Ray tracing in WoW: Shadowlands – see it makes a difference

Last Tuesday we informed you about the premiere of new drivers for graphics cards from Nvidia, one of the most important features of which is the addition of ray tracing to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. So far, thanks to it, in the beta version of the latest expansion to the hit MMORPG from Blizzard, you can turn on prettier, more realistic and more precisely reproduced shadows. How does it work in practice? You can see it on the screenshots below. You can find more comparative pictures on this page.

Source: WoWhead

As you can see, in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, ray traced shadows come in three quality levels – Fair, Good, and High (the above screenshots were taken with the highest setting turned on). Unfortunately, as reported by players (via DSOG), they can put a heavy load on the equipment and drastically affect the smoothness of the game. For example, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is not able to provide constant 60 frames with the Good option turned on.

Are Ray Traced Shadows in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands worthwhile?

If you have the right equipment, you like it World of Warcraft and would like to personally check out ray tracing shadows in Shadowlands, then you can try your luck and sign up for the beta test. You can find the appropriate form here.

  • Official WoW Shadowlands website
  • Blizzard Won’t Lay Down – We’ve played World of Warcraft Shadowlands
  • What is ray tracing – light and shadow technology?