Intel preps for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty with Arc Graphics Driver WHQL

Intel Arc ahead of the curve, yet again.

Intel Arc Graphics Driver

Intel has released WHQL driver version for Intel Arc and Iris Xe graphics products. The biggest highlight would have to be Game On driver support for Wo long: Fallen Dynasty releasing this Friday.

A Souls-like action RPG with a fantasy twist, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is set in the Three Kingdoms era of China and developed by Team Ninja. The very same developers that brought us a slew of popular titles including Ninja Gaiden, a good few Dead or Alive entries, and most recently, another popular Souls-like RPG series, Nioh. Certainly one to keep an eye on, and the game releases this Friday, March 3, on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.

Destiny 2: Lightfall also receives Game On driver support, that are further optimisations for Halo Infinite, and fixes for a few issues encountered on various Intel Arc Graphics and Intel Core processor products.

The included patch notes read as follows:

Gaming Highlights
Intel Game On Driver support on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Destiny 2: Lightfall
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Game performance optimizations on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Halo Infinite (DX12)

Fixed Issues
Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Halo Infinite (DX12) may exhibit color corruption during gameplay when Reflections settings are enabled.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan) may experience application crash in benchmark mode when Screen Type is Fullscreen.

Intel Core Processor Products:

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (DX12) may exhibit texture or striped corruption during gameplay.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (DX12) may exhibit texture or striped corruption during gameplay.Dirt 5 (DX12) may exhibit texture corruption in the skybox.

Known Issues
Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Sea of Thieves (DX11) may exhibit color corruption on water edges.
  • Conqueror’s Blade (DX11) may exhibit corruption in benchmark mode.
  • The Riftbreaker (DX12) may exhibit black line corruption with the Xbox Game Pass version.
  • System may hang while waking up from sleep. May need to power cycle the system for recovery.
  • GPU hardware acceleration may not be available for media playback and encode with some versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Blender may exhibit corruption while using Nishita Sky texture node.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics Products:

  • Driver installation may not complete successfully on certain notebook systems with both Intel Iris Xe + Iris Xe MAX devices. A system reboot and re-installation of the graphics driver may be required for successful installation.

Intel Core Processor Products:

  • Total War: Warhammer III (DX11) may experience an application crash when loading battle scenarios.
  • Conqueror’s Blade (DX12) may experience an application crash during game launch.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (DX12) may experience application instability during gameplay.

Intel Arc Control Known Issues:

  • Windows UAC Admin is required to install and launch Arc Control.
  • The Live Performance Monitoring page may not apply the desired removal of some performance metric tiles.
  • The Resizable Bar status may show an incorrect value on systems with multiple Intel Graphics Adapters.
  • Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
  • Using Arc Control Studio capture with AVC codec selected may incorrectly use the HEVC codec
  • Modifying performance sliders may fail to apply back to their default values. A workaround is to use the “Reset to Defaults” button.

If you’re interested, the drivers are available to download here. Also, kudos to Intel for being so consistent with driver support these last few months.