How To Fix F1 2020 Errors: Crash, Audio, DLL Issue, Black Screen and more

F1 2020

F1 2020 is here. The official 2020 video game of Formula 1 and Formula 2 marks the thirteenth addition to the games’ series. Codemasters F1 2020 is playable on PC, Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One. In this guide, we provide details on how to fix F1 2020 errors – Crash, Audio Issue, DLL Error, Black Screen and more. Before you head on to the fixes, have a look at the F1 2020 system requirements to rule out any configuration issue as the cause of the error that you are facing. F1 2020 preorders of the Schumacher Edition is available to gamers from July 7. It is releasing for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on July 10.

F1 2020 System Requirements

F1 2020 Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System – Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor –
    • Intel Core i3 2130
    • AMD FX 4300
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM
  • Storage – 80 GB available space
  • Graphics –
    • NVIDIA GT 640
    • AMD HD 7750
  • DirectX- DirectX 11 Graphics Card
  • Sound Card – DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended to have Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive

F1 2020 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS – Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor –
    • Intel Core i5 9600K
    • AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Memory – 16 GB RAM
  • Storage – 80 GB available space
  • Graphics –
    • NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
    • AMD RX 590
  • DirectX – DirectX12 Graphics Card
  • Sound Card – DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended to have Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive

How To Fix F1 2020 Errors: Crash, Performance Issues, DLL Error, Black Screen and more

F1 2020 Crash on Startup Fix

The first thing to check is that the minimum system requirements are met, as mentioned above. It is also better to check that all the drivers are up to date. Next step is to make sure it is not because of issue DirectX. You should use DirectX 12. However if you need to run it on DX11, below in this guide, you can find the steps to do so. Before that here are some DX12 use cases where the game crashes and how to fix these for F1 2020.

  • First case is if you are using DX12 – Nvidia 970 – Run the game in DX11.
  • Using DX12 – AMD RX – Disable Geometry Culling.
  • Using DX12 – MSI Afterburner – Crashes while switching between fullscreen and windowed mode. To fix it, recommended to close MSI Afterburner and relaunch.

Make sure to Verify Integrity of Game Files when you face crash on launch issue. This will make sure that it is not happening because of corrupt game file. To do this, go to Steam > LIBRARY > Right-click on F1 2020 > Properties > Local Files > now click Verify integrity of game file.

For some gamers using Nvidia, the crash fixes on turning off Shader Cache in the Nvidia Control panel. Here is how to do it. In NVIDIA Control Panel, click on 3D Settings. Then click Manage 3D settings and click on Program Settings. Here you need to add the game. Click Add and select F1 2020. You will see an option Shader Cache under specify settings for this program. Click Off. That’s done.

F1 2020 Audio Stutter

If you choose to use DX11 or the drivers are not up to date, you may get this issue, the audio stuttering while you are driving. Update the drivers and use DX12 for best performance.

F1 2020 Black Screen Fix

If it happens after a race, then this error usually happens due to issue with the antivirus. Try whitelisting the game in the antivirus. However if the black screen issue appears on launch, you need to check the resolution. Get to the windowed mode (alt+enter), now change the resolution of the game same as that of the monitor.

F1 2020 Dll Missing Error Fix

For dll missing error, you need to download the missing dll file and install it. It will also be a helpful thing to download and reinstall the latest Microsoft Visual C++.

How to Play F1 2020 on DirectX 11 (It is recommended to play it on DirectX12)

You can try to run F1 2020 on DirectX11. For this In Steam, go to Library > right click on F1 2020 and then click Properties. Now in Properties > General tab, click Set Launch Options >
then type -force-d3d11
That’s it. Now click Ok and close the Properties window and run the game.

F1 2020 No Sound Issue Fix

Most common cause of no sound issue is not updated drivers. Make sure the audio drivers are up to date. To do this go to Start > Control panel > Open Device Manager. Here you need to update the audio device driver and reboot the system once the update is complete.

These are some of the F1 2020 errors and fixes so far. This guide will be updated as and when new issues come up.

You may also want to check out our guides on How to Fix F1 2017 Errors and How to Fix F1 2016 Errors