Fans of first-person shooters know that Battlefield V is launching November 20, and the countdown to that launch is on. Battlefield V has some steep system requirements if you want to enjoy the real-time raytracing feature, but the minimum and recommended PC specs for other modes of the game aren't that stringent. Whichever brand of graphics card you are using, there are new optimized drivers out right now for Battlefield V.
NVIDIA's optimized drivers are dubbed GeForce Game Ready 416.81 WHQL and can be grabbed via the GeForce Experience application or downloaded manually here. The notes on the driver listing everything that NVIDIA has addressed in this release can be found here. That multi-page PDF document also outlines known issues with the driver update and should be read through before you install the updated drivers. Gamers looking forward to Battlefield V on systems using Radeon graphics cards have Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 to grab here. These drivers are meant to address more than just Battlefield V, but AMD promises gains in performance for BFV Early Access players.
- Up to 8% faster performance in Battlefield V with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 at 1920x1080. RS-231
- Up to 9% faster performance in Battlefield V with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 at 1920x1080.
Fixed issues in the driver include:
- When using Radeon Overlay on system configurations with the latest Windows10 October 2018 Update some users may experience intermittent instability or game crashes.
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins may experience an application crash while launching or playing the game in Windows 7.
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus may experience corruption when viewing lava or water.
- Strange Brigade may experience intermittent application crashes when using DirectX 12 API.
- Radeon Overlay may not appear when toggled on systems with multiple displays when Battlefield V is running.
- Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.
- Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.