How to Fix DirectX Errors in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 is the latest game in the long-running Battlefield series and it is super fun to play. Despite being such a fun game with some interesting mechanics – like the inclusion of Specialists and revamped weapon customization – there are tons of bugs/issues that ruin the fun. Issues such as lag/connection issues and NVIDIA driver problems are extremely frustrating. This guide will show you how to fix DirectX errors in BF2042.

Many players have reported that they are facing a DirectX error that doesn’t allow them to start the game. At the moment, DICE hasn’t shared any fix with the community but we are certain that they are working hard to resolve the issue. With that said, let’s find out how to fix DirectX errors in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042: How to Fix DirectX Errors

This error mostly occurs when your graphics card is not compatible with the game. The first thing you should do is to check if you meet the minimum system requirements for the game. If you do and are still getting this error, following this guide will allow you to fix it.

Update the Graphic Card Driver

Always make sure that your graphics drivers are updated. Both NVIDIA and AMD have released drivers that are optimized for the latest games such as Battlefield 2042. If you are facing the DirectX error, installing the newer drivers will fix certainly that.

You can also try to adjust your NVIDIA Control Panel settings to find the optimal setting for your PC. This often gives your FPS a massive boost and can help you out a lot in certain situations.

For NVIDIA, you should download the latest drivers from their official website.

If you have an AMD GPU, we suggest downloading the Radeon Auto Detect Software to get the latest drivers.

Downloading the respective driver will have a positive effect on your game and can improve up to 45% FPS despite what settings you choose to play on.

Update DirectX to the Latest Version

This might seem like an obvious solution but it definitely gets the job done. First of all, check which DirectX version you have and if you have an old one, make sure that you download the latest. On top of that, you can try to update your vcredist as well. Depending on your windows, you’ll want to update either the x86 version or the x64 one.

Turn Off Frame Rendering

While it doesn’t necessarily fix the DirectX error – since you have to be in the game to turn this off – it improves your performance. Turning this off will prevent the game from feeling laggy and also remove the input lag. To turn it off, you should:

  • Launch Battlefield 2042
  • Go to Settings
  • Turn off Frame Rendering

Contact EA Support

If this issue persists even after updating your drivers, then you should contact EA Help. There are a number of ways in which you can contact them. You can either go to their website, Reddit or Twitter. Regardless of the method you choose, they will certainly assist you to fix this problem.

Take a look at our how-to contact EA support guide to get a detailed answer to that question


Following these methods should fix the DirectX issue. Unfortunately, there is no official fix for this problem as of now but we are quite sure that a new patch will fix it. Hopefully, you managed to fix this issue by following our how to fix DirectX error in BF2042 guide. Let us know in the comments below if you are still facing this issue or not.

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Umer Cheema
By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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