Ghostrunner 2: How to Enable Ray Tracing on PC

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Ghostrunner 2 has plenty of settings for you to mess around with to make the game look exactly how you’d like, but one setting seems to be mysteriously greyed out. Here’s how to enable ray tracing for Ghostrunner 2 on PC.

How to Fix Ray Tracing Greyed Out on PC in Ghostrunner 2

As mentioned above, the settings will display ray tracing in Ghostrunner 2 as a greyed out option by default. There are two possible reasons for this. The first is that you don’t have a ray tracing-capable GPU, and need to upgrade to take advantage of the feature. The other more likely option has to do with a strange bug with the game’s DirectX settings. Ray tracing only works with DirectX 12 enabled, but selecting the DirectX 12 option when launching Ghostrunner 2 on Steam doesn’t work.

To fix this issue, you’ll want to do the following depending on your PC platform:

  • Steam
    • Right-click Ghostrunner 2 in your library.
    • Click Properties.
    • Scroll down to Launch Options and ensure the option is set to “Play with DirectX 11”.
    • In the text box below, type “-dx12”
  • Epic Games Store
    • Find Ghostrunner 2 in your Epic Games library.
    • Click the three dots next to it, followed by Manage.
    • Enable Launch Options, then type “-dx12” into the text box.

Once you’ve done either of these options, open up the game again and you should see the setting no longer greyed out. Simply set it to On, and you should be playing Ghostrunner 2 in ray tracing. Be cautious, as some users have reported crashing issues with ray tracing enabled. There’s also the issue of performance taking a dip, but you should expect that with ray tracing.

If you’re looking for more information on Ghostrunner 2, check out our review of the game.

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