Nvidia's New GeForce Drivers Get You Ready For Valorant's Release

The latest Game-Ready driver includes support for Valorant, Crucible, and DirectX 12 Ultimate.


The latest Game Ready Driver for Nvidia graphics cards is out now, and it helps lay the foundation for the future of games aiming to utilize Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Support for DirectX 12 Ultimate was added in the latest Windows 10 May update by Microsoft, and Nvidia's latest driver now lets developers planning to work with the new API utilize their Nvidia GPUs.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Valorant Launch Date Announcement Trailer

DirectX 12 Ultimate aims to streamline many new next-gen rendering features across a broader spectrum of engines, including more performant ray-tracing, variable-rate shading, mesh shading, and more. Its benefits won't be seen in games just yet, but this update ensures Nvidia is as up-to-date with Microsoft's API updates as it was with the dawn of ray-tracing and DirectX 12 in 2018.

The update also adds performance improvements for three games specifically, some of which are releasing imminently. Valorant, the new competitive shooter from League of Legends developer Riot Games, launches on June 2, and today's driver update should ensure the best performance at launch. The driver also adds optimizations for Amazon's Crucible, which launched last week, as well as Minecraft Dungeons, which launches today on Windows 10 and Xbox Game Pass.

You can download the latest drivers here, or through Nvidia's Geforce Experience.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story