How to Fix Epic Games Launcher Unsupported Graphics Card Error

While using Epic Games Launcher, you get the following error message:

Unsupported Graphics Card – There is a problem with your graphics card. Please ensure your card meets the minimum system requirements and that you have the latest drivers installed.

Not to worry. You can fix the error with one of the following methods.

Method 1: Repair Epic Games Launcher
Method 2: Update graphics card drivers
Method 3: Force Epic Games Launcher to run with OpenGL
Method 4: Force Epic Games Launcher to run with high graphics settings

Method 1: Repair Epic Games Launcher

Windows built-in repair tool allows you to repair some apps and applications if they’re running correctly. You can try using the tool to repair Epic Games Launcher. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke Run box.

2) Type “control panel” into the Run box and click OK. Then then Control Panel window will pop up.

3) At the Control Panel window, View by Category and click on Programs.

4) Click on Programs and Features.

5) Select Epic Games Launcher and click Repair. Then Windows will start repairing the application.

repair epic games launcher

6) Once done, check to see if you can run Epic Games Launcher without the error.

If Method 1 doesn’t fix the problem, try Method 2.

Method 2: Update graphics card drivers

If you’re using outdated graphics card drivers, you may run into the Epic Games Launcher Unsupported Graphics Card error. To fix the error, you can try updating the graphics card driver to the latest version.

You can use Driver Easy to update the driver easily. Driver Easy is a third-party driver update utility with more than 3 million users around the world, which allows you to update drivers with just a few clicks.

1) Download Driver Easy Free and install it on your computer.

2) Launch the application and click the Scan Now button to detect any outdated drivers on your computer.

3) Click the Update button next to the graphics card driver. Then the driver will be downloaded automatically. Once download is done, you can install the driver easily with the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy.

If you’d like to update all drivers, you can upgrade Driver Easy Free to Pro. Click the Update All button, then all drivers will be downloaded and installed automatically.

If Method 2 doesn’t fix the problem, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Force Epic Games Launcher to run with OpenGL

To fix the error, you can try forcing Epic Games Launcher to run with OpenGL. To do so:

1) Right-click on the shortcut of Epic Games Launcher and select Properties.

2) At the Properties window, in the Target field, add “ -opengl” at the end. (Don’t forget the space.)

force epic games launcher to run with opengl

If you don’t customize the install location, the full text will appear like this:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win32\EpicGamesLauncher.exe” -opengl

3) Click Apply.

4) Check to see if you can run Epic Games Launcher without the error.

Method 4: Force Epic Games Launcher to run with high graphics settings

Your graphics card may not meet the system requirements to run the Epic Games Launcher. You can use the “ -nosettingslimit” parameter to override the system limitations and force the game to run with high graphics settings. Follow these steps:

1) Right-click on the shortcut of Epic Games Launcher and select Properties.

2) At the Properties window, in the Target field, add “ -nosettingslimit” at the end. (Don’t forget the space.)

force epic games launcher to run with high graphics settings

If you don’t customize the install location, the full text may appear like this:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win32\EpicGamesLauncher.exe” -nosettingslimit

3) Click Apply.

4) Check to see if you’re able to run Epic Games Launcher without the error.

Hopefully you can fix the Epic Games Launcher Unsupported Graphics Card error with the above steps. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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