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New nVidia Driver Should Finally Fix the Flickering Issue!

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It's been a long wait (ever since the Shadowlands beta, in fact), but it seems users with the flickering issues can finally rest easy, at least according to nVidia.

While there have been several partial solutions to this issue already, they all required players to sacrifice something, be it disable DX12 or have to do very detailed editing of config files. But now that should all be over, as nVidia have released a new driver that claims to fix it, as spotted by BrokenArrowX! The fix is even the very first one on the list

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 471.11

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

[World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]

You can download the driver here, but some users report other issues with it outside of WoW (like Chrome flickering, but this has been a known issue even before this particular driver).

Hopefully this ends the disco effects many players have had to deal with, and just in case you never came across this issue (lucky you), here's a (pretty intense) example of it in action from a few months ago. Not all the issues were this severe, however:

And a less severe, but nonetheless very annoying one:

Source.

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the dl servers are melting it seems cant download it with geforce experience or manually through the website
seems i have to wait

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Please let us know if these drivers work for you, with DX12 enabled. Especially, if you had the issue and either used the "DX11 fix" or simply reverted to older drivers. Thanks!

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The new geforce driver reduced my main monitor resolution to 600. The only way to fix it was to manually install the previous driver

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2 hours ago, blacktiger1974 said:

Still flickering. Tested inside Necrolord covenant. Maybe even worse after this driver.

Thats what blizzard gets for shitcode and implementing a ton of soulless assets into the game

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On 6/23/2021 at 6:46 PM, Andser said:

Thats what blizzard gets for shitcode and implementing a ton of soulless assets into the game

You do know that this is a Proprietary driver blizzard has no real influence about it and this flickery issue is not an exlusice wow problem its and issue in other games to so the blame is on nvidia not blizzard but yeah hate train is good for the posting counter i guess

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On 6/25/2021 at 12:02 PM, Nayrusa said:

You do know that this is a Proprietary driver blizzard has no real influence about it and this flickery issue is not an exlusice wow problem its and issue in other games to so the blame is on nvidia not blizzard but yeah hate train is good for the posting counter i guess

There are open source drivers, if you want to vendor lock, go ahead, blizzard went the easy way and stayed with DirectX API. They could have started a trend for OpenGL or atleast Vulkan by now, which fixes a lot of crap, OpenGL having the advantage of being, imagine the shock, open-source, stuff like this flickering happens not only because of a proprietary driver but also worse and worse access to lower level interfaces which is a complete *filtered* move of the type "We know how things are done, don't you dare try something else" that big corporations propagate once they acquire mindless followers.

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