New maps available in Minecraft with RTX Windows 10 Beta
Experience five fantastic, creator-made worlds!
As you know (and if you didn’t you will in about two seconds) we released Minecraft with RTX Beta in partnership with NVIDIA last month. This release didn’t only add immersive, cutting-edge path-traced ray tracing to Minecraft for Windows 10 – it also brought physically-based textures and six creator worlds that really showed off what this new technology can do. Which is fine, but when I try to show off I’m told to “please stop doing cartwheels in the office, you’ve broken enough cups for one day”.
Since the first six worlds were so cool, we’re going to keep showing off by releasing Creator Worlds Pack #2! This gives you five new creator worlds with new gameplay, new uses of Minecraft with RTX’s ray traced effects, and new physically-based textures that will knock your socks off!
Ready to try Minecraft with RTX Beta for yourself? Get your extra pair of socks on and then check that your PC can handle all of the cool stuff that’s in store for you. You’re going to need a minimum spec GPU of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060, CPU of Intel Core i5 or equivalent, and at least 8GB RAM. Be sure to download the latest Game Ready Driver to have the best gaming experience – go to GeForce.com/drivers for more information.
Is your hardware all set up? Great! Go here to get more information on how to signup. Join the beta and send your suggestions on feedback.minecraft.net, and of course, please report all bugs on bugs.mojang.com. It’s a beta, so we have several known issues already. You can find the complete list at http://Aka.ms/rtxbeta.
For you early birds already playing the beta, make sure that you have the latest version which improves performance, several ray traced effects, and your entire experience in general. Too vague for you? Fine, here are the specifics:
Improvements to glass transparency, tracing of effects through glass transparencies, and the reflection of transparent blocks on reflective surfaces
Increased performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 at 1920x1080
Adjusted night-time lighting for improved visibility
More accurate per-pixel emissive lighting on low resolution textures, for improved image quality with low-res resource packs
Go to the Windows Store to verify that you're playing the latest build.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, let’s take a look at the new worlds that are available:
World: Hilltop Lifestyle RTX
Type: Survival spawn
Download From: Minecraft Marketplace
From PearlescentMoon, creator of Color, Light and Shadow RTX, comes a new outdoor map utilizing many of the concepts, advancements, and features demonstrated in her previous ray tracing and physically-based texture showcase. In this new world, you can explore the beautiful Hilltop Lifestyle island, and learn to live off of the land in its Italian-inspired village.
‘Feed The Beast’ has a long history, beginning life as a custom challenge map and mod for Minecraft. Since its release in 2012, the unique experience expanded to include more maps, more features, new mods and a ton of stuff that modders all around the world rely on for their own maps, mods, and custom games. The folks working on the project formed the Feed The Beast Team, becoming the go-to experts for unique, engaging challenge map gameplay in Minecraft.
These challenge map experts have now turned their efforts to Minecraft with RTX, for a hand-crafted standalone map featuring a mysterious cave filled with puzzles, secrets, and fun challenges. Find the hidden eggs, complete the two game modes in the fastest time possible, and experiment with the many features of this unique RTX map.
Belgian Minecraft YouTuber, Aurelien_Sama, mixes fun Minecrafting with designing and building. And for Minecraft with RTX, he has put those skills to use designing “Medieval RTX”, featuring an idyllic medieval village nestled below an ancient ruin, with god-rays from the setting sun shining happily through the town. As night falls and the shadows grow longer and darker, danger awaits. Can you survive this beautiful but perilous world?
Long-time Minecraft modder and streamer, Wyld, brings us “The Dark Village RTX”. An abandoned village lies overgrown in the forest, where effigies of the missing stand long-forgotten. Underneath this village is the realm of hidden horrors – will your sanity survive as days pass? Follow the quest, solve interactive puzzles, discover secrets, and experience rich ray traced shadows.
World: The Observer RTX
Download From: Minecraft Marketplace
“The Observer RTX” is a world that starts with the player deep underground. Explore your newfound surroundings, uncover the mysteries of the entombed vault you find yourself stuck in, and discover the lore of the land to reveal the fate of the Observer’s denizens.
Whether or not this will be your first foray into the world of Minecraft with RTX beta, double check that you’re on the latest version and start exploring these brand new worlds!
- Written By
- Sofia Dankis