Every Xbox Series X game with ray tracing support in 2024
Xbox Series X games that include ray tracing feature more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections, but not every game supports it
The Xbox Series X supports ray tracing, a graphical technology that was not available on Xbox One or Xbox One X. But which Xbox titles feature ray tracing in 2024?
If you're new to ray tracing, here's what you need to know: it enables developers to implement realistic lighting, reflections, and shadows into video games, making virtual worlds look more believable and closer to real-life expectations.
However, not every Xbox Series X game has ray tracing support. Out of all the titles on our best Xbox Series X games list, only three games support ray tracing, which shows it isn’t a must-have feature for most players and is challenging to implement on the current hardware.
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That doesn’t mean ray tracing isn’t worthwhile, though. The main problem is that it takes a lot of processing power and therefore isn’t a priority for some developers or even gamers. You’ll almost always have to sacrifice resolution or frame rate if you want to enjoy ray tracing on consoles.
If you’re looking for every Xbox Series X game with ray tracing support, then, take a look at the titles below.
If you’re not interested in ray tracing and would rather play games at a higher frame rate, our PS5 120fps games and Xbox Series X 120fps games list every title that supports 120Hz. You can also see every PS5 game with ray tracing support.
Xbox Series X games with ray tracing
The majority of Xbox Series X games do not support ray tracing because it has a significant impact on performance. Titles that do support the feature rarely run at 60 frames per second (fps), so you can usually expect a drop in frame rate to 30fps if you want to experience the extra graphical fidelity ray tracing can provide.
While more games will probably have ray tracing support in the future, it's unrealistic to expect it in every new release.
Here’s every Xbox Series X game with ray tracing in 2024:
💙 Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
💭 Bright Memory: Infinite
🪖 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
🪖 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
🌊 Call of the Sea
👩🦰 Control: Ultimate Edition
🦾 Cyberpunk 2077
🇺🇸 Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
🌕 Deliver Us The Moon
😈 Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
🚘 Dirt 5
🔥 Doom Eternal
🧟♀️ Dying Light 2: Stay Human
💍 Elden Ring
🏎️ F1 21
🏎️ F1 22
🏎️ F1 23
🚘 Forza Motorsport
🗼 Ghostwire: Tokyo
🚨 Grand Theft Auto 5
🔫 Halo Infinite
👔 Hitman 3
🪄 Hogwarts Legacy
😱 Little Nightmares 2
🌌 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
🚇 Metro Exodus
🏀 NBA 2K21
👀 Observer: System Redux
🏫 Persona 3 Reload
👮♀️ Resident Evil 2
⭐️ Resident Evil 3
🪓 Resident Evil 4
🚪 Resident Evil 7
👒 Resident Evil Village
🏍️ Ride 4
✨ Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
🔫 The Callisto Protocol
⚔️ The Witcher 3: Wildhunt
🤖 Quantum Error
🏴 Watch Dogs Legion
Have we missed any Xbox Series X games with ray tracing support on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
What is ray tracing?
Ray tracing is a graphical technique that accurately simulates how light behaves in the real world. Instead of using “baked” lighting, which has several limitations, ray tracing can calculate how light reflects, refracts, and interacts with objects and materials. This can dramatically change the appearance of a game, as ray tracing comes in various forms such as ray traced reflections, shadows, and lighting, all working together to make things look more realistic.
The main issue with ray tracing, especially on consoles, is that it requires a lot of computational power. It’s why the majority of games that support ray tracing on Xbox Series X tend to sacrifice resolution and frame rate to make up for the expensive performance hit.
It’s fair to say that ray tracing is the future, but one that requires powerful hardware to get the most out of it. With that in mind, only a few Xbox Series X games will support ray tracing this generation.
Last updated: January 31, 2024