Metro Exodus screenshot of a broken down mask

[Update]: Metro Exodus' free Enhanced Edition has now been unleashed onto PC.

As a part of the new PC Enhanced Edition, Metro Exodus will soon be adding greatly improved visuals for Ray Tracing-capable GPUs. And when I say soon, I really do mean that as the PC Enhanced Edition will be launching on May 6th for free to all owners of the original Metro Exodus!

"It offers additional Ray Tracing features including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for the much requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions," explains the brief developer update. "Further collaborating with NVIDIA, this update improves our existing Ray Traced Global Illumination tech innovated with the original release of Metro Exodus to make every light source fully Ray Traced, and implements our Ray Traced Emissive Lighting tech from The Two Colonels throughout the game."

Needless to say, this will be a fairly GPU intensive update and will most likely require a newer card in order to have everything run smoothly. It's also worth mentioning that Linux and macOS versions will not be supported, so you'll only be able to run the PC Enhanced Edition on Windows.

On the positive side, all of your save files from the base game will carry over. The only catch is that you will have to restart your current level as the base game and the PC Enhanced Edition have enough differences between them that continuing from exactly where you left off would be quite challenging. Still, merely restarting a level in order to enjoy drastically improved visuals sounds like a pretty good deal for me!

Once the PC Enhanced Edition goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can check out the brief FAQ over at the Metro website.