Minecraft players never expected it, but the gaming platform has blessed them with the biggest update of the decade. Players can now turn on RTX in Minecraft and turn their gaming experience into a new level of realism. Also known as Ray Tracing, the upgrade was introduced by the popular chip developer NVIDIA.
Although the upgrade was made available at the beginning of the year, many players still don’t know how to install RTX on their Windows systems. To understand how you can play Minecraft in RTX, first, you need to get a stronghold on Ray Tracing (RTX). So, to make things easy, we will first begin with Ray Tracing and then move on to other important RTX facts.
What Is Ray Tracing? How To Turn On RTX In Minecraft?
The latest invention by NVIDIA, Ray Tracing, focuses on the light and shadow portrayal in a game. For a long time, the issue with shadow portrayal and digital sound effects (SFX) has been a point of concern in many different games like Minecraft, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, to name a few.
Gamers were fed up with the issue, therefore, the leading chip developer NVIDIA took the responsibility upon themselves and introduced RTX chipsets. RTX chipsets or Ray Tracing makes light and shadow portrayal in a game as real and gorgeous as possible. Since RTX is a very powerful innovation, only a handful of graphic cards are compatible with it. Take a look below and see for yourself.
|GeForce RTX 2060|
|GeForce RTX 2060 Super|
|GeForce RTX 2070|
|GeForce RTX 2070 Super|
|GeForce RTX 2080|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Super|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
In addition to the above, you need to keep a few more things in check to ensure that the game runs smoothly. If your device follows the system requirements, you don’t have anything to worry about.
However, keep in mind that these are the minimum system requirements that your device should follow. If you go any lower than the specifications mentioned below, you risk poor quality low frame drops.
|Minimum System Requirements|
|Intel Core i5 10400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600|
|Corsair DDR4 RAM (16GB or 32GB)|
|Samsung 860 EVO SSD 250GB or Samsung 970 EVO SSD 250GB|
How To Install RTX On Your Computer? Follow For A Smooth Gaming Experience!
We have already made it clear that RTX chipsets demand a handful of resources. Before you go any further to play Minecraft, ensure that you have turned on the updates for NVIDIA GPU drivers. Here are the steps that you have to follow to do the same:
- Open Google Chrome on your device and head over to NVIDIA’s official website.
- Type Google GeForce Experience for Windows 10 in the search box and wait for the results.
- Once you see the list, tap on the download button to start the installation process.
- Once the process is complete, launch the GeForce Experience application on your device.
- Move to the Drivers tab and check your screen for Driver updates.
- Turn on the option for installing the latest drivers automatically.
- The option should be present somewhere in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Once you have turned on the feature and turned on auto-updates, you can move over and enjoy Minecraft.
How To Enable RTX In Minecraft On Your Computer? Only Windows 10 Users Are Compatible!
Turning on RTX in Minecraft does not mean that you are required to make any changes to your existing game settings. All you have to do is install the latest version of the game, Minecraft RTX on your device.
However, keep in mind that the newest version is capable only with Windows 10 systems. If you don’t have a Windows 10 system, then all you can do is wait at the moment.
Note: Before proceeding, note that switching to the RTX version of Minecraft will delete all the Minecraft worlds that you have conquered till now. Ensure that you have done your backup before making any changes and losing everything.
- Turn on your device and tap on the Start Menu or Search Bar.
- Type Microsoft Bar in the search box and then tap Open.
- If you have Microsoft Store available on the taskbar, double-click on the icon to open the application.
- Move to the Search Bar and type Minecraft for Windows 10.
- The game is not available for direct download. So, you have to spend a little money and buy the latest version of the game.
- After installing Minecraft RTX, go back to the store and type Xbox Insider Hub in the search box.
- Install the application and click on the hamburger icon (Menu).
- Locate the Insider Content present on the left-hand side of the screen.
- Tap on Minecraft for Windows 10 listed under the Games section.
- Tap on Join and become a part of the Beta experience for Windows 10.
- Select Minecraft for Windows 10 RTX Beta from the list of group options and then tap on Done.
- After following all the steps discussed above, the RTX Beta will be automatically installed and applied to the latest Minecraft version.
Minecraft RTX may be backed up by the powerhouse NVIDIA and the latest innovation Ray Tracing, but that still does not make it compatible with Android and iOS devices. For now, players can only enjoy the game on PCs and laptops and also wait for the RTX Minecraft version to launch for the Xbox series.