Since publishing our initial story, YouTuber and Reddit consumer’KokushiGG’ has posted a brand new video displaying Ray Traced Shadows from the TBC Classic Gold zones in the expansion. You’ll discover down the video below. As with yesterday’s screenshots, we may observe the gap in Shadows is rather minimal with all the newest feature enabled. Allowing Ray Traced Shadows, however, will appear to greatly impact performance with FPS dropping from 120FPS to 60FPS in some cases.
Ray Traced Shadows in World of Warcraft Shadowlands have been allowed on the match’s Beta/PTR, and the very first comparison shots have now surfaced on the internet.
Back in April of this year, Blizzard added Ray Traced Shadow alternatives to the match’s Alpha. Unfortunately, actual Ray Traced Shadows were not enabled just yet and those from the Alpha were only able to observe the new options. According to the option’s description, it”improves shadow quality with beam design, which produces shadows with much more natural softness, substantially increased precision, and from additional light sources.”
Players from the alpha were able to select one of the next Ray Traced Shadows choices:
Fast forward four months and we could now finally see how the new shadows seem in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion. Earlier this week we already reported that the new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver additional support for the looming new attribute in Shadowlands, and several Beta/PTR players have shared several screenshots comparing Shadowlands with and without the Ray Traced Shadows enabled.
According to Blizzard, the new option within Shadowlands utilizes DirectX Ray Tracing 1.1 (DXR 1.1) and a DXR 1.1-capable driver must utilize Ray Traced Shadows.We’ve included the shared comparison screenshots down under. As can be observed in those shots, and as may have been expected, the ramifications of Ray Traced Shadows are not that clear but do appear to be stronger in darker areas with low lighting.
Blizzard has updated their minimal necessary spec to buy WOW Burning Crusade Classic Gold add 100GB storage space for the two SSDs and hard drives. However, they warn players who functionality of your hard disk might influence Shadowland’s gaming experience.