New World is the latest RPG in the market and has left quite a mark. The game doesn’t require a powerful PC and can run on any decent rig. However, PC players are reporting errors and issues with the game and among them in the Fatal Error. Here is how to fix the New World Fatal Error on PC.
New World Fatal Error Fix
Fatal Error can occur for a number of reasons and here is how to fix it in New World. One reason behind the error could be DirectX 12. The game only uses DX12 but, there is a workaround that might work for some of you. Right-click New World in Steam > Properties > type -dx11 under Launch options and press OK. Launch the game and Fatal Error will be fixed.
Another reason for the Fatal Error to pop up is the IPv6 and players have to disable it. Open Settings > Network & Internet > Change Adapter Options > right-click your active internet connection > properties > uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and press OK. With IPv6 disabled, players will be able to launch the game and won’t experience the Fatal Error message again.
Your GPU is potentially another culprit behind the Fatal error. First, try to update or reinstall your GPU driver and make sure to do a clean installation. If the error persists, then your GPU is either overlooked or it isn’t handling New World’s load really well.
If the GPU is overclocked, revert it to its default GPU clock. In case the GPU isn’t overclocked, then use MSI Afterburner and reduce the GPU clock by 100 MHz. Alternatively, you can just cap the game’s max FPS to reduce GPU and CPU load and fix the Fatal Error.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select New New World. Enable Max FPS Limit and set the value for it. Players have to do some trial and error to find at which value the game becomes stable. However, as a general rule of thumb, lock the game at 30 FPS if you are currently targeting 60 FPS or lock the game to 60 FPS if you are currently targeting unlocked FPS. This will fix the Fatal Error in New World.
That is all for our fixes for the New World Fatal Error. In case you are facing other errors and issues with the game then also see our New World Errors and Fixes or New World Unrecoverable Error Fix. 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.