A couple of Shadowlands beta testers have reported

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    Ray Traced Shadows within World of Warcraft Shadowlands have TBC Classic Gold now been enabled on the match's Beta/PTR, and also the very first comparison shots have now surfaced online.

    Back in April of the year, Blizzard additional Ray Traced Shadow options to the match's Alpha. Unfortunately, actual Ray Traced Shadows were not enabled just yet and people from the Alpha were only able to observe the new choices. According to the alternative's description, it"improves shadow quality together with beam design, which generates shadows with much more natural softness, substantially increased precision, and out of additional light sources."

    Players from the alpha were able to select one of the next Ray Traced Shadows choices:

    Fast forward four weeks and we can now finally see the way the new shadows look in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion. Earlier this week we already reported that the new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver added support for the looming new attribute in Shadowlands, and several Beta/PTR players have now shared some screenshots comparing Shadowlands with without the Ray Traced Shadows enabled.

    According to Blizzard, the new alternative within Shadowlands utilizes DirectX Ray Tracing 1.1 (DXR 1.1) and a DXR 1.1-capable driver must utilize Ray Traced Shadows.We've contained the common comparison screenshots down below. As can be seen in those shots, and as may have been expected, the effects of Ray Traced Shadows aren't that obvious but do seem to be more powerful in darker areas with low light.

    Blizzard has updated their minimum required spec to include 100GB storage area for both SSDs and hard drives. Howeverthey warn players that functionality of your hard disk may influence Shadowland's gaming experience.

    A couple of Shadowlands beta testers have reported that running the game on an HDD has not affected their performance or gameplay in any significant way. However, as this expansion is still in beta, this is subject to change.

    However, it's most likely a good idea to cheap Burning Crusade Classic Gold run this game in an SSD anyway (here's our list of Greatest SSDs). It is also possible to possibly experience"hitching" where the HDD is not fast enough to flow assets in real time.