In the wake of last week’s GeForce RTX 20-series announcements, today NVIDIA has released driver version 399.07 WHQL, bringing Game Ready support for the Battlefield V Open Beta, as well as support for F1 2018, Immortal: Unchained, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, Strange Brigade, and Switchblade. Just as importantly, 399.07 additionally consolidates the recent 398.86 and 398.98 hotfixes, the former resolving windowed G-Sync stuttering on Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and the latter resolving LA Noire VR and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta issues.
The Battlefield V Open Beta starts September 6, with early access on September 4 for Battlefield V pre-orders and Origin/EA Access subscription members. For NVIDIA, the upcoming Battlefield V (10/19/18) is also acting as a ‘flagship’ title of sorts for Turing’s real-time raytracing effects, alongside Shadow of the Tomb Raider (9/14/18) and Metro Exodus (2/22/19). Since GeForce Turing has yet to launch, Battlefield V’s various real-time raytracing effects are not applicable to the Open Beta, and because those effects are built on the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API that has yet to release in full, the timeline is not clear.
The situation underlines, of course, the important caveat to Turing’s forward-looking features: explicit developer support in games. Displayed prominently at Gamescom 2018 and on their website, the three titles are part of 22 total games that NVIDIA have announced are supporting at least one RTX platform feature, which includes various real-time raytracing effects and deep learning super sampling (DLSS).