AMD Radeon 19.2.1 driver brings support for Respawn's APEX Legends and The Division 2 beta

Alongside Nvidia, AMD has also launched a new driver today. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 driver suite has support for Respawn Entertainment's new game, APEX Legends, and Ubisoft's The Division 2 Private Beta, as well as some additional performance improvements for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Respawn is currently in the middle of unveiling APEX Legends on Twitch for those interested in checking the new shooter out, which is rumored to be a battle royale game. Meanwhile, the upcoming closed beta of The Division 2 is slated to begin on February 7, and this driver is recommended for those jumping in with AMD graphics cards.

As for the Assassin's Creed Odyssey improvements, AMD says the new driver performs up to 5% faster when using an RX Vega 64 GPU. Note that the improvements should apply in some form to the company's entire GCN line-up of graphics cards.

Here are the fixed and known issues of this release:

Fixed Issues

  • Battlefield™ V players may experience character outlines stuck on screen after being revived.
  • Radeon Settings may fail to install while doing a software update on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations.
  • Some displays may experience a loss of video when launching a fullscreen application with Radeon FreeSync enabled.
  • Anthem™ may experience a white screen or corruption while playing or launching the game.
  • Radeon Settings may experience a crash if the user changes tabs quickly with a very large game list.
  • Fixed an issue where Radeon Settings update notifications may suggest older driver releases to upgrade to.
  • HDMI Underscan settings may not retain after system restart.
  • Radeon ReLive may intermittently experience captured recordings or Instant Replays with inverted colors.

Known Issues

  • Mouse lag or system slowdown is observed for extended periods of time with two or more displays connected and one display switched off.
  • Game Advisor may fail to load compatibility information for games when the gaming library is very large.
  • Pixel Format settings may not retain after system restart.
  • Scene Editor may have issues with scrolling when many elements are added to a scene.
  • Custom settings in Radeon WattMan may sometimes fail to apply on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products.
  • Game and VR Streaming options may be missing in Radeon Settings after a clean installation or Radeon Software upgrade.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.1 driver is available to download through the links listed on its release notes page. The option to upgrade from a previous driver version is also available, which can be found on the Radeon Settings interface on Windows.

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