In a surprising turn of events

  • Ray Traced Shadows within World of Warcraft Shadowlands have been enabled on Classic gold wow the match's Beta/PTR, and also the first comparison shots have now surfaced online.

    Back in April of the year, Blizzard added Ray Traced Shadow alternatives to the match's Alpha. Unfortunately, real Ray Traced Shadows weren't enabled just yet and those from the Alpha were only able to observe the new choices. According to the option's description, it"improves shadow quality together with beam design, which generates shadows with much more natural softness, greatly improved precision, and out of other light sources"

    Players in the alpha were able to select one of the next Ray Traced Shadows choices:

    Fast forward four months and we can now finally see the way the new shadows seem in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion. Before this week we reported the new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver additional support for the brand new feature in Shadowlands, and several Beta/PTR players have currently shared some screenshots comparing Shadowlands together and with no Ray Traced Shadows enabled.

    According to Blizzard, the newest option within Shadowlands uses DirectX Ray Tracing 1.1 (DXR 1.1) and also a DXR 1.1-capable motorist is needed to use Ray Traced Shadows.We've included the common comparison screenshots down below. As can be observed in these shots, and as might have been expected, the ramifications of Ray Traced Shadows are not that obvious but do appear to be stronger in darker areas with low lighting.

    Blizzard has updated their minimum required spec to add 100GB storage area for the two SSDs and hard drives. Howeverthey warn players who functionality of your hard drive may impact Shadowland's gaming experience.

    In a surprising turn of events, Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Shadowlands currently needs a 100GB SSD for a minimum requirement, but does this mean that you can't run the game with a normal spinning hard disk? A couple of Shadowlands beta testers have reported that running the game in an HDD has not affected their performance or gameplay in any significant way. However, as this expansion is still in beta, this is subject to change.

    However, it is most likely a fantastic idea to run this game on an SSD anyhow (here is our list of Greatest SSDs). When you have a look at games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare that don't require an SSD but have very large storage requirements, the game is playable but you will encounter painfully long loading times. You can also potentially encounter"hitching" in which the buy wow gold classic HDD is not fast enough to stream assets in real time.