Borderlands 3 – How to Change DirectX 11 or 12 to 10

This is a simple instruction to help you switch from DirectX 11 or 12 to DirectX 10.

Guide to Change DirectX 11 or 12 to 10

What You Should Know First

The first thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need a rudimentary understanding of file modification.

You’ll only need to change one file, but before I show you how to convert to DirectX 10, I’ll show you how DirectX 11 and 12 look.

Videos on both DirectX 11 and 12

DirectX 11

DirectX 12

Steps for DirectX 10 in Borderlands 3

Now I will tell you how to change from either DirectX 11 or 12 to 10.

Go to

  • C:\Users[YourName]\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 3

With [YourName] being your actual user name used for your OS.

Now open the Saved folder and select and open the Config folder.

Now open the WindowsNoEditor folder and select GameUserSettings.ini

Now scroll down until you reach: PreferredGraphicsAPI=DX11 (or DX12)

Then you change it to DX10 instead of DX11 (or DX12)

It will appear as DirectX 11 or 12 when in-game, but will still say DX10 in the .ini file.

Borderlands 3 DirectX 10 Gameplay

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