How to Fix Cannot Find Dxgi.dll Error in PUBG

Since the crackdown on cheats, many players have come across an error message that reads ‘cannot find dxgi.dll. The game will then refuse to launch and you’ll be stuck in your Steam game library twiddling your thumbs for no good reason. However, instead of getting frustrated, breathe a sigh of relief as we have a list of potential fixes that will solve the issue and get you back on the road to some hearty chicken dinners in no time. So here is our guide to fixing the dxgi.dll error code.

What is the dxgi.dll error in PUBG?

Firstly, you have to understand what error you are trying to resolve. This file is essentially responsible for the reshade function when playing PUBG. This is a post-processing tool that expands the graphical settings of games with the aid of Direct X. In the case of PUBG, this function is mandatory for the game to run and with the changes to the anti-cheating software, PUBG will accidentally block this file from functioning, therefore causing the game not to launch.

It can be a frustrating occurrence but not one that should spoil your gaming session. Here are a few steps you can take get back on the battlefield.

Update Your Graphics Card

Although an outdated graphics card can cause a whole wealth of problems, one of which can indeed be related to the dxgi.dll file. In order to make sure you are running the most efficient and up to date drivers, you will need to update the driver manually. This isn’t too stressful however, so don’t panic. Here is a quick guide on how to install new drivers for your graphics card.

  1. Go to the manufacturer website and within their graphics card driver section, then download the most up to date iteration available.
  2. Once this is done simply enter the start menu and right-click on ‘computer’.
  3. After this, you will want to click on the manage option, followed by ‘select driver manager’
  4. Once in this menu, locate the graphics card for your system and right-click on it.
  5. Then simply update the driver by selecting the one you downloaded earlier.
  6. Once the new driver is installed, try to launch PUBG and see if everything is in working order.

Run steam as the administrator

When it comes to running games without administrative privileges, it simply requires the player to allow said privileges to get things back to normal. Though you may be wondering, how do i get steam to run as the administrator on my PC? Well thankfully the process is very simple. Though you must have the ability to enter the administrator login credentials if needed.

What this means is that if you are using a computer with multiple user accounts. There is a possibility that your account may not be the admin. In this case, either have this person present or get the applicable details before continuing with this process.

If you have these details, however, then this fix is not difficult at all. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it:

  1. Firstly, close the PUBG window. Then if you have steam currently open and it’s running without administrative privileges, simply close down steam.
  2. Once you have closed steam, locate the shortcut for steam either on your desktop, taskbar or in your program files. Once you have done this, right-click on the shortcut.
  3. When the right-click menu shows, what you should select is ‘run as administrator’. If you need to enter login details it will prompt you to do so.

Once you have changed this and ran steam as an administrator. The program should be able to use the dgxi.dll file if this was what had stopped it.

If it doesn’t clear up the issue, don’t stress.

There are still a number of things you can try.

Rename the Dxgi.dll File

To fix this issue, it can be as simple as renaming the file so that the block PUBG is trying to place on the file doesn’t recognize it. Here is a quick guide on how to do this.

  1. Go to the location that is listed in the error message. This is most often as follows:
    C: -> Program Files (x86) -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> PUBG -> TsIGame -> Binaries -> Win64)
  2. Once you are in the right location, slowly double click on the dxgi.dll file and fill the field with a new name.
  3. Try to launch PUBG and check if it has returned to normal working order.

Delete the Dxgi.dll file

If renaming the file doesn’t do the trick, then another option is to delete the troublesome file altogether. Here is a quick guide on how to do this:

  1. Go to the location that is listed in the error message. This is most often as follows:
    C: -> Program Files (x86) -> Steam -> steamapps -> common -> PUBG -> TsIGame -> Binaries -> Win64)
  2. Once in the right area, locate the dxgi.dll file and right-click the file. Then select delete from the menu.
  3. Attempt to launch PUBG to see if everything is working as normal.

What must be noted is that if this method works and you regain access to PUBG, there will be limitations. These limitations relate to the reshading function and without this, players will see related graphical details be absent from the gameplay. This function is often used by players to locate players from further distances or in semi-hidden spots, so just bear this in mind.

This will rectify itself when you download the next patch or update that comes out but if this is not something you are willing to wait for, you may want to try the next fix below.

Get a New Dxgi.dll File

So, you’ve tried all these fixes, deleted the file and PUBG still refuses to run. What this means is that you’ll need a brand new replacement Dxgi.dll file. This sounds like a lot of work but really it’s very simple.

Here is a step by step guide on how to get a shiny new dgxi.dll file.

  1. Go to the download page for ‘Microsoft DirectX end user runtime web installer’. If you simply google this installer it should be one of the top answers.
  2. When on the page there should be an option to download. Click this option and ensure that you have selected the appropriate language.
  3. Next, start the installer package and follow the instruction it gives throughout the installation.
  4. Once you have completed the installation be sure to restart your computer so that the new software takes effect.
  5. Launch PUBG when you have logged back in and check if everything is working as it should.

Deal with Dxgi.dll!

No one wants a situation where they can’t even launch their favorite game. It can be a real nightmare when you are about to settle in for the long haul and really turn your night sour. Not one member of the PUBG community would dispute that stopping cheaters should be one of the number one priorities of the developers. Though, it shouldn’t be at the detriment of the law-abiding players.

Thankfully, there are a number of solutions to the issue and with these tips, you won’t have to suffer for too long. So just follow our guides and you will be back online to team up with your buddies in no time. So go on, fix up those files and get back into the action.

So that’s our rundown on the notorious Dxgi.dll error code. Have you ever encountered this issue? What way to did you handle this issue? Did any of these steps help you? Let us know in the comments and as always, thank you for reading, TheGlobalGaming!