Minecraft has finally received the RTX Beta update and we’ve been test-driving it for some time and boy does it look good! The beta update is the result of a collaboration between Nvidia, Mojang and Microsoft. Nvidia, of course, has brought the ray-tracing capabilities while Mojang is the developer and Microsoft the publisher. You may not really care about this and just get to experience the game, here’s how you can get Minecraft in RTX.
Before you go ahead and commit to updating your regular version with the Beta build, here are something to know. The Beta brings access to 6 new RTX worlds, none of which feature the multiplayer experience. Additionally, none of the achievements earned in the Beta RTX worlds will be accrued to your profile. There’s of course the inherent risk that comes with using any beta software, so make sure you backup all your worlds before going ahead with the update.
Getting the Minecraft RTX Beta is a very simple process. Just follow the steps below
The minimum system requirement for Minecraft RTX Beta remain the same as those for the regular version of Minecraft, save for one exception the GPU. Given that this is an RTX title, you will need to have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 at a bare minimum. Other than that, here’s the official system spec requirements.
Minimum System Requirements
According to Minecraft's official FAQ, here are the top 10 issues with the Minecraft Beta
These are only the top 10 issues, but the list is longer. You can see all the known issues with Minecraft RTX Beta on the Minecraft official forum here.
In the short time I’ve spent trying my hand at the Minecraft RTX Beta, its definitely a much visually richer experience. The additional lighting and physically aware material properties definitely helps add a new dimension to the game for sure. The best part is that if this is something you don’t end up liking, you can still enjoy the RTX worlds with RTX turned off. Here’s a look at what one of the worlds looks like with RTX turned on and turned off.
Minecraft RTX Beta: RTX ON
Minecraft RTX Beta: RTX OFF
Currently, the RTX functionality is only in Beta, but we expect the feature to roll out officially by the end of the year.
|Release Date:||01 Sep 2020|
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