After Nvidia brought ray tracing support to the beta version of Minecraft for Windows 10 earlier this year, all PC gamers with Nvidia RTX cards can now enjoy ray tracing on Minecraft for Windows 10 today. The sandbox game’s new Render Dragon technology is quite the visual makeover as it introduces brightened blocks, water reflections, more realistic shadows, and rich global illumination.
"Players who install Minecraft ray tracing will by default see everything enhanced with a special physically based rendering texture pack, which interplays with the ray-traced effects to further enhance the experience. There are plenty of maps and worlds with this feature – all available on the Minecraft Marketplace," the Minecraft team explained today.
In addition to this new ray tracing update for Minecraft for Windows 10, players can also download a new free world named Colosseum RTX, and a second one named Dungeon Dash RTX will follow soon. Developer Mojang has also announced the release of free content for both Bedrock and Java editions of Minecraft to celebrate the Minecraft Community this holiday season.
"For Bedrock, we’re releasing new character creator items and maps over the course of four weeks. We also have plenty of surprises for our Java players! These gifts will be released each Monday, and we will also be giving away a free week of Java Realms between December 8 and January 13 to both new and existing subscribers,” the team explained today.