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How to Fix The First Descendant DirectX 12 is Not Supported on Your System

Are you getting this error message, “DirectX 12 is Not Supported on Your System”?

Here’s the second part of the error, “Try running without the -dx12 or -d3d12 command line argument”.

The First Descendant is a free-to-play third-person shooter game with high-quality graphics.

Engage in boss fights, loot different equipment, and experience 4-player battles.

Defend the Ingris continent from invaders as Descendants and uncover secrets.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “DirectX 12 is Not Supported on Your System” in The First Descendant (Steam on PC).

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Add -dx12 or -d3d12 to your launch options

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click The First Descendant > Properties > Launch Options.
  3. Type “-dx12” and try launching the game.
    • If the game still crashes, type “-d3d12” instead and launch the game.
    • If the game still crashes, type “-windowed” instead and launch the game.

Fix 3: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch The First Descendant.

Note: Updating Windows to the latest version will update DirectX to the latest version as well.

Further reading

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