This error, also sometimes seen as "D3D device being lost", can be caused by faulty or failing hardware. The most common cause is a GPU that:
- May not be working correctly
- May not be sufficient to play the game
- Has been over/underclocked
- Is not receiving enough power
If you are experiencing this issue you can attempt the following troubleshooting steps:
- Lowering your graphics in Dead by Daylight.
- Verifying your game files. More info can be found here.
- Attempt to run Dead by Daylight as an Administrator, as well as try to launch it directly from your platform's library (and not through a desktop or taskbar shortcut).
- Ensure your graphics drivers are up to date.
- Rollback graphics drivers to an older version.
- Reinstall Dead by Daylight.
- Remove GPU overclock/underclock (if applicable).
Additionally, we strongly recommend you perform the necessary checks to ensure your system (most notably your GPU and power supply) is working optimally.