Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition GeForce Game Ready Driver Released

By Andrew Burnes on March 19, 2024 | Featured Stories Drivers

Our latest Game Ready Driver primes your PC or laptop for Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition. Featuring day-one support for DLSS 3, DLAA and Reflex, you’ll want to download and install our new driver for the definitive experience when using these technologies in the critically acclaimed game.

Our latest driver Game Ready Driver also includes support for the latest DLSS 3.5 update for Portal with RTX, which introduces DLSS Ray Reconstruction and NVIDIA RTX IO. Plus, there’s support for 11 G-SYNC Compatible gaming displays, and 2 new Optimal Settings, enabling you to jump into the latest games with a great performance and image quality, without the need to manually tweak settings.

Download and install the new GeForce Game Ready Driver from the Drivers tab of the NVIDIA app, GeForce Experience or GeForce.com, and read on to learn more.

Game Ready For Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition

Join Aloy as she braves the distant lands of Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition, the critically-acclaimed sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. Launching March 21st, the Complete Edition also includes Burning Shores, the story expansion that picks up after the conclusion of the main game, along with bonus content.

Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.

Two 4K screenshots from the PC release of Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition

When Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition is released, GeForce RTX gamers can activate DLSS 3 from day-one to multiply their performance, while those with fast enough frame rates can use DLAA to maximize their image quality. And to make gameplay even more responsive, players can enable Reflex to reduce system latency. 

Without DLSS Super Resolution or Frame Generation, GeForce RTX 4080 owners can use the Very High graphics preset at 4K and play at 60 FPS, per Sony’s official Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition system requirements. At 1440p, using the High preset, Sony recommends a GeForce RTX 3070 for 60 FPS gameplay, and with the many scalable in-game options, cards dating back to the GeForce GTX 1650 can play at lower resolutions and detail levels.

With DLSS Super Resolution and Frame Generation, performance is substantially faster, enabling gamers to play with increased levels of detail at higher resolutions.

For more about the PC edition of Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition, watch the features trailer below, and return to GeForce.com on March 21st for our Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition max setting DLSS 3 performance charts.


Portal with RTX DLSS 3.5 & RTX IO Update Available Now

Portal with RTX reimagines Valve’s timeless classic using full ray tracing, also known as path tracing, to accurately model the real-world properties of light, and how that light affects every surface and object. Illumination, shadows, reflections, refraction, and everything in between are all a result of the fully ray traced world and their interactions with upgraded assets, adding dazzling detail and dynamism to levels and effects.

Portal with RTX has now upgraded to NVIDIA DLSS 3.5, leveraging its AI-powered Ray Reconstruction technology to improve the fidelity of full ray tracing, and the responsiveness of dynamic lighting effects. And with the introduction of NVIDIA RTX IO, texture loading times are accelerated, and the file size of the game has been reduced.

Download the update now on Steam, and get all the details about the tech upgrades, watch comparison videos, and check out DLSS 3.5 performance charts in our Portal with RTX NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 and RTX IO article.

NVIDIA App Beta Available To Download Now

Whether you're a gaming enthusiast or a content creator, the NVIDIA app simplifies the process of keeping your PC updated with the latest NVIDIA drivers, and enables quick discovery and installation of NVIDIA applications like GeForce NOW, NVIDIA Broadcast and NVIDIA Omniverse.

Featuring a unified GPU control center, the NVIDIA app allows fine-tuning of game and driver settings from a single place, while introducing a redesigned in-game overlay for convenient access to powerful gameplay recording tools, performance monitoring overlays, and game enhancing filters, including innovative new AI-powered filters for GeForce RTX users.

This initial beta release incorporates many of the top features from our existing apps, optimizes the user experience, includes an optional login to redeem bundles and rewards, and introduces new RTX capabilities to elevate your gaming and creative experiences.

By installing the app, your gaming experience can be enhanced by using new AI-powered Freestyle Filters. RTX HDR seamlessly adds HDR (High Dynamic Range) to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) games, while RTX Dynamic Vibrance improves upon the NVIDIA Control Panel Digital Vibrance feature, further improving visual clarity in games.


Unlock HDR gaming with RTX HDR (image simulated for SDR displays; click here to load a fullscreen 4K comparison). Download the HDR source image for comparison on HDR displays here, and the SDR image here

Download the beta here, and get the full lowdown about the NVIDIA app beta and its features in our NVIDIA app beta launch article.

Support For Newly Validated G-SYNC Compatible Displays

Our newest Game Ready Driver also adds support for 11 G-SYNC Compatible displays that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother and more enjoyable.

Manufacturer Model HDR Size Panel Type Resolution VRR Range
AOC Q27G4 No 27 IPS 2560x1440 48-180Hz
AOC Q27G20XM No 27 IPS 2560x1440 48-180Hz
ASUS PG32UCDM Yes 32 OLED 3840x2160 48-240Hz
ASUS VG259QR No 24.5 IPS 1920x1080 48-144Hz
ASUS XG27ACS No 27 IPS 2560x1440 48-180Hz
LG 27GS75Q/27GS75QX Yes 27 IPS 2560x1440 48-180Hz
LG 32GS75Q/32GS75QX Yes 32 IPS 2560x1440 48-180Hz
LG 34GS95QB/34GS95QE Yes 34 OLED 3440x1440 48-240Hz
LG 39GS95QE/39GS95QX Yes 39 OLED 3440x1440 48-240Hz
LG 45GS96QB Yes 45 OLED 3440x1440 48-240Hz
Samsung Odyssey G93SC Yes 49 OLED 5120x1440 48-240Hz

These newly-validated monitors give gamers even more choice when searching for a great gaming display. For a complete list of all G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE, and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, check out our handy and frequently updated G-SYNC page, which can be sorted and filtered, helping you quickly find the ideal display.

Optimal Settings For New Games

One-click optimal settings in GeForce Experience and the NVIDIA app enable you to instantly configure game options for your system’s hardware, giving you smooth, optimized gameplay. Over 1200 titles are supported, and since our last driver release we’ve added support for 2 more:

  • Helldivers 2
  • Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun

GeForce Game Ready Driver - Download Now

Learn more about GeForce Game Ready Drivers here, and download the new GeForce Game Ready 551.86 WHQL driver through GeForce Experience, the NVIDIA app beta, or from GeForce.com.

If you experience any technical issues with the new Game Ready drivers please post a detailed report on the GeForce.com Driver Feedback Forum, where our Customer Care team can better assist you. And if you’re looking for a full list of fixes in this driver, for previously-reported issues, head here.