How To Fix the Lords of the Fallen DirectX 12 Error on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Lords of the Fallen is out now on PC, and things aren’t off to a great start. It’s an incredibly demanding title, with tons of performance and technical issues that users are reporting, especially when it comes to stability. If you’re running into the Lords of the Fallen DirectX 12 error, here is how you can fix that.

Fixing the Lords of the Fallen DirectX 12 Crash

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

  • 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

Multiple users who haven’t updated their windows in a while are getting the “DX12 is not supported on your system. Try running without the -dx12 or -d3d12 command line argument“ error when they try to launch the game. As mentioned, this is because of the outdated Windows version.

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

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 Lords of the Fallen DirectX 12 error on PC. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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