How to Fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War

Photo of author

Written by: Alex Popa

Updated:

How to Fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War

The new God of War was recently launched on PC, and there are already issues with it.

The “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” is one of them. It also says version not supported”, so it refers to your system requirements.

If you don’t meet the minimum system requirements, you won’t be able to play God of War.

However, if you meet the requirements, this problem is caused by something else.

How to fix the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error in God of War?

You can fix the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error in God of War by downloading a file from GitHub and replacing some files in your God of War folder.

  1. Go to the DXVK GitHub page and download the first asset on the list
  2. Extract the files
  3. Open the extracted folder and look at the files
  4. Copy the files inside the “x32” or “x64” folder
  5. Open the file location of God of War
  6. Paste the files you copied earlier into the God of War folder

This guide will teach you how to solve the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1”.

How to Fix “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” in God of War

How Can You Fix the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” Error in God of War?

The error is connected to your version of DirectX.

The solution is to download a file from GitHub and replace some of the files in your God of War folder.

This is what most gamers did, and it worked for them. Moreover, the GitHub files are all safe.

You need to download DXVK, which is a Vulcan-based transition layer for different versions of DirectX.

Go to the DXVK GitHub page and download the first asset on the list.

Go to the DXVK GitHub page and download the first asset on the list
Go to the DXVK GitHub page and download the first asset on the list

The Assets section is at the bottom of “Version 1.9.4”, but you won’t have to scroll down.

Click on “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz” to download it.

After you download it, follow the steps below to fix the God of War error:

  • Extract the files
Extracting the files
Extracting the files

The files you need are in the “dxvk-1.9.4.tar.gz” archive, so you’ll need to extract them.

Don’t worry – there’s one folder inside the archive. The files you need are in the folder.

  • Open the extracted folder and look at the files
Open the extracted folder and look at the files
Open the extracted folder and look at the files

After you open the folder, you’ll see three files inside – “x32”, “x64”, and “setup_dxvk.sh”.

Open either the “x32” or “x64” folder, based on your system’s specifications.

  • Copy the files inside the “x32” or “x64” folder
Copy the files inside the “x32” or “x64” folder
Copy the files inside the “x32” or “x64” folder

Inside the “x32″ or “x64” folder, you’ll see 6 files. They’re all related to DirectX.

If you’ve cracked games before and had to copy the crack to your game folder’s location, then you know where this is going.

  • Open the file location of God of War
Open the file location of God of War
Open the file location of God of War

Next, you need to go to the folder location of God of War.

Find the God of War executable on your Desktop or wherever you placed it (games folder?), and right-click it.

This will open a new menu. Look for the “Open file location” option in the menu.

It should be the 4th option. Click on it, and this will open a window with the God of War folder location.

  • Paste the files you copied earlier into the God of War folder
Paste the files you copied earlier into the God of War folder
Paste the files you copied earlier into the God of War folder

When you get to the God of War folder, and after you copy the files inside the “x32” or “x64” folder, press “Ctrl+V” to paste them inside the folder.

Now you should try running God of War again and see if the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” pops up again.

It should be gone because one of the files you copied is named “d3d11.dll”, so it directly addresses the object of the error.

Conclusion

This type of error appears when you’re using an old or outdated graphics card.

Most likely, God of War won’t work too smoothly for you, even if you fix the error.

Check out the official minimum requirements and see if you match them.

If you don’t, you could still play the game but get ready for a bumpy ride!

To fix the “D3D_Feature_Level 11_1” error, you need to download DXVK from GitHub and paste the contents inside the God of War folder.

Now go and give the Leviathan Axe a swing!

Photo of author

Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

Leave a Comment

Join the community for periodic updates to your inbox!

    By signing up to the Whizcase newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from Whizcase that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.