How to fix the OpenGL error in Minecraft

If you've been hit by the OpenGL error when opening Minecraft, we've got the answers you seek right here!

Even if you're playing on a great gaming laptop or running the 8K version of Minecraft, there's still a chance that something will go wrong and you'll see the OpenGL preventing you from playing Minecraft.

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To find out how to fix Minecraft OpenGL error, keep reading...

What is the Minecraft OpenGL error?

TheOpenGL errors stem from rendering problems within Minecraft. OpenGL is designed to speed up and streamline the rendering process with your GPU.

However, things can - and will - go wrong, especially when third-party mods, files, or drivers are involved.

Luckily, there are workarounds to the Minecraft OpenGL error.

How to Fix Minecraft OpenGL error

Here's a selection of fixes and solutions that may help solve your Minecraft OpenGL problems.

Update your Graphics Driver

The most common cause of the OpenGL error stems from an outdated graphics driver, and so updating your driver is your best chance at fixing the issue.

To do this, open up Device Manager and find the relevant driver that you think needs updating. Here, you can right-click to bring up the Update Driver option.

If your OS doesn't find any updates for the driver, you can go to the website of your driver's manufacturer to see if your driver is up-to-date. Here are the links to Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

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Disable any active shaders

Shaders that allow Minecraft players to change the textures and the terrain can also cause the error, as they use up part of the Minecraft applications resources when running or will interfere with other mods that you have running.

Disabling these shaders is a brute force way to fix the error, but if you don't want to turn them all of permanently, you can go through each installed shader to identify which one is causing the issue, instead.

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