Call of Duty: DirectX Encountered An Unrecoverable Error

An unrecoverable problem in DirectX while playing Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone DirectX Encountered an Unrecoverable Error

Here’s a easy solution to fix DirectX Encountered An Unrecoverable Error in Call of Duty: Warzone.

If you are encountering the problem of the game crashing on your system then you are at the right place. In this post, we explain to you everything about the unrecoverable problem in DirectX while playing Call of Duty: Warzone.

This game is a free-to-play Battle Royale and is available on multiple platform such as Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC and it is a rather quality experience. However, many players are experiencing this trouble wherein an error is popping out in the DirectX that says: “DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the readme for possible solutions.”

If you are experiencing troubles then wait no more, let us just dive in…

How to recover the problem

The error can be recovered with the help of some possible solutions which has worked it out in many cases. The list of options is in the following:

  • Updating Video Card drivers
  • Scan and Repair Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Install additional Shaders
  • Disable Hardware Monitoring Software

Updating Video Card drivers

Please open the GeForce Experience or you can go to the AMD’s website depending on the brand of your video card that have with you. If you have an Nvidia, from this window you can “Check For Updates” to scan for new drivers. You need to ensure that your drivers are up to date.

Scan and Repair Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Please go to and click on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the left menu. There you will see the “Options” button and in that you will find “Scan and Repair”. You can select it and wait till the process is over. It will find and repair the issues while installing the game.

Installing Additional Shaders

Right after that please make sure that you have installed the additional shaders that actually install automatically while you open the game. You can open the game. i.e., Call of Duty: Warzone, and you will see a notification on the top of the screen informing you that some additional shaders are being downloaded and are to be installed. Please do not interfere with the process and let the go thing go on smoothly.

Disable Hardware Monitoring Software

Any program or software running in your system that monitors the hardware of your computer or overclocks your video card or the CPU must be turned off. Your computer must run the video card and CPU should be running at the stock clock speeds. Some of those programs which tend to overclock the system are GIGABYTE EasyTune, MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision X, and AMD Overdrive. Please turn them off and give the Call of Duty: Warzone a shot. Chances are that the game will run smoothly and you wouldn’t see the DirectX error anymore.

Other measures include setting the detection level to “None” if you are running RivaTuner Statistics Server. Also screen capture software might be adding to the problem as well. If the video is lagging then please try low fps settings as it might solve the issue for good.


The Call of Duty: Warzone needs some dedicated hardware if your hardware is fine then you will be able to experience it fully. Hope we could resolve the issue for you. Thanks for visiting and please provide your feedback if possible, it will help us improve. Thanks once again, happy gaming!

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