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[Fixed] Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown

Lords of the Fallen is a truly remarkable game, as you can experience both Dark Souls and Bloodborne at a single price point. In the seamless play of the game, users are greeted with Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown, with a random code afterward. The reason is your DX12 (DirectX 12) version of the game that is causing the issue here. So, to fix that you need to change that. Let’s talk about the details below.

What is the reason behind the Low Fatal Error in LotF?

The Fatal Error is an indication that your game just crashed. This error is related to the D3D12, meaning DirectX 12 is the culprit here. Most of the time, error codes like these are based on the GPU as well, as this might be triggered due to the GPU Driver update or corrupted drivers.

Lords of the Fallen (LotF) is based on Direct X 12 (DX12), which means, you will have to reinstall or update your DX12 in order to get around this issue. Now, let’s get started with the details below.

How to Fix Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown?

In order to fix Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown, you will have to simply force the use of DirextX 11 (DX11). In order to do that, you will have to open Steam and go into the properties section. From there change it to DX11.

Furthermore, just as we mentioned before the Fatal Error is because of your GPU Drivers as well. You can try updating the Drivers to the latest available. If you don’t know how to do these things, we got you covered as well.

Use DX11 in Lords of the Fallen instead of DX12 to fix Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown.

Steps to Change to DX11 in Steam Lords of the Fallen

  • Open Steam
  • Click on Steam Library
  • Right-click on Lords of the Fallen
  • Click on Properties
  • Enter -DX11 in the Launch Options Section
  • Click on OK

Steps to Update GPU Drivers

  • Download Nvidia Experience if you have Nvidia GPU. Install it and download the latest game-ready drivers. Click on Custom during installation and check Clean Installation.
  • Download AMD Adrenaline if you have AMD GPU. Do the same here as well.

Both of these software are from the manufacturers themselves. These launchers will download the latest and greatest drivers automatically. By troubleshooting the steps above, you will probably fix Lords of the Fallen Crashing and Low Performance.

After converting DX12 to DX11 on Steam and Updating to the latest GPU Drivers, you will fix Lords of the Fallen Fatal Error Unknown.

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