NVIDIA Preps For Destiny 2 With New Game Ready Driver

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅25.08.2017 15:40:02


Destiny's sequel and long-await PC debut is almost here as Activision prepare for the August 28th beta, and with any major PC launch you're going to want an updated set of graphics card drivers. Thankfully NVIDIA are once again ahead of the game with today's Game Ready Driver release (Release Version 385.41), including optimisations for Destiny 2 as well as new features for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.

As detailed on the Geforce.com Blog NVIDIA, Activision and Bungie are collaborating closely to integrate GamesWorks features into the game as well as optimise for higher resolutions and image quality settings. Recently Destiny 2 was demonstrated running at 4K 60fps, a rare feat for any game yet possible long before this game's official launch in late October.



Destiny 2 will support 4K HDR on launch, as well as NVIDIA SLI for improve performance on systems equipped with two discrete GPUs.

Furthermore, NVIDIA have renewed their GTX 10-series Destiny 2 promotion. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti alone, as part of a system, or laptop can qualify for a free copy of the game before it launches.

Destiny 2 System Spec Recommendations

Destiny 2 PC Beta Minimum System Requirements


CPU: Intel i3-3250, AMD FX-4350, or equivalent
GPU: GeForce GTX 660 / GeForce GTX 1050
RAM: 6GB

Destiny 2 PC Beta Recommended System Requirements

CPU: Intel i5-2400, AMD Ryzen R5 1600X, or equivalent
GPU: GeForce GTX 970 / GeForce GTX 1060
RAM: 8GB


PUBG with NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights, PES 2018 with NVIDIA Ansel

In addition to Destiny 2, the latest NVIDIA drivers also offer new features for a couple of other upcoming titles.



First up is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Currently one of the most popular games on Steam (despite its Beta development status), this Battle Royalé FPS still has quite a few kinks to iron out before it officially launches. However when it does launch it will already have support for NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights, a feature which is integrated directly into the game and automatically captures highlight moments as video without the player needing to lift a finger. Not content with this feature alone, PUBG will now also support HBAO+ for more realistic shadows on particularly high-performance systems equipped with NVIDIA GTX Graphics.

The latest Game Ready Driver also implements Ansel support for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, the first sports game to support this feature. [url=
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,[/url] described as a next-generation screenshotting tool, allows you to compose in-game screenshots high high accuracy, capture at extreme resolutions well beyond 4K, and even supports stereoscopic 360-degree images for VR display on HMDs or Smartphones. These screenshots can then be easily shared on social media using NVIDIA's purpose-built tool.

Additional Optimisations

Available on or before launch day, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers in these titles because NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and perfect gameplay. And as an additional verification of quality, every Game Ready Driver is WHQL-certified by Microsoft. These new drivers are dialed in for the official launch of Ark: Survival Evolved on August 29, F1 2017 on August 25 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 on Sept 12.


The latest drivers can be downloaded at https://www.geforce.com/drivers or through the GeForce Experience app. The GeForce 385.41 WHQL Game Ready driver also incorporates all the improvements made in prior driver generations.

Release Highlights

What’s New in Version 385.41 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day one.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Destiny 2 PC Open Beta, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, ARK: Survival Evolved, F1 2017, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and Quake Champions Early Access.

Feature Changes

Removed nvtray process.
- Effective with GeForce Experience 3.9 and later.
- Eliminated NVIDIA Tray icon from Windows task manager.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Destiny 2
- Faith of Danschant
- Lawbreakers
- Secret World Legends
- Starpoint Gemini Warlords

Whisper Mode Profiles

Added or updated the following Whisper Mode profiles:

- F1 2017
- Destiny 2 - beta

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

- Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 - Excellent

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 385.41

- [GeForce GTX 970][Quantum Break]: Drop in frame rate occurs when playing the game. [1955903]

Outstanding Issues in Version 385.41

Windows 10 Issues

- [SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. [1835763]

- [SLI + HDR][Multi-GPU][GeForce GTX 1080][Battlefield 1][DirectX 12]: Corruption occurs in the game. [200339275]

- [HDR][GeForce 1080][Battlefield 1]: There is heavy color saturation when the display is set to non-native resolutions and refresh rates. [200339279]

- [GeForce GTX 1070][Surround]: The [Ctrl+Alt+S] keyboard shortcut does not enable or disable Surround. [1932397]

- [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1080][G-Sync]: With G-Sync enabled, stuttering occurs when playing games on the external display. [1931970]

- [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti][The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth]: Low frame rate and lagging occurs when playing the game in full-screen mode. [200332803]

- [Notebook][Minecraft]: Low frame rates when playing the game in full-screen mode on Optimus notebooks. [1976442]


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