[Fix] FATAL ERROR: “Cannot initialize renderer” – Dying Light

FATAL ERROR: “Cannot initialize renderer” occurs in Dying Light when DirectX version in the registry is set incorrectly. In this post, you’ll learn how to fix it quickly.

Fix 1: Change DirectX version

Follow these steps to change DirectX version:

  • Close Steam.
  • Open Windows regedit (Press Windows + R keys and type “regedit” in it).
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > DirectX
  • Modify “Version“.
  • Set its value to “” and save it.
  • Close the window.
  • Go to Microsoft website and download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer. (Don’t forget to choose your language before downloading).
  • Extract the setup file and install it.
  • Launch Dying Light.

I don’t think you’ll see FATAL ERROR: “Cannot initialize renderer” in Dying Light again šŸ™‚

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