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How to fix Diablo 4 ‘drivers out of date’ error

Don’t let the Diablo 4 ‘drivers out of date’ error get in the way of your fight against Lilith and her demonic hordes, as it's a relatively simple fix.

Diablo 4 drivers out of date error: Lilith, antagonist of Diablo 4, stands against a firey backdrop

How do you fix Diablo 4 ‘drivers out of date’ error? Blizzard’s latest entry into the ARPG series is giving us a hefty hit of gaming nostalgia with its tried-and-true loot-gobbling gameplay loop and MMO-flavored action, but only when you can actually get into the game. So, before you can indulge in a relaxing bout of demon-slaying, you’ll have to slay the demon of out-of-date drivers.

The Diablo 4 release date arrived earlier this week, and millions of us are spending our every waking moment – well, apart from working, I guess – exploring Sanctuary and combating the legions of hell. Our Diablo 4 review gave it a perfect score and praised its seamless amalgamation of what made its predecessors great into a modern package. Diablo 4 features terrifying bosses, complex character builds, and an endless supply of cool, new loot, but what should you do when you can’t even get into the game?

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How to fix Diablo 4 drivers out of date error

Here’s how to fix Diablo 4 drivers out of date error:

  • Press Windows + R.
  • Type dxdiag and click OK.
  • After the DirectX Diagnostic Tool loads, click the Display tab.
  • The video card’s name and manufacturer are listed in the Device section. The current driver version is listed in the Driver section.
  • Visit the driver manufacturer’s website to obtain the most up-to-date driver. Contact the driver manufacturer for assistance with updating the driver. If the computer is under warranty, contact the computer manufacturer.

You can download the drivers here:

If you’ve tried that and found no new drivers available for your GPU, don’t fret. To bypass that issue and hard-launch Diablo 4 you should:

  • Open the Diablo 4 game page on the Battle.net app.
  • Choose ‘Game Settings’ from the ‘Options’ dropdown menu.
  • Type “-bypassgpudrivercheck” minus the quotation marks into “Additional command line arguments”.
  • Click “Done”.

Now that you’ve sorted the Diablo 4 drivers out of date error, you can start building up a hearty pile of demon viscera in your quest for the sickest legendary loot. If you need help deciding which Diablo 4 class to play as, or need help creating the best Diablo 4 builds, we’ve got all the info you need, including insights from Blizzard game devs.