Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Jake

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Street Fighter 6 is the latest entry in the franchise and fans are loving it. The game saw a strong launch on all platforms and considering the game is developed on the RE Engine, it’s well optimized. However, a lot of Street Fight 6 PC players report Fatal D3D Error. According to players, the game randomly crashes with the “Fatal D3D error (25, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG, 0x887a0006)” error or similar error message when launching the game. In this Street Fighter 6 guide, I will list fixes that will help players with how to fix the Fatal D3D Error.

Street Fighter 6 Fatal D3D Error Fixes You Can Try

There are multiple reasons why behind Fatal D3D Error and this particular error is related to the GPU. Possible reasons for the Street Fighter 6 Fatal D3D Error are overclocked GPU, high graphics settings, online mode, compatibility issues, and more. Also, the Fatal D3D error isn’t a single error as there are variations of it like:

Fatal D3D error (25, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG, 0x887a0006) or Fatal D3D error (6)

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The following are the fixes that will help players resolve the Fatal D3D Error.

Play Offline

Players report that they were able to fix the Street Fighter 6 Fatal D3D error by playing the game in offline mode. To do that, disconnect your PC from the internet, and run Steam in offline mode by clicking on “Steam” at the top left and selecting Offline mode. This way you won’t be able to play with other players but the Fatal D3D error will be fixed.

Lower Graphics Settings

As I mentioned above, the Fatal D3D error is related to the GPU, and playing Street Fighter 6 at the highest settings is probably causing the error. Try lowering the graphics settings and the error will be fixed.

However, I recommend that you lower no graphics setting except for the texture quality. I have encountered this error in RE4 Remake, which is also based on the RE Engine, and lowering the Texture quality fixed it. So lower texture quality for Street Fighter 6 and the Fatal D3D error will be fixed.

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If you are unable to change graphics settings due to Street Fighter 6 crashing at startup, open GeForce Experience > select the game > click on the “Custom Settings icon” right next to Optimize button > drag The slider to performance, hit apply, and click Optimize. This will fix the Fatal D3D error.

Click on the custom settings icon as highlighted.
drag the slider to performance and apply.
Click on Optimize.

Delete DirectX Shader Cache

Deleting the DirectX shader cache is another fix that PC players report has worked for them. There are two ways to do it, navigate to C:\Users\’your username’\AppData\Local\NVIDIA and delete the DXCache folder.

Another way to delete the DirectX shader cache is to type ‘disk cleanup’ in Windows search > select C drive and press Ok > select DirectX Shader Cache > press OK, and Windows will delete the DirectX Shader cache.

Open the disk cleanup app.
Select “DirectX Shader Cache” and click OK.

Disable Overclock

If you have overclocked your GPU, it might be the reason why Street Fighter 6 is crashing with a Fatal D3D error. Revert the game GPU back to its default clocks and the issue will be fixed. If your GPU is factory overclocked, enable Debug mode through Nvidia Control Panel which forced the GPU to use reference clocks recommended by Nvidia. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode. Launch Street Fighter 6 and the Fatal error is now fixed.

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Limit Max Frame Rate

Street Fighter 6 is an optimized game but if you are playing on an old GPU, it’s likely the reason why the Fatal D3D Error is occurring. Limiting or lowering the maximum FPS for the game reduces the GPU load and fixes the Fatal D3D error. You can do it either through the in-game graphics menu or through Nvidia Control Panel. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Street Fighter 6 > scroll down and enable Max Frame Rate > set a value for it and apply.

Open Nvidia Control Panel
Go to program settings
Select the game from the list
Enable Max Frame Rate
Hit apply after making changes

Run The Game In Compatibility Mode

Running Street Fighter 6 in compatibility mode also fixes the Fatal Error. Right-click the game in Steam library > Manage > Browse Local files. A new Explorer window will open with the game files > right-click the executable > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” > select Windows 8 and apply the changes. Launch Street Fighter 6 and the Fatal D3D Error is now fixed.

Right-click the game in the Steam library and Browse Local Files.
Right-click the executable and select properties.
Make the highlighted changes and apply.

Troubleshoot Compatibility

If the above fix didn’t work, then troubleshooting compatibility will fix it. Right-click the game in Steam library > Manage > Browse Local files. A new Explorer window will open with the game files > right-click the executable > Compatibility tab > click “Run Compatibility troubleshooter” and follow the on-screen prompts. Once the troubleshooting is done, launch the game, and the Fatal D3D error is now fixed.

Right-click the game in the Steam library and Browse Local Files.
Right-click the executable and select properties.
Run Compatibility troubleshooter.
Select the highlighted option.
Click the highlighted option.

Install Windows Updates

You might have some Windows updates pending which is causing Street Fighter 6 Fatal D3D Error. Games are constantly updated, which can also lead to requiring the latest build of the Windows OS. If you haven’t updated your OS in a while, update it and the Fatal D3D Error will be fixed. Open Windows Settings > Windows updates > Check for updates.

Upgrade RAM

According to some players, upgrading their RAM from 8GB to 16GB fixed the Fatal D3D error. So if you are playing the game with 8GB of RAM, then upgrade to 16 GB and the issue will be fixed.

That is all for our Street Fighter 6 fixes for Fatal D3D Error. Also, see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes if you are experiencing errors with other PC video games or PC.