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Minecraft RTX Beta for Windows 10 brings a brand new experience to enjoy creator-built worlds with realistic lighting, vibrant colors, naturally reflective water and emissive textures that light up.

How To Download and Play The Minecraft with RTX Beta

Microsoft and Mojang are operating the Minecraft with RTX beta via the Xbox Insider program, as they do with all other Minecraft betas, enabling them to collect and collate feedback, and automatically share updates. To join there are few steps, though it’s all easy-peasy if you follow our guide below.

First, ensure your system meets the minimum system requirements:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, or better
  • CPU: Intel Core i5, or equivalent, or better
  • RAM: 8GB, or more
  • Storage: 2GB (Game, plus all worlds and resource packs)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 x64

Next, download and install the latest Windows 10 updates, followed by our Minecraft with RTX Game Ready Driver, which delivers day-0 optimizations and performance improvements for the beta, and is required for the use of NVIDIA DLSS 2.0. Also, ensure you own a copy of Minecraft for Windows 10, as that is needed for participation in the beta program.

Available in Beta for Windows 10

Real-time ray tracing for Windows 10 pushes Minecraft’s graphical boundaries even more! Through partnership with NVIDIA, we’re bringing ray tracing to DirectX capable devices, such as GeForce RTX GPU. Experience it in selected Marketplace worlds, available for free download!

Get inspired

Discover ray tracing enhanced worlds from creators including Elysium Fire, Gemini Tay, Blockworks, Razzleberries, Dr_Bond, and more.

Light up your world

Learn how to create your own ray tracing-enhanced worlds with documentation on the wiki. Build your own textures that take advantage of the new physically-based rendering (PBR) system, and sideload your world to experience your creation in all its ray tracing glory!

If you are looking for how to sign-up for the Minecraft with RTX Windows 10 beta, please be sure you read the requirements before enrolling. You can read more at: https://aka.ms/rtxbetafaq

You will need to own the digital version of the game. For the beta, disc owners are not supported - sorry!

Joining the Minecraft Beta on Windows 10:

  • 1. Go to the Store app on a Windows 10 PC.
  • 2. Search for the Xbox Insider Hub app.
  • 3. Download and install Xbox Insider Hub.
  • 4. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  • 5. Navigate to Insider content > Minecraft Beta.
  • 6. Select Join.
  • 7. Have fun and find bugs!