[Fixed] DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine

By Lillian Lai in Common Errors Tags: gamesWindows

Many people have got an error message when they’re playing games like Fortnite, PUBG or ARK: DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine.

But don’t worry, It’s usually caused by the missing or outdated graphics card driver, or the DirectX issue. And you can fix the error message quickly and easily.

Try these fixes

Here are the solutions you can try. You don’t need to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one that works.

  1. Install the latest patch
  2. Update your graphics card driver
  3. Install the latest DirectX
Note: All the screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the fixes apply to Windows 8 & 7.

Why does DX11 feature level 10.0  is required to run the engine appear?

You see the error DX11 feature level 10.0 is requires to run the engine when your computer doesn’t have the required Direct3D hardware feature level, so your game engine is not able to use Direct 3D feature level 10.0.

Another reason why you see this error is the graphics card driver issue, so you should make sure that your graphics card driver is working properly.

 

1. Install the latest patch

As many technical problems can be resolved by restarting, it’s never harmful to restart your computer and your game to fix the error at the first place.

The game developers keep releasing patches to improve the games and fix issues, so you should check the latest updates of your game in Steam or from the official website, and install the latest patch to keep it up to date. This can fix some issues like the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error.

 

 

 

2. Update your graphics card driver

The missing or outdated graphic card driver can cause the error, so you should update your graphics card driver or reinstall the graphics card driver to fix the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error.

You can manually download the driver from the website, and install it in your computer to update the graphics card driver. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download and install the correct version of their driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Restart your computer and open your game (PUBG or Fortnite).

 

3. Install the latest DirectX

As the error message suggested: DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine, you should install the latest DirectX in your Windows to support the game.

How to check the DirectX version and Feature Level in my computer?

if you don’t know how to check the DirectX version, you can try this:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type dxdiag and click OK.

3) You can see the DirectX verison under the System tab.

4) You can check the feature levels by clicking Display.

How to update DirectX and Feature Level?

As for the DirectX version, 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 in your computer. However, for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, you may need to install a 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 on different Windows versions.

After installing the latest Windows update or update package, restart your computer and try the game again to see if the error disappears. 

As for Feature Levels, you should make sure that you see the required Feature Level with your graphics card driver. If the Feature Levels displayed in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool don’t meet the requirement, or is blank, there may be two possible reasons: One reason is your graphics card doesn’t support the required Feature Level, then you should double check that with the manufacturer, or buy another graphics card that supports Feature Level 10.0; Another reason is that your graphics card driver is running with a problem driver, and your graphics card driver may be missing or outdated, so you should update your graphics card driver as mentioned in Method 2.

 

These are the best 3 solutions to fix DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the enginePlease add a comment below to let us know if these fixes resolved your issue. If you have any other issues, feel free to let us know, and we’ll do our best to help.