DXGI Error Device Removed In Baldur’s Gate 3 [FIXED]

You can fix DXGI Device Removed Error by updating your drivers, undervolting/clocking your GPU, switching to DX11, or toggling VSync.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has had a plethora of players captivated. But problems like DXGI Device Removed or Device Lost Error in BG3 can be a pain, especially when it crashes the whole game. Players with entirely different levels of hardware have been experiencing these errors. But not to worry: We have compiled all the solutions from various users to put these errors to rest.

Key Takeaways
  • DXGI Device Removed or Device Lost Error in BG3 occurs randomly mid-playthroughs and crashes the game entirely. It generally states that it has crashed due to an unrecoverable DirectX error.
  • While the dialog box mentions some general fixes, most players have reported those as unhelpful.

To fix DXGI Error Device Removed In BG3, try the following solutions in order:

  1. Firstly, try the obvious and update your GPU drivers.
  2. Try to apply a slight Undervolt on your GPU.
  3. Apply a small Downclock to your GPU to give that a shot.
  4. Apply a small Power limit to your GPU as a last resort.
  5. Use DX11 instead of Vulkan, as the API is still a bit unstable.
  6. Lastly, try toggling your VSync.

What Is DXGI Device Removed Error In BG3?

Generally, errors of this sort point to an issue with your hardware. More specifically, your graphic card. It could be a problem with the game’s internal code or a simple bug. But it’s hard to tell without first troubleshooting the obvious.

DXGI Device Removed error reads, ‘The game has encountered an unrecoverable DirectX error and will shut down.’
DXGI Error Device Removed
DXGI Error Device Removed In Baldur’s Gate 3 (Image by eXputer)

What makes it especially point to your graphic card is that quite a few people have managed to fix this issue by tinkering with theirs. Baldur’s Gate 3 has had quite a few errors of this nature since launch. But with that said, we have compiled all the possible solutions for the device removed error which you should go through in succession.

Update GPU Drivers

While obvious in this scenario, the Red and Green giants keep pumping out better drivers almost every day. These can sometimes pile up and create problems. This is why we have Game-Ready drivers from both sides for every big release. So, if you haven’t already, doing so could be a potential problem solver.

To update your drivers, go through the following steps:


  1. Open AMD Adrenaline and click on the Home tab.
  2. From the right side, click on the Check for Updates button under the Drivers and Software section.
    Update AMD GPU Drivers
    Update your AMD GPU Drivers (Image by eXputer)
  3. If it finds an update, click on the Download button in the same section.


  1. Right-click on your desktop and click on Geforce Experience.
  2. Once in, click on the Drivers tab.
    Updating nvidia drivers
    Updating Nvidia Drivers (Image by eXputer)
  3. From the right side, click on the Check for Updates button.
    checking for available drivers
    Nvidia Driver Update (Image by eXputer)
  4. Wait for it to find the latest version, and then click on the Download button in the available section.

Once the download is finished, the installation wizard will take you through the process. When done, restart your computer to finalize the process.

Undervolt Your GPU

Most people think that undervolting their hardware could result in a disaster. This is simply not true if you just follow the very simple rule of doing it in very small chunks. It makes the component work at a lower voltage which can improve life span and temperatures. As DXGI Error Device Removed is more directly linked to your GPU not functioning right, applying this could fix the problem.

Before applying an undervolt, however, you would need some sort of GPU Load to check for stability. For this, you can run one of the following in the background:

Caution: Before going through these steps, it’s recommended that you watch your processor-specific video on YouTube. This is just so you are sure, as it’s more of a feel thing with finding the limit. If uncomfortable, skip this fix.

To do so, go through these steps:

  1. Firstly, download MSI Afterburner and install it.
  2. Open Afterburner and click on the Settings button.
    Opening Settings ni MSI Afterburner
    Opening Settings ni MSI Afterburner (Image by eXputer)
  3. Go to the General tab and into the Compatibility Properties section.
  4. Check the Unlock Voltage Control box and click on OK.
    Unlocking Voltage Control in Afterburner
    Unlocking Voltage Control in Afterburner (Image Copyrighted by eXputer)
  5. Run your chosen GPU Load in the background.
  6. Once this is done, you want your attention in the Voltage Section.
    Undervolting GPU to fix DXGI error Device removed
    Voltage Settings in Afterburner (Image Captured by eXputer)
  7. Now, repeat these steps:
    1. Type -25 in the small box next to the slider and click on the Apply Button
    2. Go into your benchmark and check for any abnormalities. If there are none, repeat but add 25 at each attempt.

You generally want to stay in the -100 to -125mV range for this. If you can achieve -125, that’s your cue to leave it be. If you encounter any artifacts, you can restart your computer, and it will revert to default. Then, you can choose the previous amount as the final value.

Underclock Your GPU

Many players have reported that slightly underclocking their clock speeds has also been just as effective in solving the Device Lost Error in BG3. This fix can also be used as an alternative to undervolting if that isn’t your cup of tea.

To do so, go through these simple steps:

  1. Open Afterburner and look for the Clock section in the middle.
    Downclocking GPU to fix Fevice Lost error
    Downclocking GPU in Afterburner (Image by eXputer)
  2. In there, type -50 in the box next to Core Clock and press Enter.
  3. Do the same for the Memory Clock and press Enter.
  4. Click on the Save button to save this change.
    Saving Changes in Afterburner
    Saving Changes in Afterburner (Image by eXputer)

Do note that if this does fix your issue, you might want to look into talking to your GPU’s vendor for support. This is because your GPU could be having issues, and it’s better to have it sorted out before any major issues start to happen. 

Powerlimit Your GPU

Power limiting your GPU is like FPS capping in games, except that instead of limiting your frames, you limit the power draw of your GPU. Some players have fixed the issue by applying this fix. While this would point to an aging Power Supply Unit. It’s better to try it out and then draw conclusions.

Follow these straightforward steps to apply a power limit to your GPU:

  1.  In Afterburner, look for the Power Limit Slider.
    Power Limiting your GPU to fix Device Lost error
    Power Limiting your GPU (Image by eXputer)
  2. Type in -10  in the box next to it.
  3. Click on the Save button to apply a 90% Power Limit.
    Saving Changes in Afterburner
    Saving Changes in Afterburner (Image by eXputer)

Switch From Vulkan

If none of the above fixes work for you, it’s most likely not a hardware issue causing this problem. Vulkan on BG3 is known to cause various issues. DXGI Error Device Removed is one of them. While DX11 is a little underwhelming, it is more stable, and switching from Vulkan is a possible fix at least until the developers fix the API.

Doing so is very simple:

  1. Right-click on the Game’s Shortcut on your desktop.
  2. In the Shortcut tab, click on Open File Location.
    opening file location of bg3
    Opening File Location (Image by eXputer)
  3.  Once opened, you need to create a shortcut for the bg3_dx11.exe.
    creating a shortcut for BG3 to fix device lost error
    Creating a Shortcut for the DX11 Executable(Image by eXputer)
  4. Launch the game using the newly created shortcut

Toggle VSync

While a bit unconventional, toggling your VSync is a known fix for this problem. The exact reason why this works could range from how the game manages its internal ticks to maybe a bug. In either case, trying it out wouldn’t hurt to fix the Device Lost Error in BG3.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open Baldur’s Gate 3 and navigate to Options.
    Openiing BG3 settings to fix device lost error
    Opening Settings in Baldur’s Gate 3 (Image by eXputer)
  2. Click on the Video tab on the top right side.
    Clicking on video options in Baldur's Gate 3
    Video Options For Baldur’s Gate 3 (Image Copyrighted by eXputer)
  3. In here, just toggle your Vsync setting. (Enable it if disabled and vice versa)
    Toggling VSync in BG3 to fix DXGI error device removed
    Toggling VSync in Baldur’s Gate 3 (Image Captured by eXputer)

Final Words

With that, we conclude our guide on this dense issue. Hopefully, you were able to get rid of the problem and get back to exploring the game. If not, we would recommend contacting Larian Support to resolve the problem. If you have been experiencing other issues with Baldur’s Gate 3, why not check out our guides right below to get those issues straightened out as well?


What does the DXGI error device removed mean?

If this happens with various games and programs, it could indicate a hardware problem or erroneous graphics drivers creating the issue.

Could Undervloting my GPU harm it?

Generally speaking, the answer is No. If you do it in small chunks, you will never get to a point where you could do any harm to your GPU.

What does power limiting do?

Power Limiting your GPU prevents it from boosting to its maximum. As the name suggests, it limits the amount it will boost based on its power draw.

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Ayyoun Ali

Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on his first console, the PS1. He’s got a Software Engineering background and loves to play games for entertainment and understand them from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and older ones and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience.  Experience: 7+ years || Education: Bachelor's in Software Engineering || Worked For VeryAli Gaming and IGN || Written 200+ Articles || Senior Editor For Game Errors & Settings

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