Battlefield 2042 has rolled out for early access players, with a full release set for next week. DICE's cyber warfare has an impressive collection of specialists to choose from, in addition to introducing the ambitious Portal game mode.
Even though some players are booting the game fine, some PC users are encountering the DirectX Error. We break down the issue in question while laying out a host of fixes to counteract it.
DirectX Error Explained
When booting up the shooter, some players are met with an error with the heading "DirectX Error". The issue appears because your PC might either have an unsupported graphics card, or your PC doesn't meet the minimum specs required to run Battlefield 2042.
The full minimum specifications can be read here, but here are the basic details:
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560,Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- DirectX: Version 12
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 100 GB available space
DirectX Error Solutions
If your PC meets these requirements and you're still receiving the error, here's a range of fixes you can try.
Solution 1: Make sure your DirectX is up to date
Double-check that your DirectX is Version 12 and nothing earlier. This can be hard to miss so, it's best to make sure.
Solution 2: Reinstall your Graphics Driver
Uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics driver may help wipe out the DirectX pop-up. These are the steps you should follow:
- Click the 'Windows' icon and select 'Settings’.
- Go to 'Apps'.
- In the search box, find your Graphics Driver - this is either AMD or NVIDIA.
- Locate your Graphics Drive and click 'Uninstall'.
- Proceed to uninstall the Graphics Driver, then restart your PC.
- After booting, reinstall your Graphics Driver by selecting your specific Graphics Driver on the AMD or NVIDIA website and following the steps.
DirectX Error Official EA Updates
It's important to remember that the fixes above are unofficial. EA is yet to comment on the issue or implement any patches. If they do, we'll update this page with any new details.