Ray tracing coming to Halo Infinite multiplayer on Xbox Series X

By Tom West,

Halo Infinite Season 3: Echoes Within has just kicked off and added ray-traced sun shadows to the game's multiplayer portion on PC — 343 has confirmed that the feature is coming to Xbox Series X in the future.

Season 3: Echoes Within is the "biggest multiplayer update" for Halo Infinite yet, adding a host of new Forge features, additional localisation support, and more. It also adds ray-traced sun shadows to the game's multiplayer on PC, and 343 Industries has said we can expect to see it come to Xbox Series X in a future update.

343 Industries adds ray tracing to Halo Infinite multiplayer on PC

343 announced the upcoming Xbox Series X ray tracing support on the Season 3 patch notes, but if you play Halo Infinite on PC, and have a machine powerful enough to run ray tracing, it's available now. The feature affects the shadows cast by the sun on multiplayer maps — it's not available in the campaign — giving the maps a more detailed look with vivid shadowing.

To enable the feature, head to the in-game Settings and navigate to the Video tab. Here you'll find a Raytracing header and below it the Raytraced Sun Shadows option. You'll need to be running DXR Tier 1.1, as well as an AMD Radeon 6000 or GeForce RTX 2000 graphics card as a minimum. If you don't meet the required specs, the ray tracing option will be greyed out for you, so you don't throttle your system.

Halo Infinite is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Game Pass, and PC Game Pass — check out some of the games coming to Game Pass in the future if you fancy getting excited for something after Halo Infinite Season 3.

Would you be interested in running ray tracing on Xbox Series X? Drop a comment below and let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.
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