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Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed To Initialize Graphics Device Fix

Here's how to fix the Failed To Initialize Graphics Device error in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

One of the many errors, unfortunately, plaguing players is the Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed to Initialize Graphics Device error. This is the message you may get before the game crashes. Now, if you were excited to play the game but it just won’t run (but other Blizzard games run perfectly) then this issue can be quite frustrating. Is there a solution to this problem? Let’s look at the options.

How to Fix Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed to Initialize Graphics Device Error

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Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed To Initialize Graphics Device crashing

Follow these steps to solve the Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed to Initialize Graphics Device error and run the game on your PC smoothly.

Nvidia GPU

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  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Manage 3D Settings
  3. Program Setting
  4. Choose the game
  5. Click High-performance Nvidia processor as your preferred graphics

AMD GPU

  1. Head to Radeon Settings
  2. Click on Preferences
  3. Additional Settings
  4. Choose Power
  5. Click on Switchable Graphics Application Settings
  6. Select the game
  7. Click on High-Performance Profile under graphics Settings

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Also remember that Windows 10 is mandatory for this game so if you are using anything under that, you will most likely face the graphics issue. Here are the minimum and recommended requirements for D2R:

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 30GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

Recommended Specifications

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  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 30GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

So, if you can move to Windows 10, the game could work without graphical glitches. But then again, there are a few players who are reporting that despite having Windows 10 and fulfilling the recommended system requirements, the Diablo 2 Resurrected Failed to Initialize Graphics Device is still coming up. If that’s the case, you can wait until Blizzard fixes this issue in a patch or you can get a refund but there are a few conditions for it. Check out our guide to know more.

And for everything else, head over to our Diablo 2 Resurrected guides on Gamer Tweak!