Microsoft Warns of Discord Bug Causing Some Windows 10 Games to Crash

Microsoft has warned that some games using Direct3D 12 might fail to launch due to a bug in Discord if the in-game overlay is enabled.

The issue is listed as a known problem in the latest cumulative updates shipped by Microsoft on the February 2021 Patch Tuesday rollout for Windows 10 devices.

“Microsoft and Discord have found incompatibility issues with some games using Direct3D 12 when the in-game overlay feature of Discord is enabled. When attempting to open affected games you might receive an error, or the game might close silently,” Microsoft explains.

Needless to say, since the whole thing is happening when using the in-game overlay, the easiest workaround available right now is to just turn off this feature.

A patch is already up for grabs

But on the other hand, worth knowing is that Discover has already resolved the problem, so users are strongly recommended to install the latest version as soon as possible.

“This issue is now resolved … (read more)

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