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DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error FIXED

Posted in General   LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2022

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

    One of the most common errors experienced by gamers while trying to play games is the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error. If you are facing the same error, then this is just the right article for you.

    The users say that the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error pops up on the screen when they try to launch a game and they are unable to play.

    Here, in this article, we will talk about the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error, its causes and the various ways in which this error can be fixed.

    DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error

    If you get the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error on your computer, you should understand that your PC does not have the appropriate Direct3D Hardware Feature Level needed by the game engine and the application engine is unable to use the Direct 3D Feature Level 10.0 version.

    DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error

    You may encounter this issue even if your Operating System is having the latest DirectX version.

    Generally, when running applications that require an extensive graphical processor, the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error appears.

    CAUSES: DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error

    When the computer will not have the required Direct3D hardware feature level and the game or application is unable to utilize the Direct3D feature level 10.0, that is when the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error appears.

    You might get the error when running an outdated graphics card driver, if the GPU is incompatible or if your OS is outdated, thus, making it clear that the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error is related to graphics card drivers and updating or installing the latest one might fix our problem.

    FIXES: DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error

    It is suggested that you restart your system before trying the solutions given here.

    Table of Contents

    1. Check the DirectX version you are running

    You have to first verify the DirectX version that you are running on your system before performing the given solutions.

    • To open the Run box press Windows key + R.
    • Then, type dxdiag in the run box and hit Enter

    Check the directX version

    • Then you can check the DirectX Version under the System tab.

    • Next, you can check the feature levels under Display.

    • Also, assure DirectDraw Acceleration, Direct3D Acceleration, and AGP Texture Acceleration are enabled in the Display tab.

    2. Repair DirectX

    You might be facing the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error as the DirectX installation is corrupted.

    You can repair this by following the given steps:

    • You have to go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35 first.
    • Then, download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer and install it with administrative privilege.
    • And to make sure all your DirectX 9.0c files are together follow the on-screen instructions.
    • After this, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109.
    • Then, download and install the DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) with administrative privilege.
    • Finally, restart your computer.

    Now, check if the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error is fixed.

    3. Run the application with the respective GPU

    You need to switch to a dedicated graphics card if your system is using an integrated graphics card as it is highly advanced and has more features.

    Just the follow the steps given below:

    • Press Windows Key + X to open the Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list.

    Run the application with the respective GPU
    • Then, expand the Display adapters and right-click on Built-in Intel graphics adapter, then click on Disable device.

    • For a second your Windows screen will go blank meaning that the Windows is switching Graphics card to a dedicated card.
    • You can repeat above steps if you wish to re-enable the built-in graphics and then click on Enable device.

    Then check if the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error is fixed.

    4. Update Windows 10 and DirectX

    The cause for the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error can be the outdated DirectX version, so you can install the latest DirectX version for different Windows versions. Before that, you should also make sure that your Windows is updated to the latest version.

    Update Windows 10 and Direct X

    After Windows is updated to the latest version, restart your system and then install the latest DirectX version from the Microsoft official website.

    5. Install the Latest Patch

    You can install the latest patch of the game to fix the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error. New patches are continuously released by the game developers to fix the common bugs and errors with the game and improve the game.

    The latest can be checked on the official website or from your game on Steam.

    6. Update Graphics Card Driver

    You can try updating the Graphic card drivers to fix the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error update graphics card drivers on Windows 10.

    For the latest driver update compatible with your Windows version, visit the Microsoft official website or the Manufacturer's website and search for the latest driver update.

    Update Graphics Card drivers

    You can also use some automatic Graphics Card updating applications as downloading the drivers manually is very time consuming and it also carries the risk of installing the wrong driver which might result in some serious malfunctioning.

    The PC Repair Tool ( BEST & SIMPLE)

    As we have mentioned in our other articles, you can use the PC Repair tool in case of most errors as it helps you fix BSOD, DLL and other errors on Windows 10.

    Conclusion:

    So, this was all about the DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine error.

    Tell us about your experience with the error in the comments section.

    All the best!

    Published by: Amundra
    Tags:Windows 10DX11 issueFix issue
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