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Square Enix has released new patches for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider that add support for NVIDIA DLSS to the former and improves the DLSS implementation of the latter. The patches also remove the games’ Denuvo anti-tamper DRM while adding support for Epic Online Services, a decision that has stirred some controversy among Steam users. Epic Online Services is a set of online services that allows developers to easily implement popular online features in their games, such as matchmaking, cross-play, and cross-progression.

Fixes included in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider patch:

  • Upgraded NVIDIA DLSS to the latest version.
  • New improved shadow denoiser for use with ray traced shadows.
  • Updates to multiplayer infrastructure to use Epic Online Services.
  • [*] Fixed specific compatibility issues with Intel GPU hardware.

Fixes included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider patch:

  • Added support for the latest version of NVIDIA DLSS.
  • Updates to multiplayer infrastructure to use Epic Online Services.
  • [*] Various stability fixes, especially when using DX12.

Note that the patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider has been rolled back to revert the game back to the previous build due to “some reported issues.” Discussions on the Steam forums suggest that these are game-breaking bugs that include inventory glitches and infinite pistol ammo.

Source: Steam (1, 2)

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