How to Fix DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine - Windows Basics


Friday, September 14, 2018

How to Fix DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine

DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run this engine is a common problem when you are playing the fortnite or pubg or any other games.
From the warning message, you can see DX11 feature level 10.0 fortine Windows 10 is essential if you would like to play games smoothly. And it is understandable that some of you call this DX 11 error as one of the DirectX issues on Windows 10.

The cause of the DX11 feature level 10.0 is mainly due to the outdated or corrupted video card driver and the update patch on Windows 10. In light of this fact, you would be suggested to get the latest display driver and Windows update to see if it can be helpful for fixing your DXX error.

How to Fix DX11 Feature Level 10.0 Is Required to Run the Engine on Windows 10?

Although the incompatible video card driver may be the cause of the DX 11 problem, you must attach much importance on the error message. According to what it describes, you need a DX11 to play games or other actions.
So in the first place, you would better manage to check the DirectX version and then consider if there is much need to update your DirectX for Windows 10.

Check DirectX Version Using Dxdiag
1.In Start search box
2.Type in dxdiag and then hit Enter
3.Move into DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

4.In DirectX Diagnostic Tool, under System tab, you can see the DirectX Version. Here it is DirectX 12 on Windows 10.

5.Then under the Display tab, check the Feature Levels and make sure that the DirectX Features:
- DirectDraw Acceleration are Enabled
- Direct3D Acceleration are Enabled
- AGP Texture Acceleration are Enabled.

Update DirectX for Windows 10
Generally speaking, for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, you can directly update your Windows to the latest version to install the latest DirectX on your computer. However, for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, you may need to install an update package to install the latest DirectX in your computer.
You can go to the Microsoft website for more information about how to install the latest version of DirectX for different versions of Windows.
Link DirectX :
After installing the latest Windows update or update package, restart your computer and try the game again to see if the error disappears.

Rollback or Update the Graphics Driver for Windows 10
A missing or outdated graphic card driver can cause the error. So you should update your graphics card driver or reinstall it to fix the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error
It is advisable that you try your best to update the video card driver on your PC, such as Intel HD graphics driver and AMD driver.
But whatever your graphics card is, you are able to download the updated graphics driver for Windows 10 in Device Manager.

Update the Graphics
1.Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager.
2.Expand Display Adapters.
3.Right click on the driver and select Update Driver Software.

4.Then decide to Search automatically for updated driver software.

You may have taken notice that Windows 10 Device Manager is searching online automatically for the updated display driver you want.
Upon the time Device Manager installed the driver for you, start your game again and you will find there will no more DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine ark on Windows 10.
Or if the Device Manager failed to find you the up-to-date display driver, maybe you should navigate to the official site of your video card, such as Intel or AMD, and then install the driver manually by yourself.

Rollback Driver
1. Press Windows+ “R” keys to load the Run dialog box.
2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

3. In device manager, expand the Display Controllers.
4. Right click on the installed Display Adapter * and select Properties.
* Note: If you see here a "Standard Microsoft Display Controller", then download and install from the manufacturer's support website, the latest drivers for the display adapter.

5. Select the Driver tab and perform the following actions:
a. If the Roll Back Driver button is active, then press it to rollback to the previous version of the display driver.
b. If the Roll Back Driver button is inactive (like in screenshot below), then navigate to VGA manufacturer's support site to download and install an older driver version for your display adapter.

6. Restart your computer.


Check for Updates on Windows 10
It is said that Microsoft will release Windows 10 update in a certain period of time. Normally, these updates will bring you more functionalities which are capable of dealing with various issues. Therefore, when you run into DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error, you may as well attempt to check if there are any updates on your PC.

1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.

2. Then under Windows update, click Check for updates.

In this sense, Windows 10 updates will automatically install on your PC and if possible, they can make the game application runs well without DX11 issue.

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