Earlier this year, NVIDIA, Mojang and Microsoft released the Minecraft with RTX Windows 10 beta, a special Insider standalone client that introduced stunning path-traced ray tracing to the world’s most popular game. Now, ray tracing and DLSS are available to all, having become part of the official Minecraft Windows 10 client! To celebrate, we are releasing 2 new worlds, bringing the total number of official RTX worlds for Minecraft to 15.
To experience incredible sights, accelerated by NVIDIA DLSS, simply download and install the latest version of Minecraft for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store, head to the Minecraft Marketplace, download a free showcase world and load into it.
You can play all ray tracing worlds and maps on Realms and servers with other gamers using cross-platform Minecraft Bedrock game clients (e.g. Minecraft on Nintendo Switch), and everyone can collaborate, build and explore together. Minecraft with RTX players will by default see everything enhanced with a special Physically Based Rendering texture pack, which interplays with the ray-traced effects to further enhance your experience. Players on other platforms will see Minecraft’s standard visuals.
Using the power of ray tracing and Physically Based Rendering, you can build incredible scenes with lighting, shadows and effects running at previously-unseen levels of detail and accuracy, helping you craft wondrous worlds that'll make jaws drop.
To demonstrate the possibilities of Minecraft’s ray tracing, we’ve collaborated with creators to craft free ray-traced worlds, each with their own unique textures, designs and gameplay mechanics.
You can download these from the Minecraft Marketplace in-game. For further details check out our previous articles, here, here, and here. And we’re releasing a further two worlds, taking the total number of free, spectacular worlds to 15.
World: Colosseum RTX
Download From: Minecraft Marketplace
Visit the historical Colosseum in its glory days during the Roman Empire, powered and enhanced by RTX. Explore the beautiful views and marvel at the scale and engineering genius.
Find more than 20 pieces of historical trivia, discover hidden locations, take a photo tour of the Colosseum with all its amazing ray-traced detail, and fight in the arena with up to 3 friends against waves of mobs.
World: Dungeon Dash RTX (coming soon)
Fight your way through a series of increasingly challenging dungeons nestled in a beautiful medieval countryside. Visit an Orc Fortress, a village built up in the trees, floating islands in the sky, and a mysterious mine, among many mysterious locations.
Conquer 10 unique dungeons in different biomes, earn powerful loot, and marvel at the ray-traced effects, PBR textures, and amazing sights.