THE FINALS – How to Force the Game to Switch to D3D11

If you can’t switch to DX11 using launch options anymore, I found a way that will probably work, by “literally removing D3D12 support”.

Guide to Force the Game to Switch to D3D11


I don’t know if everyone has this problem, some people say that switching it in the launch options still works for them, but for many people including me it doesn’t work anymore, maybe they forced it to D3D12, idk.


  1. Go into Windows\System32, look for D3D12.dll file and move it out of System32 folder.
  2. If you can’t do it then go into its Properties > Security > Advanced and if its owner is set to TrustedInstaller, change it to Administrators.
  3. Now you will be able to change permissions in Security tab, click Edit, select Administrators group and give it Full Control.
  4. After doing that you should be able to just move this file out of System32.
  5. Launch the game after moving the file out.

To revert it, just move the file back into System32. If you really want to revert the security changes then just change it back and change the file owner to “NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller”.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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