How To Fix the Layers of Fear DirectX 12 Error on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Layers of Fear is out now on PC, and it’s one of the few Unreal Engine 5 titles available on current-generation consoles. The title looks gorgeous and runs quite well, frankly, but there are a few technical problems that players can run into. This is common with new releases, and it’s not different for Layers of Fear. If you are running into a Layers of Fear DirectX 12 error, here is how you can fix that.

Layers of Fear DirectX 12 Error

To fix the Layers of Fear DirectX 12 error, you need to update your Windows so that it supports the DirectX 12 Agility SDK.

Here are the detailed steps.

  • In Windows Search, type “Update” and click on Check for Updates
  • This will take you to the Windows Update section, and you can make sure you are on the latest version
Updating Windows can fix various issues related to modern titles
Windows Update

Some users have reported that they’re running into an error that says “DX12 is not supported on your system. Try running without the -dx12 or -d3d12 command line argument“. This is because of an outdated Windows version. As mentioned above, simply update your Windows to get around this.

Here are the current versions of each Windows key update, and which one, in particular, introduced the necessary SDK.

  • Version 21H1 and above
  • Version 20H2, build 19042.789
  • Version 2004, build 19041.789
  • Version 1909, build 18363.1350

Update GPU Drivers

Additionally, it is recommended that you are on the latest versions of your GPU drivers. This is especially important if you’re on very old drivers even now.

You can get the latest ones from the links below.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience
NVIDIA GeForce Experience

If you’re running into any crashes apart from this, make sure to check out my handy guide for that as well.

We hope this guide helped fix the Layers of Fear DirectX 12 error on PC. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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