Rise of the Tomb Raider Graphics Improved In Latest Update, Comparison Inside

Rise of the Tomb Raider seems to have received a visual update on the Xbox 360. Developed by Nixxes, the Xbox 360 version of the game compares favorably against the Xbox One version in our screenshot comparison. Now it appears that the day 1 patch includes some visual improvements for the game that were missing before launch.

We have taken new screenshots with the game updated to the latest version to see how much of an impact the new patch has on the visuals. It is definitely a noticeable upgrade for sure although the game still lacks the gorgeous lighting and higher quality textures, it atleast manages to get an inch closer to the visual fidelity of Xbox One with this latest patch.

Among the improvements, some are immediately noticeable like missing sun effects.

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Some are not easily noticeable like improved foliage and plants now cast shadows.

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Nixxes has also added some missing shadows to specific scenes and objects. In addition to this, water effects can now be seen on the clothes of Lara, which were missing before the update.


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Rise of the Tomb Raider is out now on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It was developed by Crystal Dynamics and ported to Xbox 360 by Nixxes.

Let us know what you think about this new update in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Phazoner

    The screenshot where Lara has blood in her right shoulder seems like “before” and “after” are switched too. In the “before” shot, foliage and its shadows are better, just the opposite what in the first image after what you said “…improved foliage”.

  • r4in

    Are you sure the last screenshot is correct? It seems like “before” and “after” should be switched.

  • Cenk Algu

    Xbox One version is the best looking game of current game but 360 version is the best looking game of last gen.This game is insane visualy.

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