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How to Turn RTX On? Minecraft, Fortnite And Roblox

This guide goes over the basics of how to turn RTX on in modern games like Minecraft and Fortnite for the best visuals possible.

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NVIDIA introduced the RTX series GPUs, incorporating Ray Tracing Texel eXtreme (RTX) technology, which enables GPUs to render light rays in real-time, significantly enhancing the realism of lighting in games. The inclusion of RT Cores and Tensor Cores further cements NVIDIA’s RTX series as a significant player in the gaming and tech community. Hence, find out how to turn RTX on to make full use of this feature.

Key Takeaways

  • Ensure that you have an NVIDIA RTX series graphics card, as ray tracing is exclusive to these GPUs.
  • RTX enables real-time rendering of light rays, creating more lifelike and dynamic lighting effects within the game world.
  • RTX technology adds depth to game environments by allowing for interactive and dynamic lighting that adapts to in-game conditions.

Following the RTX 2000 series release, NVIDIA compiled a list of games supporting ray tracing and DLSS features on their official website

Minecraft 

To enable RTX in Minecraft, you need a minimum of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics card. Additionally, get a compatible CPU and sufficient RAM for optimal raytracing performance. It’s important to note the feature is not supported in the Java version of Minecraft, so ensure that your GPU has the latest drivers installed to enable this feature. 

Follow these steps:

  1. Install the latest version of Minecraft from the Microsoft Store > Open it > Install any Minecraft RTX resource pack. Many forums and websites with various resource packs, such as Planet Minecraft, are available online.  
  2. Come to the Homescreen > Play Game > Create New > Create New World. 
  3. Scroll down and select Resource Packs. Find the installed RTX resource pack under My Packs > Select Activate > Create. 
  4. Press the Esc key > Go to Minecraft Settings > Video > Enable Ray Tracing. 
Tip: Ray tracing can impact performance. Adjust settings to find a balance between visual quality and smooth gameplay. Some games offer presets that optimize settings for you.

Fortnite 

Fortnite introduced ray tracing in September 2020, becoming the first battle royale game to incorporate this technology. Before enabling ray tracing, ensure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for this feature.

If your system is good to go, then follow these steps to turn on ray tracing in Fortnite: 

  1. Press Esc > Settings > Advanced Settings.  
  2. Scroll down to Ray Tracing > Turn on the toggle > Save Changes. 
WARNING: Enabling ray tracing may result in increased heat generation within your graphics card. Ensure to lower GPU temperature if it overheats.

Roblox 

Although Roblox doesn’t officially support real-time ray tracing, certain mods can offer similar results. Enabling RTX on Roblox may be a bit complex, but by following these instructions and installing additional shaders, such as those by Extravi, I could experience real-time ray tracing and improved graphics in the game.

Once you’ve installed them, follow these steps: 

  1. Extract the files to the Desktop > Open the folder > Run the Reshade Setup. 
  2. Find where Roblox is installed.
  3. Return to the Versions folder >  Open the folder with the latest Roblox version.
  4. Make sure there’s a file, RobloxPlayerBeta.exe, inside the folder. Copy the Directory > Return to the Reshade Setup. 
  5. Click on Select Game To Install Or Uninstall From > Paste the File Directory in the Search Bar > Once in, select RobloxPlayerBeta.exe > Open. 
  6. Select OpenGL > Yes > Yes  > Uncheck All > OK > Close the setup. 
  7. Now open the folder you extracted > Copy the file, opengl32.dll, and the folder, reshade-shaders.  
  8. Drag both to the folder with RobloxPlayerBeta.exe in them > Replace The Files In The Destination. 
  9. If they aren’t on by default, press the Home key > Look for Extravi Shaders > Turn them on.  

Is RTX Worth It? 

Currently, most games still rely on the older rasterization method for rendering light. While rasterization has served the industry well, ray tracing is considered superior for rendering light, offering a more realistic gaming experience.

However, there are downsides to RTX graphics cards. They are expensive and often scarce in the market. Moreover, when using ray tracing, I saw a significant drop in FPS when playing games unless you are using an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090. Also, there is limited game support for ray tracing at present.

So, if you are an enthusiast for the best quality visuals and want to immerse in the gaming experience, yes ray tracing is worth it for you. Otherwise, it might not serve much purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If My PC Meets The Minimum Requirements For RTX Features?

Refer to the official NVIDIA website and check their requirements. See if your PC matches them.

Can I Turn RTX On In Any Game?

Not all games support the RTX feature. Look up on the game’s official website or NVIDIA website to verify if it supports the feature.

Can I Enable RTX On Any Graphics Card?

RTX feature is exclusive to NVIDIA GeForce RTX series GPUs.


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