Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City is now undeniably the best looking open-world city to-date with full path/ray tracing

In this video we take a drive around Night City’s freeway after the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion (no spoilers) and 2.0 update. Nvidia introduced DLSS 3.5 alongside path tracing which when combined with ray tracing makes Night City’s lighting and shadows spectacular. It’s now undeniably the best looking open-world city environment we’ve seen to-date. It’s a shame there is limited interactions for the player, but still when things look this gorgeous who cares right?

Game running max settings, overdrive ray tracing, path tracing enabled. DLSS 3.5 set to Quality. No DLAA. 3840×2160 resolution, no dynamic scaling using an RTX 4090. DLSS undoubtedly makes the resolution more akin to 1440p.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.