Do not expect a miraculous uptick in visual quality — these ray tracing effects only use to shadows, and that means you’re going to see a softer, more realistic regions of darkness when you are using the option WOW Classic TBC Gold. If you’ve been having trouble getting Shadowlands’ ray-tracing to kick on, Blizzard’s got some help on the official forums. You’re going to want a GPU that supports ray tracing tier 1.1, using the newest drivers, as well as the May 2020 upgrade for Windows 10 — and, of course, you ought to be using DirectX 12.
As announced earlier this week, the GeForce 452.06 driver offers added support for the WoW Shadowlands beta. You can head into the Blizzard website to opt-in for a chance at beta accessibility, as always.
The people at Wowhead have caught a load of contrast shots to reveal what people ray-traced shadows seem like. It is a pity WoW ray tracing will not go beyond shadows for now, because the stylised design and simple character models would look incredible beneath the spotlight of extremely realistic light.
Blizzard first detailed Shadowlands in Blizzcon 2019. The expansion features five new zones for players to explore, a pumped leveling system that compresses the older one to 60 levels and new personalization options, including the choice to modify the sex of your personality without paying a fee buy WOW Burning Crusade Classic Gold. Alongside a launch date, Blizzard shared Afterlives: Bastion, the first of four animated shorts designed to expand the narrative of Shadowlands. The short centers on a familiar face from the Warcraft universe: Uther.