Fix Valorant “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine” Error

Without doubt, Valorant is an amazing game and one of the best Battle Royales available currently, but like Warzone it’s also one of the most bugged games. Players are regularly introduced to new types of errors. Fortunately, the Valorant “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine” error is one of the easy ones to solve. The error occurs when there is a problem loading the graphics card drivers, which can happen due to an initialization problem or an outdated graphics card. Stick with the post and we will share all the possible solutions to resolve the error and get you back in the game.

Fix Valorant “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine” Error

It’s a game’s modus operandi to keep the graphics card driver software updated. Both AMD and NVidia users can check for the latest driver software using the respective software such as GeForce Experience. However, even with updated driver, the problem can occur, here are the solutions you can try.

Uninstall Vanguard and Restart System

In the first solution to resolve the Valorant “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine” error, we will uninstall the Vanguard. Go to Windows Apps & Features and uninstall Vanguard like any other regular program. Next, restart the system and launch Valorant, Vanguard will automatically install. Now, the game should launch without the error. The fix seems simple enough, but it’s the most effective solution to the Valorant DX11 error.

Update the Graphics Card Driver and Windows

If the above solution failed to yield, updating the graphics card driver software and the Windows is known to resolve the Valorant dx11 error. So, go ahead and update the graphics card driver software, while installing choose a clean install. Check if there is a recent update available for the Windows and perform the update.

I would suggest that you install the latest version of Windows, which is the May 2020 or 2004 update if you are on a previous Windows version.

These are the two of the most effective solutions for the Valorant “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine” Error. But, if they fail, update the DirectX, use your dedicated GPU/disable the Intel GPU to run the game, and finally, update the game.

If you have a better solution, let us know in the comments. We will update this post when more users encounter the problem. So, comment and let us know.     

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  1. Arijit Naha 28 January 2021
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