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NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 442.50 WHQL driver.

The driver fixes a crash issue in Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends.

It also brings day-one support for The Division 2’s first expansion, Warlords of New York, which brings players back to the original game’s setting – the Big Apple. The expansion raises the level cap to 40 and comprises the first of multiple, new endgame activities.


The 442.50 driver also includes day-one support for another expansion, ARK: Genesis. The season pass includes two expansion packs, as well as an in-game robotic AI companion called “HLN-A” to help players survive in a simulation ripe with dangerous creatures.


Lastly, NVIDIA’s driver adds support for three G-SYNC Compatible displays. These are the AOC AG271FZ2, AOC AG271F1G2, and ASUS PG43U. A full list of G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE, and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors can be accessed here.

Users can download NVIDIA’s Game Ready 442.50 WHQL driver on the GeForce driver page, or through GeForce Experience. Check out the full release notes here.

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]

Open Issues in Version 442.50 WHQL

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

  • [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.

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