One of the most common launch errors that you get when you launch Fortnite from your desktop PC is “A d3d11-compatible GPU (feature level 11.0 shader model 5.0) is required to run the engine. Don’t worry as we’ve found a quick fix to this error. All you need to do is to follow some simple steps to get rid of this error.
How to fix all crashes and a d3d11 compatible GPU error in Fortnite
Here are some easy steps that you can follow to launch Fortnite without any error:
Update Your Windows
Yes, updating your Windows will completely solve your problem. Wait until all the updates are downloaded and installed on your computer. Once done, restart your computer and see if the error is gone. If not, it’s time to move to the second step.
Update Your GPU Drivers
The D3D11 compatible GPU error is most common when you GPU drivers aren’t updated for a long time. Make sure you are using the latest drivers for your GPU even if you have bought it few months ago. GPU manufacturers like Nvidia and AMD release new updates for their latest GPUs from time to time. Even the most advanced gaming GPUs also need latest drivers to run properly.
Install DirectX End-User Runtime
If both of the above methods don’t work, it’s time to download a file from the Internet. You can simply search on Google for “DirectX End-User Runtime“. You can then download the file and extract it using Winrar. Don’t worry as that file will just contain up-to-date software like Microsoft Visual C++ and DirectX. You have to install all of those files on your computer.
Restart your PC, and this time, we are quite sure that you will not see the “A d3d11-compatible GPU (feature level 11.0 shader model 5.0)” error anymore.
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