We know many of you are super-excited about a particular game that is debuting on November 17th… This is a very special year for all Star Wars fans and on the gaming front (gotcha!) the early fun will actually begin as soon as next week. Battlefront fans, we’ve got you covered – with new AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers!
The Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta will begin on October 8th, and will be available to everyone for free on Origin till October 12th. To ensure you have as smooth experience as possible for this early taste of Battlefront, AMD has just released a new set of Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers featuring optimizations for the game. New drivers are also recommended to get best results in the Fable Legends: Benchmark in DirectX 12.
As always, the new release also features a bunch of bug fixes for previously known issues. These include:
-  Diablo 3 crashes in the Act 2 Desolate Sands area of the game.
-  The AMD Catalyst Control Center ‘update’ option fails to download the latest driver.
-  Dragon Age: Inquisition may crash if launched in Mantle mode.
-  The DirectX® Diagnostic tool does not report DirectX® 12 available on supported products.
-  World of Warships may crash on some AMD Radeon HD5000 and HD6000 series products.
-  Assassin’s Creed® Unity may experience minor frame stutter when AMD CrossFire™ mode is enabled.
-  Anti Aliasing settings not being retained after changes are applied.
-  Some BENQ 144hz Freesync™ monitors may lose the signal while uninstalling the driver.
-  DiRT Rally™ crashes during gameplay and benchmarking when launched in DirectX® 11 mode on some BENQ 144HZ Freesync monitors.
AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers are now available for download from the AMD Download Center for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 32- and 64-bit systems, with support for Radeon 300, 200, HD 8000, HD 7000, HD 6000 & HD 5000 Series.
Install these latest drivers to get your machine ready for the galactic battles during the technical test of Star Wars Battlefront. Keep in mind that the Beta won’t necessarily be the most representative version of the game. It’s first and foremost a technical stress test and a way for DICE to iron out inevitable bugs that may emerge when the build goes public. The Beta will be weight 11 GB and you can begin a pre-load on Wednesday, October 7th, at 1am PT/10am CET.
Learn more about the Open Beta of Star Wars Battlefront at the game’s official site.