Fix Death Stranding “Error: Your Windows 10 build must be 1809 or newer”

Fix Death Stranding “Error: Your Windows 10 build must be 1809 or newer”

Finally, Death Stranding is released for PC. We have all been waiting for so long, but after the launch you would expect to play the game smoothly; however, some users are encountering a pesky bug – Death Stranding “Error: Your Windows 10 build must be 1809 or newer.” This error can be frustrating when you are actually playing on Windows 10. Nevertheless, the fix is pretty simple and will only take a moment.

Here is the fix to resolve this error and return to enjoying the game.

Fix Death Stranding “Error: Your Windows 10 build must be 1809 or newer”

The game is encountering compatibility issues with your operating system and even when the Windows version is correct, you may encounter the error when the compatibility mode of the Steam client is set to Windows 8, 7, or XP. Hence, you need to disable the compatibility mode of Steam.

Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. From the desktop shortcut of Steam, right-click and select Properties
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab and uncheck Run this program in compatibility mode for
  3. While you are at it, check the Run this program as an administrator.
  4. Click Apply and Ok to save the changes.
Fix compatibility error in Windows Death Stranding

That’s it, this simple step will fix the error and you can return to playing. After you are done playing Death Stranding, you will realize the game portrays the current global pandemic. Check out our other guides and fixes for the game.

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