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How to Fix Battlefield 2042 DirectX Graphics Card Error on PC

Battlefield 2042 is going for a full release on November 19, 2021, officially for the public. Though the EA Play Pro subscribers and pre-ordered players are already enjoying this game that offers ground-breaking gameplay, stunning visuals, and more. However, several unfortunate players are having the game-breaking issue while launching it. If you’re also facing the Battlefield 2042 DirectX Graphics Card Error on the PC, you can check out this guide.

Plenty of PC users are encountering issues with a DirectX error whenever they’re trying to load the Battlefield 2042 game. It typically throws out an error message “GXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED” followed by a notice mentioning that the graphics driver might have crashed. So, this will obviously gonna prevent you from playing your favorite game whatsoever. It’s quite unfortunate that EA still hasn’t provided any patch fix for this error.

How to Fix Battlefield 2042 DirectX Graphics Card Error on PC

Luckily, we’ve provided a couple of possible workarounds that should gonna help you out. Make sure to follow all the methods one by one until the error has been fixed. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Check for Windows Updates

The chances are high that your Windows OS build becomes outdated enough or corrupted. If you’re also feeling the same then make sure to follow the steps below to check for Windows updates. If the update is available then just install it. The latest software updates always offer bug fixes and improvements. To do this:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.

  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
  • Wait for some time until the update gets completed.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes immediately.

2. Check for DirectX Version

The chances are high that the DirectX version on your Windows computer may become outdated for a while and it didn’t update with the Windows OS update automatically. In that scenario, it’s worth mentioning to check for the DirectX version update on the PC by following the steps below to ensure whether DirectX is running on the latest version on your computer or not.

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type dxdiag and hit Enter to open DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  • From the System tab, you can see the installed DirectX version on your PC. [At the time of writing this article, it should be DirectX 12]

Note: Some older PCs or Windows 10 OS running systems may show DirectX 11. In that case, you should follow the next methods one by one to update it.

3. Update DirectX

If in case, you’re already using the latest version of DirectX on your computer that can be checked by following the above method then you can skip this one. Having an updated DirectX version not only fixes the program compatibility issues but also the programs can run smoothly on Windows. At the time of writing this article, DirectX 12 is the latest version and most of the latest Windows 10/11 running PCs should have the same version.

Generally, updating the Windows version and installing the cumulative updates do the job easier when it comes to updating DirectX. But if the Windows version is already updated on your PC but somehow the DirectX version is outdated then follow the steps below to do so:

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  • Navigate to this Microsoft link to download the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer on your PC.
  • Next, install or update the DirectX version manually.
  • Once done, restart your computer to apply changes.

4. Update Graphics Driver

There is no better alternative than just updating your graphics card driver on the PC if you’re facing any kind of graphics-related issues or DirectX errors on your Windows computer. You can perform the task by following the steps below:

  • Press Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Now, click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that’s active.

  • Next, select Update driver > Choose to Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, the system will automatically download & install it.
  • Once done, restart the computer to apply changes immediately.

5. Verify Integrity of Game Files on Steam

We’ll also recommend our readers check the integrity of the game files and repair them using the Steam client if the problem persists. Sometimes a corrupted or missing game file can cause multiple issues with the program launching or running properly. To do this:

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  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Battlefield 2042 from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files > You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer, and check for the issue again.

6. Reinstall Graphics Driver

Somehow it may also be possible that your graphics driver has some issues like it’s either corrupted or missing. In some cases, the problem may become bigger to cause several issues with the program running. So, it’s always better to reinstall the graphics driver on your PC to fix potential issues with DirectX. To do so:

  • Press Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Now, click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that’s active.
  • Next, select Uninstall device > Follow the on-screen prompts to easily remove the driver.
  • Once done, restart the computer to apply changes immediately.
  • The system will automatically reinstall the generic graphics driver for your computer.

However, if it doesn’t do that, manually download the latest version of the graphics driver and install it directly from the official website respective to your graphics card manufacturer. Nvidia graphics card users can update the GeForce Experience app via the Nvidia official site. Meanwhile, AMD graphics card users can visit the AMD website for the same, and Intel graphics card users can visit the Intel site.

Must Read: Fix: Battlefield 2042: EA App Unable To Install Error: There Was A Slight Hiccup

7. Try Installing Microsoft Visual Studio

Some players have suggested trying installing or updating the Microsoft Visual Studio on the Windows PC to fix any kind of potential Microsoft .NET or Visual C++ Redistributables file issues.

8. Disable Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling

You should try disabling the Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling on your Windows PC to check whether the graphics card-related problem has been fixed or not. To do this:

  • Click on the Windows Start menu > Search for ‘Graphics Settings’ and select Change default graphics settings.
  • Now, make sure to Turn OFF the Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling Settings from the list (if available).

This is how you can easily resolve the Battlefield 2042 DirectX Graphics Card Error on your Windows PC. Meanwhile, you can see our video tutorial below on the same if you want.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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