Back in April of the year, Blizzard additional Ray Traced Shadow alternatives to WOW Classic TBC Gold the game's Alpha. Unfortunately, actual Ray Traced Shadows were not enabled just yet and those in the Alpha were only able to view the new choices. According to the option's description, it"improves shadow quality with ray tracing, which generates shadows with more natural softness, substantially increased precision, and from additional light sources"
Players in the alpha were able to select among the next Ray Traced Shadows choices: Fast forward four weeks and we could now finally see the way the new shadows look 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 now shared some screenshots comparing Shadowlands with and without the Ray Traced Shadows enabled.
As shared by Blizzard, the newest alternative within Shadowlands utilizes DirectX Ray Tracing 1.1 (DXR 1.1) along with a DXR 1.1-capable driver must utilize Ray Traced Shadows.We've contained the common comparison screenshots down below. As can be observed in these shots, and as may have been expected, the effects of Ray Traced Shadows aren't that clear but do seem to be stronger in darker regions with low light.
Blizzard has updated their minimum required spec to include 100GB storage area for both SSDs and hard drives. However, they warn players who performance of your hard drive might impact Shadowland's gaming experience.
In a sudden turn of events, Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Shadowlands now needs a 100GB SSD for a minimum requirement, but does this mean you can not run the game with a regular spinning hard drive? A few Shadowlands beta testers have reported that running the game in an HDD has not affected their performance or buy WOW Burning Crusade Classic Gold gameplay in any significant way.