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
Download https://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers
File size 529.60MB
License type Freeware
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