AMD smooths out Battlefield 2042 crashes with latest Radeon GPU driver update

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With AMD's latest driver update, Adrenalin 21.11.2, players who have been experiencing timeouts and crashes in Battlefield 2042 (opens in new tab) caused by their GPU should see those problems disappear, and could even see up to 15% performance increases in 4K ultra.

The official release notes from AMD (opens in new tab) outlines the fixes made, while a tweet from fan-run Battlefield twitter BFBulletin notes many are experiencing performance boosts thanks to the update.

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Depending on whether you're are packing an RX 6900 XT (opens in new tab), RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab), or RX 6700 XT (opens in new tab), you could be looking at 14%, 15% or 11% upticks in performance (respectively) at UHD, with graphics set to ultra. And the new Adrenalin driver doesn't stop there.

Should you feel like taking a break from the drudgeries of war to do a little long haul flight, or escape to the country to plant some grain, the new driver also targets Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition, as well as Farming Simulator 22. So, you should see these games running optimally as well.

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It also comes with support for additional Vulkan extensions (opens in new tab), as well as a fix for the Multimedia Athena Dumps folder's elevated disk space consumption issue.

Oh, and in case anyone's still playing DayZ in this day and age (okay, I admit I still have it downloaded), the stuttering and poor performance issues associated with cards such as the RX 5700 XT (opens in new tab) should be no more.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for two years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.