Shadow of the Tomb Raider Game Ready Driver Released

By Andrew Burnes on September 10, 2018 | Featured Stories Drivers

Our new GeForce Game Ready driver is optimized for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Open Beta, and the Early Access release of Assetto Corsa Competizione. To download and install, simply fire up GeForce Experience and click the "Drivers" tab.

Game Ready For Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft’s story continues this week with the release of Crystal Dynamics’ Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time, Lara sets off for South America, hot on the trail of Trinity and new relics hidden in the titular tombs.

As with Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara’s adventure looks and plays best on PC thanks to the addition of graphics-enhancing technologies, faster framerates, and higher rendering resolutions. For a taste, check out the Shadow of the Tomb Raider tech trailer below.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider visuals will be further enhanced by the addition of NVIDIA RTX Ray-Traced Shadows in a post-release patch. These new, cutting-edge shadows mirror reality closer than any shadow technique seen previously, delivering lifelike videogame shadowing for the very first time. To learn more, check out our Shadow of the Tomb Raider NVIDIA RTX article, and the video below.


If you’re eager to start playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, customers who pre-order the Croft Edition or Deluxe Edition of the game get early access from September 12th, with the general release following on September 14th. For further details, head to the game’s Steam store page.


For the best possible experience, be sure to download and install the new Game Ready driver, which contains day-1 fixes and improvements that ensure a fantastic time from the second you hit Play.

Game Ready For Other Anticipated Titles

The new Game Ready driver is also a must-have if you’re intending to play the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC Open Beta later this week, or the Early Access release of sim-racer Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Performance, stability, and all-round optimization is improved with Game Ready drivers, so it’s recommended you download and install to ensure the best possible experience from the second you hit play.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC Open Beta

In Blackout, the Black Ops universe comes to life in one massive Battle Royale experience, combining Black Ops’ signature combat and the biggest map in Call of Duty history. Play as fan favorite characters, and battle through iconic settings from the Black Ops universe.

It’s a collision course bringing together the worlds of Black Ops in an all-out survival and elimination experience featuring weapons, equipment, land, air and sea vehicles, and even Zombies, in an experience that is uniquely Black Ops.


Starting September 14th at 10am PT, PC pre-purchase customers can gain access to the early access day of the Blackout PC Open Beta*. Then on September 15th at 10am PT, all gamers with a Blizzard account can join in the fun via the Blizzard Desktop App, until the Open Beta concludes on September 17th at 10am PT.

For further info on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Blackout Open Beta, head here.

Assetto Corsa Competizione

If you like realistic racing, the Early Access release of Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa Competizione on September 12th is well worth investigating. It’s the new official Blancpain GT Series videogame, it builds upon the critically-acclaimed work that Kunos started in 2014 with Assetto Corsa, and it’ll add NVIDIA RTX Ray Tracing at a later date, taking its visuals to previously-unachievable heights.


If you wish to learn more, head to Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Steam store page.

GeForce Game Ready Driver - Download Now

You can download the new GeForce Game Ready 399.24 WHQL drivers through GeForce Experience, our free, essential, game and system-enhancing application, which also records and streams gameplay, and grants you access to giveaways.

If you experience any technical issues with the new Game Ready drivers please post a detailed report on the GeForce Driver Feedback Forum, where our Customer Care team can better assist you. A list of fixes in this driver for previously-reported issues can be found here.


*The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Open Beta starts September 15, 2018 on PC. Early Access starts September 14, 2018. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Blackout Beta subject to change. Limited time only, while beta codes last. Internet connection required.