NVIDIA’s Latest Hotfix Driver Addresses Black Screens, Game Crashes


NVIDIA has released hotfix driver version 456.71. You’ll want to grab this one if you’re experiencing black screens after launching games in full-screen mode when G-SYNC is enabled. The hotfix also addresses crashes in Fortnite when in-game RTX Shadows/Reflection is active, as well as lower frame rates in Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition when hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is turned on.

Original Support Notes:

GeForce Hotfix display driver version 456.71 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 456.55.

The hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • Launching a game in full screen mode may trigger a black screen on adaptive sync monitors if G-SYNC is enabled
  • [Fortnite] Game may experience crash when using in-game RTX Shadows/Reflection
  • [Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition] Enabling Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling results in lower frame rate

Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver – Click Here
Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver – Click Here

For assistance with choosing between Windows 10 Standard and DCH display driver, please visit the FAQ below:
NVIDIA DCH/Standard Display Drivers for Windows 10 FAQ

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