According to Blizzard, the newest option within Shadowlands uses DirectX Ray Tracing 1.1 (DXR 1.1) and also a DXR 1.1-capable driver must use Ray Traced Shadows.We've included the shared contrast screenshots down under. As may be observed in those shots, and as may have been anticipated, the effects of Ray Traced Shadows aren't that clear but do appear to be stronger in darker regions with low lighting.
Blizzard has updated their minimal required spec to include 100GB storage space for both SSDs and hard drives. However, they warn players that functionality of your hard drive might influence Shadowland's gaming experience.
A couple of Shadowlands beta testers have reported that running the game on an HDD hasn't affected their performance or gameplay in any substantial way.