Nvidia's 442.59 WHQL driver delivers Call of Duty Warzone support

Call of Duty: Warzone is out later today as a brand new battle royale experience from Infinity Ward and Nvidia has already readied a driver for it. The GeForce Game Ready 442.59 WHQL driver is said to deliver optimizations for the game while also bringing in a suite of bug fixes as usual for these releases.

Nvidia doesn't detail what exactly are these optimizations, but this is a recommended install for any GeForce graphics card owners planning to jump into Warzone.

There aren't any new additions to the G-Sync monitor compatibility list or any other features included in this driver. So, going straight into the bug fixes, here's the full list:

  • [NBA 2K20]: The game crashes with some flashing. [200568482]
  • [Notebook][VR]: Blue-screen crash occurs when connecting a VR headset to the notebook. [2879605/2867038]
  • [Windows 7]: Implemented a check in the installer to verify that the Microsoft SHA2 support patches are installed on the user system. If the patches are not installed, then the driver installation will not continue. This is to prevent potential issues during or after the driver install. [200592190].

Here are the known issues still being worked on by the Nvidia driver team:

  • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: ShadowPlay and Screenshot capture does not work with Windows 7 (200593494)
  • [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched from DirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934] Windows 10 Issues [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [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.

The Nvidia 442.59 WHQL-certified Game Ready driver's release notes are available here. Download links for the driver can be seen below, while it can also be upgraded using the GeForce Experience app on Windows.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

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