Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Adds Ray-Tracing Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

The game's Xbox Series S version has also added support for uncapped frame rates, while the base PS4 version sees performance improvements.

Posted By | On 18th, Nov. 2021

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will have been out for a month in a little over a week, and while the single player action-adventure title has been met with positive responses from critics and audiences alike, developer Eidos Montreal still clearly has improvements that it wants to implement in the game. Its newest patch has gone live now, and brings several such notable improvements.

The patch (v1.05 on PS4/PS5, v1.6 on Xbox One, and v2.6 on Xbox Series X/S) brings several major changes, the biggest of which is the addition of a ray-tracing mode on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, the game’s Xbox Series S version also adds the option for uncapped frame rates between 30 FPS and 60 FPS, while the base PS4 version has applied improvements to performance as well. Additionally, the game’s latest patch has also brought several bug fixes, stability improvements, and more. Check out the full patch notes below.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and as a cloud-exclusive release on the Nintendo Switch. You can read our review of the game through here.

UPDATE NOTES:

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

  • Ray Tracing Mode is now available in the Video settings menu.

All Consoles

  • Save Rollback: A hidden Save Rollback feature was added to allow users who have encountered blocking issues to rollback to the start of the chapter of their choice.

PlayStation 4

  • Improved performance on the original PS4 model.
  • Changed the sensitivity required for the Visor input so that controllers with more wear and tear may still detect the button press.

Xbox Series S

  • An option to uncap the FPS was added, allowing users to run the game between 30 and 60 FPS. Please note uncapping FPS may lead to a less stable framerate in some areas. Recommended for users with a VRR display.

General improvements

  • General stability improvement on all platforms.
  • Multiple stability improvements with Ray Tracing enabled.
  • General improvements to objective markers.
  • Additional improvements to world boundaries.

Major fixes

  • Fix for an issue where the Compendium entry “Gasher and Gnasher” might not unlock.
  • Added a failsafe to ensure that the “Fully Loaded” achievement/trophy could be unlocked.
  • Fix for an issue where custom difficulty settings would reset.
  • Fix for players who may become locked out of the Guardian menu after the first ability point tutorial.
  • Fix for instances where the poison gas could not be frozen again after a reload.
  • Improvements made to transition in and out of Workbenches in order to address some instances of Rocket refusing to use the Workbench.
  • Chapter 1: Fix for a rare issue where Star-Lord may be caught in a state of falling out of world, after falling on the Milano.
  • Chapter 7 : Fix to allow the crane puzzle to be completely reset when reloading checkpoint, so that users may be allowed to retry in rare instances where they become blocked.
  • Chapter 9: Fix to allow users to win the chase sequence more easily.
  • Chapter 10: Fix for a funnel which made access to the Hero of Halfworld outfit difficult.
  • Chapter 10: Fix for one instance where Groot may be unable to create a lift leading to a side path.
  • Chapter 13: Fix for rare instances where a throw object needed to progress may not appear.

Other fixes

  • Fix for instances where Star-Lord’s eyes might glow red with ray tracing enabled.
  • Fix for an issue where the Rocket Bet scoreboard may still appear on screen after the bet is over.
  • Radio communications can now be heard through the controller.
  • Fix for the Rocket line that was being played through Groot’s voice.
  • Fix for save icon occasionally sticking on screen.
  • Fixes for rare instances where Guardians may disappear in combat.
  • Fix for a funnel where Star-Lord may occasionally become stuck when running at higher FPS.
  • Updated wording for privacy statement.

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