UPDATED: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Using DX12 – Rise Of The Tomb Raider DX12 Option Found In Launcher


UPDATE - March 2:

During Microsoft's Xbox One/Windows 10 gaming showcase in San Francisco last week, Rise of the Tomb Raider was playable for the first time running on DirectX12 (DX12).

DirectX 12 Showcase: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Ashes of the Singularity, King of Wushu – Square Enix, Snail, and Stardock showcased their latest DirectX 12 enhancements for Rise of the Tomb Raider, King of Wushu, and Ashes of the Singularity on Origin PCs, iBUYPOWER Revolt 2, and Maingear PCs. Ashes of the Singularity is taking advantage the DirectX 12 multi-adapter technology, allowing PCs to use multiple GPUs, even from different manufacturers. Rise of the Tomb Raider was playable for the first time at the Xbox Spring Showcase running DirectX 12.

It looks like that Nixxes and Crystal Dynamics may be releasing a DX12 patch for Rise pretty soon.


A Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12 option has been accidently found in the game’s latest launcher.

Reddit user Olek claims that he has accidently found a DirectX12 (DX12) option within the launcher of Rise of the Tomb Raider, while playing around with the game files. He included some screenshots of the launcher, which can be found below. A screenshot of the game’s original launcher has been included for reference as well.

Olek clarifies that he achieved his ‘edited’ launcher by replacing the original game executable.

"Monitor" launches the game and it stops working after the developer startup screen.

"Exclusive Fullscreen" opens the setup menu.

"Display" opens the official website page for the game.

"Graphics" opens the official Tomb Raider facebook page.

"Options" opens the official Tomb Raider youtube page.

"Stereoscopic 3D" opens the Square Enix support page.

"Enable DirectX 12" closes the launcher.

Since the 1.0 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, DX12 files have been found within the game directory of the game, and it appears that Nixxes will eventually release a DX12 patch for the game.


Rise of the Tomb recently received a patch that includes several fixes and tweaks that vastly improve the game’s experience.

[02-05-2016] PC Patch notes for patch 1.0.610.1

We have just released the first PC patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider, build 1.0.610.1. This patch focusses on critical issues users ran into immediately following release, as well as minor updates based on user feedback which we could get in quickly.

This patch will be applied by Steam or Windows automatically when you next start the game. If your game does not update, please restart the Steam client or manually look for updates in the Windows Store.

The full patch notes for the patch can be found here.