Darksiders 3 Nvidia Driver 417.01 WHQL Brings Performance Improvements, Fixes And More

Nvidia has a long history of working with developers and rolling out drivers that bring optimizations. Darksiders 3 is no exception as Nivida has rolled out Nvidia Driver 417.01 WHQL for Darksiders 3.

Nvidia Driver 417.01 WHQL for Darksiders 3 brings a number of fixes. These fixes include the game being playable at a higher FPS at 4K resolution and more. Here is the full list of fixes that Darksiders 3 Nvidia Driver 417.01 WHQL brings.

  • Monitor refresh rates higher than 30 Hz cannot be applied on 4k monitors. [2423614]
  • Frame Rate Limiter 2 may not work. [2423316]
  • [Turing GPUs]: Event ID 14 error may occur if CSM is disabled in the system BIOS.[2434721]
  • [GeForce TX 650]: Shadowplay recordings are corrupted. [2416982]
  • [G-Sync]: G-sync may not disengage after exiting games. [2418574]
  • [GeForce Experience][Ansel]: Ansel images appear incomplete when the resolution is set to 30x or greater. [2082395]

While Darksiders 3 Nvidia Driver 417.01 WHQL fixes some problem but, it also comes with known issues. You can check out the full release notes here.

Speaking of the game, Darksiders 3 reviews are a mixed bag. While some are appreciating the game, there are critics that don’t. At the time of writing Darksiders 3 Metacritic score stands at 65.

There a number of things that critics didn’t appreciate. However, the one constant among all of them are the technical issues like crashes and game freezing.

Interestingly, Gunfire Games rolled out Darksiders 3 patch 1.02 to fix these issues. However, instead of fixing the problems, the Darksiders 3 patch 1.02 has caused more prolems before the game has even launched.

Also, the game will not restrict players from choosing which boss to fight first. Meaning players can move on to the next boss if they find the current one too difficult.

This is the first time Darksiders franchise has introduced such feature. In Darksiders and Darksiders 2, it was mandatory to beat story bosses in a specific order or you won’t progress.

Darksiders 3 follows the adventures of Fury, sister to War, Death, and Strife. The game follows her adventures as she hunts down the seven deadly sins, who have escaped with the apocalypse prematurely triggering.

The story takes place during 100-year imprisonment of War after he was accused of conspiring with Demons to trigger the apocalypse. While it is yet to be confirmed but, reportedly the there are multiple Darksiders 3 endings.

Also, it is not clear if these endings will have an impact on the overall Darksiders 3 story arc. Nevertheless, I am personally excited to play the game as I am a big Darksiders fan.

Darksiders 3 is an action-adventure game developed by Gunfire Games. The game rolls out today for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.