Shadow of the Tomb Raider hotfix fixes crashes on RTX GPUs, visual corruption & flickering particles

EIDOS Montreal and Nixxes have released a hotfix for Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s patch 4. According to the release notes, this hotfix addresses the crashes when using the NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 or RTX2080Ti GPUs with specific driver and OS versions. These instant crashes really frustrated us and were present only when DX12 was enabled, so it’s at least great that Nixxes has addressed them so soon.

Moreover, this hotfix comes with a fix for visual corruption and flickering particles and waterfalls on certain GPU hardware and driver versions, as well as a fix for audio issues introduced by patch 235.3, related to the use of Windows Spatial Audio for Dolby Atmos.

Steam will download this hotfix the next time you launch its client (unless you are using a beta branch) and you can find its complete changelog below.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Hotfix Patch 4 Release Notes

  • Fix for audio issues introduced by patch 235.3, related to the use of Windows Spatial Audio for Dolby Atmos. For now we have disabled Atmos support while a full fix that will work for all players is under investigation.
  • Fix for crashes when using NVIDIA 2080 or 2080Ti NVIDIA GPU’s with specific driver and OS versions. 
  • Fix for visual corruption and flickering particles and waterfalls on certain GPU hardware and driver versions.

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