GFN Thursday Rolls Out New Features, Updates & 7 New Games.

GeForce Now rolls out RTX and DLC game updates, features to improve load times, Epic Games account linking and 7 games set to arrive this week.

Metro Exodus was one of the first RTX games added to GeForce Now. In February 2021, developer 4A Games announced an Enhanced Edition coming to PC that took advantage of a new Fully Traced Lighting Pipeline.

Great news for us, it's coming to GeForce Now, day & date, May 6.

Here is the full list of RTX features coming to the PC Enhanced Addition:

  • Fully ray traced lighting throughout — every light sources is now ray traced

  • Next-gen ray tracing and denoising

  • Next-gen temporal reconstruction technology

  • Per-pixel ray traced global illumination

  • Ray traced emissive surfaces with area shadows

  • Infinite number of ray traced light boundaries

  • Atmosphere and transparent surfaces receiving ray traced bounced lighting

  • Full ray traced lighting model support with color bleeding and for every light source

  • Advanced ray traced reflections

  • DX12 ultimate support (including DXR 1.1 and variable rate shading)

  • GPU FP16 support and thousands of optimized shaders

  • Support for DLSS 2.0

  • Addition of FOV (field of view) slider to main game options

*Remember you have to be a founder or priority member to access these enhancements.

Iron Harvest, the classic RTS game with epic single player campaign, multiplayer & coop, is getting a new DLC on May 27.

Dubbed "Operation Eagle," the update introduces a new faction to the games alternative version of World War 1: USA.

Yo can guide this new faction through 7 new single player missions, while learning how to use the games new aircraft units.

"Operation Eagle" also adds new multiplayer maps and the new USA campaign can be played cooperatively with friends.

Iron Harvest’s “Operation Eagle” DLC will be available on GeForce NOW day-and-date. You can learn more about the update here.

The team at Deep Silver sat down for a little Q&A regarding the game updates and here's what was said:

Q: We’re suckers for beautifully ray traced PC games, on a scale from 1-to-OMG, how great does Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition look?
A: We’re quietly confident that the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will register at the OMG end of the scale, but you don’t need to take our word for it – Digital Foundry declared that, “Metro Exodus' PC Enhanced Edition's Global Illumination produces without a doubt, the best lighting I've ever witnessed in a video game.”
Q: What does it mean for the team to leverage GeForce NOW to bring these new real-time ray tracing updates in Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition to gamers across their devices?
A: We believe hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing GPUs are the future, but right now the number of players with Ray Tracing capable GPUs is a small, albeit growing, percentage of the total PC audience. GeForce NOW will give those players yet to upgrade their gaming hardware a glimpse into the future.
Q: How does “Operation Eagle” build on the story in Iron Harvest? We’re excited to try this new faction.
A: The American Union of Usonia stayed out of the Great War and became an economic and military powerhouse, unnoticed by Europe’s old elites. Relying heavily on mighty “Diesel Birds,” the Usonia faction brings more variety to the Iron Harvest battlefields. Additional new buildings and new units for all factions will enhance the Iron Harvest roster to give players eve