Driver Update: GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50 WHQL

Nvidia has released new stable GeForce drivers. The drivers are version number 442.50 WHQL, are compatible with Windows 7 and above, and can be used on cards based on the Kepler architecture or newer. This release includes improvements for the games Zombie Army: Dead War 4, Apex Legends Season 4 and Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story, as well as several bug fixes. The complete release notes are below:

The new Game Ready Driver provides optimal support for

  • Apex Legends: Season 4
  • The Division 2 – Warlords of New York expansion
  • ARK: Genesis Part 1.

New Features and Other Changes

  • Added security updates for driver components.
    See the NVIDIA Security Bulletin 4996 for details.
  • VRSS profiles added for the following VR applications to enable VRSS.
    • VRChat
    • Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
    • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
    • Doctor Who
    • PokerStarsVR

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Apex Legends]: The game may crash with error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG 0x887A0006. [2679551]
  • [Mortal Kombat]: The game may randomly crash to the desktop without error [2813996]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan][HDR]:Corrupted flickering occurs when in-game HDR is enabled. [200585136]
  • [Battleye][Low-Latency Mode]: Launching Battleye with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set to Ultra may cause DWM to reset. [2834199]
  • [Twitch Studio]: The app shows corruption when Image Sharpening is enabled globally from the NVIDIA Control Panel [2811830]
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed crashes when playing in a water level. [2826669]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan]: Game may flicker when in-game HDR is enabled. [200585136]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan]: Random crashes occur during gameplay on Pascal and older GPUs.[2822927]

Windows 7 Open Issues

  • [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched from DirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934]

Windows 10 Open Issues

  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
  • [Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641]
    To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.

Version number 442.50 WHQL
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website nVidia
File size 529.60MB
License type Freeware