Ray Racing, the powerful graphics option available on PC (for those that have RTX GPUs) alongside PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, is all the rage these days. In essence, lighting in games is much more realistic and makes for some incredible scenes. But does Diablo 4, one of the most-anticipated games of the decade, support Ray Tracing?
This article explains if Diablo 4 will have a Ray Tracing option at launch for systems that support the feature and what you need to know about Blizzard's future plans.
Update on 23 March 2023: We've updated this article with the latest Diablo 4 Ray Tracing support details.
Don't forget that you can play in the Diablo 4 Open Beta starting running from 24 to 27 March 2023.
Diablo 4 Ray Tracing on PC, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S?
At launch on 6 June 2023, or 2 June for those with Early Access, Diablo 4 will NOT feature Ray Tracing support.
In an official blog post about Diablo 4's Open Beta, under the PC system requirements section, Blizzard explains:
During both the Open Beta and at launch, Diablo IV will not support ray tracing, but this is a feature we plan to add sometime after launch.
In case you missed it, check out the official Diablo 4 PC specs for Open Beta so you know if your gaming rig has what it takes.
When Will Ray Tracing Come to Diablo 4?
Blizzard does have plans to add Ray Tracing to Diablo 4 in the future. The developers didn't mention the platforms Ray Tracing would be available on. If we had to take a guess, it would be all platforms that support Ray Tracing, aka the Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Maybe not the Xbox Series S, but we will have to wait and see.
At the time of writing, there is no indication when Diablo 4 will receive Ray Tracing support. We will endeavor to update this section once the details have officially been announced.
While some might be disappointed that Ray Tracing is not in Diablo 4 at launch, the game already does look fantastic. Just take a gander at the World of Sanctuary video below to see the beautiful, dark, and moody graphics in action.
So there you have it; Diablo 4 does not have Ray Tracing support on any platform at launch. The game will get this graphics option in the future, and we will update you as soon as an official announcement is made.
For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:
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Class Mechanics: Sorcerer Enchantment System | Barbarian Arsenal | Rogue Specialization | Necromancer Book of the Dead | Druid Specialization |
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Quests: Ritual Tower Key | Forgive Me Side Quest | Traveler's Prayer Side Quest | Secret Of The Spring Riddle | Raising Spirits Side Quest |
General D4 Guides: Legendary & Gold Farming | Town Portal | Inventory Size | Stash Size | Beat Lilith's Lament | Beat Den Mother Boss | Beat Lord Avitus Boss | Beat Blood Bishop Boss | Reset Dungeons | Gathering Legions Guide | The Butcher Boss | Leave Dungeons | All Stronghold Locations |
Diablo 4 Tech Guides - Ray Tracing Support | Couch Co-Op | Server Regions | PC Requirements & File Size | Diablo 4 Servers Down? | Connection Issues Fix | Crashing Issues Fix | Unable To Install or Patch | Low FPS Fix | Error Code 34202 Fix | Disable Fog & Glare | Stuck in Queue Fix | Console Issues | PC Issues | Enable & Disable Chat Bubbles | Hit Max Level Fast | Best PC Settings High FPS | Error Code 395002 Fix | Error Code 316719 Fix | D4 on Steam Deck |
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Legendary Aspects - Codex of Power | Sorcerer Legendary Powers | Barbarian Legendary Powers | Rogue Legendary Powers | Necromancer Legendary Powers | Druid Legendary Powers
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World Bosses - Ashava | Avarice | Wandering Death | Beat Ashava | Ashava Spawn Location |
Diablo 4 Misc - Statue of Inarius Price & Specs | Wolf Pack Cosmetic | Codes | Diablo 4 Free-to-Play? | Mother's Inked Title | Collector's Edition | How To Respec | Stagger Mechanic | Patch Notes | Asmongold Diablo 4 Beta Thoughts |
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