Rise of the Tomb Raider might get a DirectX 12 upgrade soon

rise of the tomb raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider certainly looks pretty, and it’s one of the more demanding games released in 2016 on PC. The game is taxing on graphics cards and VRAM, sucking up as much memory as it can be afforded, and it’s not that lenient on your processor either. The game recently went through a raft of updates that introduced new graphics options and render options. A new file also popped up after the update with the name “DX12.dll”, which indicates DirectX 12 support. Now that’s not inconspicuous at all…

It’s quite possible that Rise of the Tomb Raider has DirectX 12 baked in already, because games running on the Xbox One today already use a DirectX version that is close to the version in Windows 10 on the PC. It makes sense for Microsoft as well to have this selling feature, as the game is also sold through the Windows 10 Store app. If Rise gets the update, it will join the following titles in being some of the first shipping titles that currently support, or will eventually support, DirectX 12:

  • ARMA 3 (patch coming)
  • ARK: Surviuval Evolved (patch coming)
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Caffeine
  • The Isle
  • Descent: Underground
  • Squad
  • Just Cause 3 (patch coming)
  • Survarium (patch coming)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (patch coming)

Rise of the Tomb Raider is currently available on Xbox One and Windows PC. We also reviewed it recently, and the game has been well received by fans of the original.