Borderlands 3 PC DirectX 12 Issue: Here’s How To Fix DX12 Crash
Borderlands 3 is available to play on PC, some fans are reporting that the game is not launching for them with DirectX 12. Here’s how you can fix this issue.
If you have purchased Borderlands 3 for PC and are running into an issue with the game crashing or not launching when using DirectX 12, then this solution should hopefully help solve this problem.
The launch of Borderlands 3 is not exactly smooth. Players are reporting issues with the performance of the game and crash on PC. The review situation around it was also strange with how the developers decide to give reviews to only a select few outlets. Most others like us were told that the codes will be given out at a later date.
How To Fix Borderlands 3 DX12 Crash On PC
While this issue can be resolved with a patch that can be released by Gearbox Software, if you are still having this problem, there is a simple fix that was shared on reddit.
Follow the steps listed below to use a temporary fix that should get the game working on your PC.
- Go to C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\My games\Borderlands 3\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
- Open the GameUserSettings.ini in a text editor and change this line
- PreferredGraphicsAPI=DX12 to PreferredGraphicsAPI=DX1
This should help launch the game and bypass the DX12 problem. You can change this setting back once it is fixed by Gearbox Software.
The game is officially available today for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It has different editions available to purchase including a Diamond Loot edition. It is available on PC through the Epic Games Store. The developers have confirmed it will support high resolution and frame rate on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.