Error Fixes for Dishonored 2 PC- Crash on Startup, Lag, D3D11, Black Screen, DLL Fix

Dishonored 2 is the successor for one of the successful games Dishonored which was released back in 2012. For those who are not familiar, Dishonored is a stealth action adventure game that received several awards including the BAFTA best game award in 2012. This year, they have come up with the next installment in the series Dishonored 2. The bad news here is, although the game is out now, there are several performance issues, errors and bugs in Dishonored 2 that are encountered while downloading/ installing it on PCs. Anyhow, the good news we have for you is this post. In this post, we have come up with the list of fixes and workarounds for errors, crashes and bugs in Dishonored 2.


Firstly, let’s have a look at the system requirements for Dishonored 2 PC. If you fall anywhere below the requirements, just upgrade your PC. Here’s a list of Graphics cards in the post embedded below that you might wanna have a look into.

Errors Fix in Dishonored 2 PC 

#: Dishonored 2 Crashes on Startup Fix:

Dishonored 2 also faces similar issues like every new PC game does. The crashes are quite common these days and we have a working solution for this crashing issues. This workaround solves all kinds of crashes. For those who are not familiar, crashes generally occur due to clash between the drivers of hardware. To solve the issues, you just need to make clean install of the latest drivers for your hardware. Here, we recommend you to use the Driver scanner to install the drivers cleanly. This is a tool which updates all kinds of drivers on your PC just by one click. Just follow the instructions given below.

  • Go to this page
  • Now, click on “Scan for drivers”
  • You’ll be prompted to download driver scanner.
  • After downloading it, scan for drivers on your PC using it.
  • After 5-10 minutes, it comes up with the list of drivers that are needed to be updated.
  • From there, you can update the drivers by one click.

# Lag and Low FPS issues in Dishonored 2 Fix:

In the in-game settings, here are the best settings for the game (Source: PCGAMER)


  • In Nvidia control panel> Manage 3D settings, set the “power management mode” to “prefer maximum performance”
  • Set High priority to the game in Task Manager.

# Dishonored 2 Failed to start: Black screen:

First of all, make sure that the anti-virus isn’t the problem here. Whitelist the game in the anti-virus’ firewall. Now, make sure that you have latest DirexctX and Visual C++ installed on your PC.

#D3D11 swap chain Failed error Fix:

Just install the platform update for your OS from the official microsoft website. It’ll solve the issue.

#Dll Errors in Dishonored 2 PC Fix

Dll files are the lifesavers for the hardware as they make the task of computer simpler and enhance better performance of the hardware components. So firstly, whenever you install any software/ game, it installs few dll files into your PC library and uses them while running. However, there can be multiple software which use the same dll file and when you uninstall one of the software, the dll file gets wiped away and it causes the error while using other software which uses the same dll file. Generally, the best solution for this error is the Dll-Files Client, the tool which is specifially designed to solve the dll errors.

  • Just download it from here
  • In the search tab, enter the name of the Dll file that you are having error with
  • From the search results, click on the first result and click on install.

That’s it. The problem is solved. You can sit back and enjoy the game.

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