How to fix Middle-earth: Shadow of War Errors: Blurry Textures, Lag, Direct3D 11.1 API Error and more

How to fix Middle-earth: Shadow of War Errors: Blurry Textures, Lag, Direct3D 11.1 API Error and more

Warner Bros. and Monolith Productions are back with the second installment in the critically acclaimed Middle-earth franchise. Middle-earth: Shadow of War sees the return of ranger Talion as he quests to forge a new Ring of Power this time. The game is available on PC and consoles. A mobile version also accompanied the release which is an RTS played from a top down view.

Here we’ll talk about the issues, the game’s PC version has been facing and help you try to resolve them.  But before that, let’s make sure you have what it takes to run the game smoothly on PC. Below are the official system requirements for the game. If your rig doesn’t meet these, then we highly recommend you to upgrade it to enjoy this adventure.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War System Requirements

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD 7870, 2 GB / NVIDIA GTX 660, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz / Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX 480, 4 GB or RX580, 4GB / NVIDIA GTX 970 4, GB or GTX1060, 6GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space

Now that we have established that your PC has these specifications at your hand, let’s focus on the issues that are troubling you in successfully running the game.

How to fix Middle Earth: Shadow of War Errors

Crash / Crash to Desktop / Startup Crash

This is one of the most common issue among gamers for almost all PC games. Several Shadow of War players have also reported crashes in the past couple of days. Well, the general fix is simple as it sounds. You just need to update your graphics drivers to the latest version. NVIDIA has released the Game Ready Drivers about which you can read here. That solves the problem for most of the users.

Lag / Low FPS

If you are facing lag while playing the game, you can try bringing down the visual settings like anti-aliasing in the first place. If that fixes the issue, then you’re good to go. If it doesn’t, then perform the following:

  • Open up Task Manager, find ShadowofWar.exe and set it to High Priority
  • Disable Vsync
  • Make sure the game is running at your monitor’s native resolution
  • Switch to fullscreen mode from window mode if that is the case

Blurry Texture / Blurry Graphics / Blurriness

In addition to the above problems, some of the players have reported blurry textures while playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The first step in order to fix this is to disable Dynamic Resolution in the game Settings. Also, bring down the anti-aliasing to FXAA for clearer image.

DirectX Errors / Direct3D 11.1 API Error

For those who are encountering issues related to DirectX, we’ve got you covered. Apparently, the most common of them which is Direct3D 11.1 API is solved by installing Internet Explorer 11 and its updates. You can find link to it here.

Screen Flickering

This is another of the annoying issues that Shadow of War players have been facing since launch. The simple workaround for screen flickering is to run the game in “Borderless Windowed Mode”. This is simple fix and works most of the time.

That’s all the issues we’ve been reported for Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s PC version. If you want contribute a solution to another issue, you can share it in the comments section below.

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Shuvo Kumar

How to fix Middle-earth: Shadow of War Errors: Blurry Textures, Lag, Direct3D 11.1 API Error and more

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Shuvo has been very passionate about technology and gadgets since his early days. He has been an avid gamer too. He is currently pursuing engineering in Computer Science. He loves trying out new apps and and sharing his knowledge with the world.