Solved: DX11 Features Level 10.0 Is Required to Run the Engine


When trying to run games and other applications that require extensive graphical processes, you may receive an error message “ DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine”. It indicates that the application engine you are currently running is unable to use Direct3D Feature Level version 10.0.

  • Your operating system (OS) requires an update.
  • Your graphics card doesn’t support Feature Level 10.0.
  1. Now in System tab, you can view your DirectX Version under System Information
  2. Change to Display tab, you can check which Feature Levels are supported by your graphics card.

Solution 1: Install the Latest Patch

Many technical problems can be resolved by a restart. When you see the error message “DX11 feature level 10.0 is required to run the engine”, you can try restarting your computer and your game before you troubleshoot the problem.

Solution 3: Install the Latest DirectX

For DirectX Version

Usually, for Windows 8/8.1/10, you can directly update your Windows to install the latest DirectX on your PC. For Windows 7/Vista/XP, you need to download an update package to update your DirectX version.

For Feature Levels

If you find that feature level 10_0 (10.0) is not showing when you check the DirectX feature level, there may be two reasons.

  • Your graphics card driver has an issue (may be missing or outdated). In this case, you can follow Solution 2 to update it.