Ghostrunner – How to Turn On RTX or Ray Tracing

Wondering how to enable RTX or Ray Tracing in Ghostrunner? Here is how to do it.

Ghostrunner – How to Turn On RTX or Ray Tracing

Does the Ghostrunner use RTX technology?

The developers of Ghostrunner have been quite vocal about RTX since announcement of the game. They have been telling from the very beginning how the RTX feature would make the game look completely different. I don’t think I agree to that though. I have played the game with RTX enabled and it is pretty underwhelming so far. Anyway, lets see what the developers have to say on the feature:

Ghostrunner serves to improve three major parts of the game. First, soft shadows cast by dynamic lights. Then wet surfaces which reflect light. And finally ambient occlusion which is much better with ray tracing. RTX-powered raytracing highlights lower Dharma’s crumbling infrastructure with grungy neon signs and the apathetic hedonism of the clubs and bars on higher levels.

Here is how the game looks with RTX on:


How to turn on RTX

Here is how to enable Ray Tracing in Ghostrunner:

  1. Hit the Play button on your launcher (Steam or EGL)
  2. A box with two options will popup : “Play with DirectX 11” and “Play with DirectX 12 RTX
  3. Select DirectX 12 RTX (DirectX 11 does not support Ray Tracing)
  4. Once you have successfully launched the game, Go to the Setting Menu
  5. Select Video
  6. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list
  7. Turn on RTX

And that is all you need to do.

Remember one thing, Ray Tracing on Ghostrunner is extremely demanding. Unless you have a RTX 2060 Super or something better, do not turn on RTX. The frame rates would drop below the ground. Lowering the other settings won’t help as well.


Despite selecting DirectX 12 as your API, if RTX is still greyed out or not available for you, then follow the guide from one of the community member:

Go to AppData\Local\Ghostrunner\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor (look up how to get to appdata) and open GameUserSettings.ini, from there ctrl f for RaytracingEnabled=0 and change it to RaytracingEnabled=1 and you’re done

Press windows key+R and type %appdata% to get to appdata/roaming then go back 1 folder to get to appdata

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also if you have any addition to make regarding this topic then also you can comment below. And for more Ghostrunner guides keep an eye on Frondtech. Happy Gaming!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 27, 2020

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