WoW Shadowlands – There will be new graphics settings and a character creator

The WoW engine will receive several modifications.


  • with Shadowlands expansion in WoW there will be new graphics features that improve performance – Target FPS and Spell Density;
  • the game may also receive ray tracing and VRS support, but these functions are not working yet;
  • the expansion will also offer a new character creator.
  • On the Blizzard Entertainment forum, Icy Veins, information appeared that with the launch of the Shadowlands expansion the popular MMO World of Warcraft will get some new graphics options. They will improve performance and better control the animation frame rate in situations where a lot is happening on the screen.

    Target FPS feature in World of Warcraft.

    First setting will allow you to define the default number of fps that the game will try to maintain by dynamically modifying some graphic effects. The second option is for spell animation. The user will be able to define their detail by choosing from six different options: Essential, Some, Half, Most, Everything and Dynamic.

    Spell Density in World of Warcraft.

    But that’s not all – the information published on the Reddit forum also suggests that the Blizzard Entertainment production engine will receive support for VRS (Variable Rate Shading – a function that allows you to increase performance by reducing the resolution of some elements of the displayed image) and … ray tracing (more specifically based on this technology of shadow display method). However, it should be noted that these options do not work yet and it is difficult to say whether they will be fully implemented.

    The Shadowlands expansion will also introduce a completely new character creator and it must be admitted that it looks noticeably better – see for yourself.

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