4A Games will release Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition on May 6. The improved version has much more ray tracing effects and requires a GPU that supports it. The new version is free for players who already own Metro Exodus.
The PC Enhanced Edition of Metro Exodus is built as a new game rather than an update due to major technical changes. The game requires a ray tracing GPU with support for DirectX Ray tracing. As a minimum requirement, 4A Games mentions an RTX 2060 GPU or an RX 6700 XT. In addition to more ray tracing, the PC Enhanced Edition adds support for Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0.
Starting May 6, the enhanced version will be available on Steam, on the Epic Games Store, on the Microsoft Store, and on GOG. Players who already own Metro Exodus from 2019 will get the new version for free. Because it is not possible on all platforms to transfer savegames to the new version, 4A Games has made it possible to load random levels. This allows players to explore various areas without replaying the game.
The improved PC version probably also lays the foundation for the improved console version that 4A Games is working on. There will be an upgrade for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, which means that the game will also receive ray tracing on consoles and will run in 4k at 60fps. Digital Foundry has extensively analyzed the Enhanced Edition for PC and shows the differences from the current version in a video.