Intel® Arc™ Game On Driver for Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Skull & Bones, Helldivers 2, plus more FPS in SnowRunner!

by Zachary Hill |

Intel® Game On Drivers deliver the best experience for gamers playing on Intel Graphics with optimized launch-day patches and performance updates as new games release.

The lands of the living and the dead, seas of pirates, and treacherous planets come to life with today’s Intel Arc Game On drivers, supporting Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Skull and Bones, and Helldivers 2. Improvements never stop just like the hardcore trucks of SnowRunner, which runs 71% faster with this new driver.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Putting departed souls to rest is the charge of Banishers. A curse plagues the 17th century town of New Eden, and partners Antea and Red do what they must to dispel it. When they find themselves suddenly divided by the veil between life and death, heavy decisions weigh upon them.

The fate of settlers rests in your hands in this supernatural action-RPG from the developers of Life is Strange and Vampyr. The community is confronted with a strange evil which disrupts natural order. Their intricate lives hold clues to this mystery, and each individual represents powerful choices as you uphold your oath or sacrifice the living to reunite Antea and Red.

Diverse and detailed landscapes also hold secrets in their beauty. The magical world of New Eden shines on the Intel Arc A750, which plays Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden at 62 FPS at 1080p Ultra settings.

Explore the world of spirits, love, and combat in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden just in time for Valentine’s Day, available February 13th on Steam.

Skull and Bones

The long awaited pirate empire universe from Ubisoft is setting sail. Ferocious pirates from the world over have descended on the Indian Ocean to plunder its riches. Rise in infamy and build your piracy empire your way, taking on threats with heavy firepower or tactfully picking your battles. Other players can be handy members of your crew, or a thorn in your side seeking to reallocate your booty to themselves.

The sea stretches from Africa to the East Indies, with each island draped in tropical flora. From shimmering waves to cannon blasts, Skull and Bones has a yo-ho-host of visual treats to liven up your nautical journeys. Each season promises legendary battles against fearsome foes and humongous sea monsters, multiplayer events, and rewards to upgrade your fleet.

If you’re to become the most loathsome Kingpin, you’ll need to outfit your ship with the right equipment. Intel Arc graphics won’t capsize in the lawless waters of Skull and Bones.

Get underway now with the open beta or weigh anchor when Skull and Bones fully launches on February 16th on the Ubisoft Store.

Helldivers 2

Satire and superior firepower reign supreme in Helldivers 2. Set a century after the events of Helldivers, this second drop into infested planets puts the power to spread managed democracy in your and three squadmates’ hands. The best armor and armaments from Super Earth can’t guarantee your survival, but at least your flowing cape looks good as you get chewed up in the jaws of combat.

You’ll need a squad to watch your back and vice-versa, so be sure to check your bomb’s trajectory for friendlies before firing. Casualties are certain, but Super Earth always has more Hellpods to drop into the fray. With crossplay enabled on PC, you’ll always have other Helldivers to assist or annoy.

Ruthless bug-like Terminids and robotic Automatons each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so bring along the right weaponry – er, “sophisticated technology.” Player and enemy armor affect movement speed and detection; put the right tactics to use. Glancing blows deflect off heavy armor, so aim true for solid shots, or bring out the big guns with the Stratagem system. These crown jewels of Super Earth’s super arsenal include aerial bombing runs, heavy handheld weapons, or stalwarts like the gatling sentry.

Intel Arc graphics have the strength and freedom to pour your enemies a piping hot cup of liber-tea. As you rush headlong into Helldivers 2’s journey though jingoism, the game runs at a smooth 60 FPS on the A750 at 1080p Ultra settings – that’s more performance per dollar than the Nvidia RTX 4060.*

Join the Helldivers and drop into hostile alien landscapes today. Helldivers 2 is out now on Steam.

Upgrades to SnowRunner, Starfield, and more

Delivering goods through harsh, frozen terrain takes patience, but one thing you shouldn’t be waiting on is your GPU. Intel Arc graphics now make lighter work of SnowRunner’s heavy equipment with 71% more FPS compared to the last driver. We tuned our engines to tackle the most demanding deliveries at 1080p Ultra settings with 8X multi-sample antialiasing on and the Intel Arc A750 now delivers that load at 56 FPS.

Palworld and Starfield level up with the latest driver too. Palworld now runs another 5% faster at 1080p Ultra on the Intel Arc A750, and Starfield is playable on laptops and upcoming handhelds powered by Intel Core Ultra CPUs with Arc graphics built-in. We tested the latest Starfield driver improvements on the Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, available in laptops now and coming soon in the MSI Claw A1M handheld gaming PC. With XeSS Performance at 1080p Low, you can experience one of 2023’s most expansive and graphically advanced games on-the-go at a playable 30 FPS.

Notices and Disclaimers

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more on the Performance Index site.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Your costs and results may vary.

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