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24 Feb 2021

Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Enable Ray Tracing, All Supported Games

Xbox Series S and Series X both sport ray tracing, a lighting technique that essentially maps light straight from the source.

It was too much for last-gen consoles to handle, but even the Xbox Series S, the cheapest way to get into the new generation, is capable of handling this new feature!

Unfortunately, there's no way to turn it on at the system level, so developers will need to implement it – but luckily, it looks as though they're already on board.

These are the games you want to be playing if you want to enjoy the new console you just got for Christmas!

See those rays, trace them with your eyes! Source: Xbox

Xbox Series S and Series X: How To Enable Ray Tracing

Check out all of the games capable of using ray tracing on Xbox Series S and Series X below:

  • Bright Memory: Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Call of the Sea
  • Chorus: Rise as One
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Xbox Series X only, no RT on Series S)
  • Enlisted
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Gears 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Maneater
  • NBA 2K21
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Poker Club
  • RIDE 4
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
  • The Medium
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Of course, plenty of new games will target ray-tracing, so expect this list to grow.

CD Projekt Red has confirmed next-gen enhancements for Cyberpunk 2077 are planned, which is likely to be a perfect showcase for the tech.

Then there's the potential for developers to add it to Xbox One games that are moving to Series S/X.

We don't know of any yet, but we'll be sure to keep this list updated as we hear more.