Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X 4K & HDR Update Download Available Now

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Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have announced that a complete upgrade of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One X is finally available, along with the launch of the new Microsoft console. Players who have already purchased the title can download the update for free.


“We’re always pushing ourselves to deliver the highest fidelity experience in our games and we love taking those next steps with any new technology,” said Scot Amos, head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics in a press release. “This launch coincides perfectly with our commitment to always offer the best we have as a reward for our dedicated and passionate fans. Providing these awesome new enhancements as a free upgrade enables Xbox players to maximize their Tomb Raiding experience.”

The Xbox One X version of this award-winning title was developed in collaboration with Nixxes Software and includes top quality graphics and other technical enhancements that fully exploit the capabilities of the new console, with settings that players can customize to their liking. “Partnering with Nixxes Software has allowed us to deliver an incredible level of fidelity and immersion,” said Ron Rosenberg, head of the studio at Crystal Dynamics. “They have proven once again that they are masters at getting every ounce of power out of a new platform.”

On Xbox One X, players can choose between three visual modes:

1. Native 4K: (full 3840 by 2160) for the highest fidelity resolution.
2. Enriched Visuals for stunning graphic upgrades.
3. High Frame Rate for the smoothest possible gameplay.

The new version of Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One X also includes the following:

1. HDR display support for more vibrant and accurate color representation.
2. Spatial audio support, including Dolby Atmos, for true 3D audio.
3. Enhanced texture resolution for Lara Croft, NPCs, and environments for even more immersive and realistic details.

Additional visual enhancements include the following:
1. Improved volumetric lights
2. Improved reflections
3. Enhanced foliage
4. Upgraded polygonal detail
5. Improved anti-aliasing
6. Amplified texture filtering

In addition to these graphic enhancements, those who own the Season Pass and an Xbox One X console will have fun with all the content included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, including the new chapter in single-player “Blood Ties”, the new co-op play for Endurance mode, the “Extreme Survivor” level of difficulty for the mainstream campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, and five classic Lara skins.

All available downloadable content will also be available, like Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Endurance Mode, Cold Darkness Awakened, 12 outfits, seven weapons, and 35 expedition cards.