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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 in News & Changelog
Minecraft has never looked better then right now! The new RTX beta is now available for all Windows 10 Bedrock Edition owners and it looks fantastic! Does your machine have what it takes to run this gorgeous version of the game ? Let’s get into the details and find out!
What is RTX ?
RTX stands for Real Time Ray Tracing which is a method of rendering that provides realistic lighting behavior in real time! The results of Minecraft with ray tracing are astounding – realistic hard and soft shadows are seen everywhere; global illumination realistically lights the world, with that light filling interiors through windows and gaps in the terrain; illuminated blocks and other light sources cast pixel-perfect lighting; reflections are seen on all reflective surfaces and blocks, with a level of fidelity far surpassing that of screen space reflections; light reflects, refracts and scatters through water, ice, stained glass, and other transparencies; and atmospheric effects occur naturally, resulting in high quality volumetric fog, and pixel-perfect god rays.
How can I try it out ?
You first need to own a Windows 10 computer and a copy of the Bedrock Edition of the game found in the Windows app store. You will then need a beast of a machine with one of the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX graphic cards. Here’s a list of the minimum spec requirements.
Once you have hit these requirements there’s a list of things you will want to make sure to you do to properly get setup and migrate your worlds over to the new version. The guide is very in depth so we recommend heading over to the official post done by Nvidia on getting setup.
Can I use RTX on my server ?
RTX is completely client side so you’ll be able to use RTX on any server that you play at anytime. Only players with the beta build setup and the minimum specs met will be able to use RTX but you can still all play together without any issues!
The future of Minecraft is bright!
This is a major step forward for Minecraft as it completely changes the way the game looks and feels. It’s truly the next logical step in technology and can’t wait to see how they continue to improve this feature and add to it! If you want a complete look at how it all works and looks be sure to check out the official post here!
Until next time,