low graphics, low ray tracing)

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-10600K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
  • 16GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12GB)

Elden Ring ray tracing - recommended specs (1080p, high graphics, high ray tracing)

  • OS: Windows 11
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
  • 16GB RAM
  • GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (16GB)
The Tarnished looking out over the Lands Between and the Erdtree in Elden Ring
The Lands Between are already pretty beautiful, and with ray tracing enabled, they'll look even better.

If your system doesn't support ray tracing, don't worry; there's still plenty more to enjoy as part of this update. A huge amount of PvP balance improvements and general adjustments have been made, including an increase to the power of the Inescapable Frenzy incantation, decreased power for two-handed jumping attacks, and more. It's worth reading through the full Elden Ring patch notes for this update if you're heading back into the Colosseum any time soon.

Elden Ring is the latest action RPG from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. The open-world game has proven hugely popular; it's sold 20 million copies, and a new DLC expansion titled Shadow of the Erdtree is also on the way. You can play Elden Ring on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox right now. 

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