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HITMAN – DirectX 12 Mode Is Unstable, Causes Crashes

HITMAN has just been released on the PC. And while the game shipped with support for DX12, this particular path is currently bugged.

The funny thing here is that the press build of the game ran without problems under DX12. However, this build was updated to the final release, which is constantly crashing under DX12.

These past few hours we’ve been unable to run the game under DX12. We’ve tried all available options, however we were unable to prevent the game from crashing.

For what is worth, the game does not crash under DX11.

And we are not the only ones experiencing this issue. As we can see, there are already a lot of users that are experiencing crashes when DX12 is enabled.

We can also confirm that there is performance difference between DX11 and DX12, but more on this in our upcoming PC Performance Analysis.

For the time being, avoid the game’s DX12 path as it’s bugged!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email