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Minecraft with Ray Tracing Known Issues List

Updated: 8 December 2020

Welcome to the Minecraft with Ray Tracing Known Issues List! 

  • Have a suggestion? Head over to feedback.minecraft.net and let us know 
  • Found a bug that’s not listed here? Report it on bugs.mojang.com (screenshots/videos please!) 
  • Please be sure you are on a release version of Minecraft that is 1.16.200 or higher

Minimum Requirements for the Minecraft with Ray Tracing: 

  • What are the minimum requirements to experience physically based rendering (PBR) and ray tracing in Minecraft for Windows 10? 

    • OS (Operation Systems): Windows 10 64-bit 
    • GPU: DirectX hardware ray tracing capable GPU like NVIDIA's GeForce RTX GPUs 
    • Hardware: PC; Virtual reality headsets and Mixed Reality (MR) headsets are not supported 
    • CPU: Intel Core i5 or equivalent 
    • RAM: >8 GB of RAM  
    • Version of Minecraft: 1.16.200 or higher  

Please note that at this time ray tracing cannot be enabled for all world seeds. To experience ray tracing you can either (1) download a free ray tracing-enabled world from the Marketplace or (2) create your own textures that make us of the physically-based rendering system and sideload them into the game. You can find instructions for creating your own PBR content for Minecraft at http://aka.ms/raytracingdocs 

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Top Known Issues when Ray Tracing is Enabled: 

  • In the first-person mode, the whole character is not reflected in mirrors 
  • In the high field of view modes, hands may appear disjointed from the body and will disappear when holding an object  
  • Some objects are rendered in front of glass when placed behind  
  • Some Character Creator items may render incorrectly  
  • Game window flickers and scrambles during screen resizing 

Physically Based Materials and Texture Pack Authoring: 

  • At this time there is no support for authoring PBR materials for entities, skins, or Character Creator items 

Other Known Issues: 

  • Data driven blocks are currently not supported in Ray Tracing worlds
  • Villagers with professions are spawning with unemployed villager clothes on 
  • Mooshroom's mushrooms are glowing slightly in the dark 
  • Slime mob has no face 
  • White/Grey Horses change their coat colors when wearing Leather Horse Armors 
  • Invisibility status has no effect on Enderman, Spider, Cave Spider, and Phantom 
  • Stars are completely visible through clouds 
  • Underwater TNT Block looks like a normal TNT block 
  • Hopper from Minecart with Hopper does not have its interior rendered 
  • After throwing a Trident, the screen goes black for a moment 
  • Firework Rockets have black textures during launching animation 
  • Skin animations are absent with ray tracing enabled (i.e. blinking) 
  • Particle effects are not visible through transparent blocks held in the hand 
  • Blocks pushed by Pistons flash white 
  • Water is clipping through Boats 
  • Some Door and Trapdoor models render incorrectly when opened 
  • Torch flame is slightly offset from Torch stem when viewed through Glass 
  • Adjusting brightness in Video Settings Menu has no in-game effect 
  • Black square under Player's position while using a Locator Map 
  • Particles from destroyed blocks have the same brightness regardless of the time of day 




Last Updated - 2021-08-02 16:22:52 UTC

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