Minecraft has reached a new level now as NVIDIA has released an open beta for players to get on through RTX on Windows 10. The project has been under development for some time now because the developers wanted to offer games a bit of additional shine in the graphics that sometimes look incredibly pixelated and dirty even on the most advanced 4K desktop.
A New Perspective
The system now comes with entirely path-traced rendering, physically-based materials, as well as NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to the title, created to offer players much more exciting and graphically pleasing gaming experience.
The beta does, however, come with some limitations since it is not a part of the main game.
“We have worked with Minecrafters to create six stunning Creator Worlds, downloadable for free from the in-game Minecraft Marketplace. 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,” the developers explained.
Two Things to Consider
Firstly, any world you unlock while taking place in the Minecraft with RTX Beta will not be accessible to open in other Minecraft for Windows 10 betas, on the Insider program, the complete non-beta variant of the game with RTX that will launch later, or the Java version of the title. This is why we recommend you to backup all the worlds you want to play in the Minecraft with RTX Beta in order to restore them later in other variants of the game.
Secondly, you may have to uninstall Minecraft or/and the current Xbox Insider Minecraft Windows 10 Bedrock beta to get the Minecraft with RTX beta when you want to take part in the new beta. Also, backup any worlds you want to play before enlisting into another beta or uninstall the old versions of the title.