Microsoft has partnered with Nvidia to bring Ray Tracing to Minecraft though its GeForce RTX Platform. We will walk you though getting Minecraft RTX beta installed and up and running though this how to article.
What is Minecraft RTX beta?
Microsoft and NVIDIA are integrating Ray Tracing support into a beta version of Minecraft. With that integration comes huge improvements in light and shadows visuals. Ray Tracing delivers a sense of realism to the familiar blocking world on Minecraft. Minecraft RTX has launched as an exclusive via the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and need a NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card.
Can my PC run Minecraft RTX beta?
If you have a RTX graphic card then jump to the next step. need RTX compatible hardware, check out the links below.
- GeForce RTX 2060
- GeForce RTX 2060
- SuperGeForce RTX
- 2070GeForce RTX 2070
- SuperGeForce RTX 2080
- GeForce RTX 2080
- SuperGeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- Nvidia Titan RTX
HP OMEN 15t Gaming Laptop PC
15.6″ FHD 240Hz Refresh Rate IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD, Thunderbolt 3, RGB Backlit Keyboard
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060
WinGaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card, 3X Windforce Fans, 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, GV-N2060GAMINGOC PRO-6GD Video Card
Step 1) Get Minecraft
Windows 10 download code
Step 2) Get Xbox Insider Hub app
Xbox Insider Hub
Windows 10 Xbox Insider Hub App
Step 3) Open the Xbox Insider Hub app
Step 4) Join the Minecraft for Windows 10 beta Program
Step 5) Tap on the Manage Button
Step 6) Select Minecraft for Windows 10 RTX Beta
Step 7) Startup Minecraft RTX Beta
Step 8) Turn on DirectX Ray Tracing
Step 9) Get some RTX Worlds in the Marketplace
There are six RTX worlds currently.
Step 10) Jump in!
When playing Minecraft RTX beta, Ray Tracing can be enabled and disabled on the fly via the semicolon( ; ) as a hotkey.
“To experience ray tracing you can either download a free RTX enabled world from the Marketplace,” states Mojang. “[O]r create your own textures that make use of the physically based rendering system and sideload them into the game.”Mojang
Source: Mojang, Microsoft