Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error - how to fix

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Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error - how to fix
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If you are hit by the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error, then you are not alone.

We've seen quite a few people posting on forums their experiences of Need for Speed Unbound crashing and giving them a DirectX error. Players who were eager to experience the new NFS title were left disappointed when the annoying DirectX error deprived them of the game.

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If you are one of them, then don't worry because this guide will show you how to fix the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error. Let's get started!

How to fix the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error

It can be frustrating when you are racing to the finish line and the game crashes and returns you a DirectX error. While it can ruin your gaming experience, the good news is that the DirectX error is not serious and it can be easily fixed.

Assuming your Windows, graphics drivers and the game itself are fully updated, follow the steps below to fix the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error.

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  • Given that this error seems tied to DirectX, make sure that DirectX is fully up to date on your computer.
  • Download the DirectX End-User Runtime Installer to install any missing libraries needed to run NFS Unbound.
  • Try turning off in-game overlays such as GeForce Experience, Origin or Steam.

Hopefully, one of the suggestions will fix the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error. If following the above steps didn’t solve the issue, then it's probably time to contact EA for further help. You can reach them on Twitter via @EAHelp, or go to their website.

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What is the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error?

The DirectX error has always been an issue with EA games. FIFA 22 had it, Madden 23 had it, and now Need for Speed Unbound has it as well. Typically, the DirectX error can crash the game at almost any moment, with little warning.

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Outdated graphics drivers, Windows OS or DirectX software are the possible causes of the Need for Speed Unbound DirectX error. While it is hard to pinpoint the exact cause of the issue, the solutions we've outlined above should hopefully get rid of the DirectX error once and for all.