Baldur’s Gate 3 ‘s reception has been incredible from critics and players alike. However, not everyone’s experience of the game has been a smooth one as PC players are reporting that Baldur’s Gate 3 is crashing with the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error. In this Baldur’s Gate 3 guide, I will list fixes that will help players resolve the error.
Baldur’s Gate 3 DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED Fixes That’ll Help
DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED is a GPU-related error and there is more than one reason why Baldur’s Gate 3 is crashing with this error. The following are the fixes that will help the PC player to resolve the error. Also, see our fixes for Baldur’s Gate 3 Vulkan Error.
Delete Early Access Files
Baldur’s Gate 3 has launched after 3 years of Steam Early Access and if you participated in the Early Access, there are some files left over from it. The devs themselves noted that players need to delete everything related to the Early Access build, otherwise, Baldur’s Gate 3 will face issues.
Uninstall everything related to the Early Acces version and the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error will be fixed. Navigate to “C:\users\’your name’\appdata\local\larian studios\ Baldur’s Gate 3” and delete the whole folder. After that, verify game files by right-clicking the game in Steam library > properties > installed files > Verify integrity of game files.
Switch To DirectX 11
Another reason for Baldur’s Gate 3 DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error is the Vulkan API. The game gives players the choice between Vulkan and DirectX 11. Vulkan often provides better performance compared to DirectX, but in the case of Baldur’s Gate 3, it is causing the DXGI ERROR. Switch the API to the DirectX 11 and the error will be fixed.
In case you are unable to change the API through the in-game menu as the game crashes before you can get to it, players can force DirectX through Steam launch options. Right-click the game in Steam library > properties > type -dx11 under Launch options and close the Window. Launch the game and the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error is now fixed.
Update GPU Driver
An outdated GPU driver is another reason behind the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error. The driver version is not compatible with the game or the driver is corrupt. Update your GPU driver or reinstall it, and ensure a clean installation so that settings from the previous install won’t interfere with the new one.
Limit Maximum FPS
PC gaming has many advantages and an unlocked FPS is one of them. However, it can put a significant load on the GPU and cause the game to crash with the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error and it seems to be the case with Baldur’s Gate 3. I recommend you limit the game’s maximum FPS to reduce the GPU and CPU load and with the DXGI ERROR crash. Considering, Baldur’s Gate 3 has a turn-based combat system, playing the game at an unlocked FPS won’t affect your experience too much. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > select Baldur’s Gate 3 > scroll down and enable Max Frame Rate and set a value for it.
Note: Unless you are using a Freesync or Gsync display, your Max Frame Limit should be 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your monitor’s refresh rate. Otherwise, the game will feel jittery.
Disable GPU Overclock
If you have overclocked your GPU, it is the reason why Baldur’s Gate 3 is crashing with the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error. Revert the GPU back to its default GPU clocks and the error will be fixed. In case your GPU is factor overclocked, open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug mode. Enabling the Debug mode forces the GPU to use reference clocks recommended by Nvidia and the DXGI error crash will be fixed.
That is all for our Baldur’s Gate 3 fixes for the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED error. If you are experiencing other errors and issues with the game, check out detailed fixes for Baldur’s Gate 3 error. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.