How to enable the Sackboy A Big Adventure DirectX 11 Mode

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Sackboy: A Big Adventure Screenshot

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is the latest title from PlayStation’s exclusive catalog to make it to PC. It is now available on PC through both Steam and the Epic Games Store. There are plenty of features to mess around with, and it has ray-tracing support as well. Sadly, like many other Unreal Engine 4 titles, players are running into issues with shader compilation, which causes stuttering. To reduce this, you can enable the Sackboy A Big Adventure DirectX 11 Mode at the cost of losing some features.

Enable the Sackboy A Big Adventure DirectX 11 Mode

As mentioned earlier, Unreal Engine 4 titles usually have stuttering associated with them. This is because of how the engine handles shader compilation. It’s an unfortunate technical issue that we’ve rarely seen handled well, and Sackboy’s case isn’t different. You can, however, mitigate stuttering by playing the game in DirectX 11 mode. Here is how you can change the API through Steam and Epic Games Launcher.


To enable the mode on the Steam version, follow the steps below.

  • Open Steam, and navigate to your library
  • Here, right-click on Sackboy A Big Adventure, and select Properties
Properties option in Steam library
  • In the General tab, under LAUNCH OPTIONS, enter the following command
General > LAUNCH OPTIONS -dx11
Adding a LAUNCH OPTION in Steam

Epic Games Launcher

To enable the mode on the Epic Games Store version, follow the steps below.

  • Open Epic Games Launcher, and click on your user icon in the top right
  • Now, select Settings
In Epic Games Launcher, click on User icon > Settings
Settings in Epic Games Launcher
  • Scroll down to the bottom, and expand Sackboy A Big Adventure under MANAGE GAMES
  • Check ADDITIONAL COMMAND LINE ARGUMENTS, and add the following line
Check "Additional Command Line Arguments" and enter -dx11
Adding a command line in the Epic Games launcher for Sackboy A Big Adventure

After you’re done with these steps, you can now play Sackboy in DirectX 11 mode. Keep in mind this method will disable ray-tracing support but will reduce and almost remove stuttering.

We also recommend checking out our guide for Sackboy A Big Adventure, which fixes any controller conflicts, especially with Dualsense controller.

We hope this guide was helpful and you were able to enable Sackboy A Big Adventure DirectX 11 Mode. Share your thoughts, results, and questions in the comments below.

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