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NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready 442.19 WHQL driver is now available. The update adds support for Rebellion’s undead co-op shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War, as well as Apex Legends: Season 4 and Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story. It also includes support for three new G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors.

For Zombie Army 4: Dead War, NVIDIA says that the new driver will allow GeForce RTX GPUs to hit “three digits at max settings” and most other configs to “run at over 60 FPS at 4K” at max settings. Gamers who are too lazy to run through the in-game options are encouraged to try GeForce Experience’s one-click Optimal Playable Settings.

As for G-SYNC Compatible displays, the newly validated monitors are the ASUS TUF GAMING VG259QM, Alienware AW2521HF, and LG 34GN850. All of these models utilize high-refresh IPS displays with DisplayHDR support.

NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready 442.19 driver also made improvements to Control Panel’s Max Frame Rate and VRSS features. The Max Frame Rate range has been increased to an extremely high 1000 FPS (from 20), while VRSS can now be enabled on the “Global” tab. This effectively activates VRSS in all supported games.

Fixed Issues in Version 442.19

  • [The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine]: The game may crash when a user reaches a specific cut scene. [2726931]
  • [Maxwell GPUs][OpenCL]: SETI@Home shows driver TDR occuring on Maxwell GPUs using OpenCL. [2739609]
  • [Call of Duty Modern Warfare]: Streaming of gameplay using OBS will randomly stop. [2743477]
  • [Battleye][Low-Latency Mode]: Launching Battleye with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set to Ultra may cause DWM to reset. [2775906]
  • [SLI+G-SYNC Stutter]: User may experience minor stuttering when using NVIDIA SLI in combination with G-SYNC. [2778783]
  • [Doom (2016)]: The game crashes when launched on GeForce 600/700 series (Kepler) GPUs [2791124]
  • [NVENC]: Memory leak occurs. [2805384]
  • [Multiple Apps][SLI][G-SYNC]: Stuttering and drop in frame rate occurs during gameplay with SLI and G-SYNC enabled [200566678]

Open Issues in Version 442.19

Windows 7 Issues

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

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Mortal Kombat]: The game may randomly crash to the desktop without error [2813996]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan][HDR]:Corrupted flickering occurs when in-game HDR is enabled. [200585136] To work around, either disable HDR or use DirectX 12 mode.
  • [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.

The complete release notes may be found here.

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