After waiting for so long, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire game was finally released today and I didn’t hesitate to purchase it from steam. I tried launching the game after downloading it, but it didn’t work. So I checked Steam’s installation folder for the .exe file and tried launching it, but I received a system error message informing me that the Program could not be launched because d3d11.dll is missing from my system and that I should have the program reinstalled to fix it. I reinstalled the game, but it didn’t work. The response I got from the game developers and steam support was not favourable as I was informed that the problem was not with the game, but with my system and they suggested that I update my drivers. I decided to search the internet for a viable solution and in the process, I discovered that many other users also experienced the d3d11.dll is missing error whenever they tried launching Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
After searching for some time, I discovered some solutions, but none of those solutions worked well, and some of them even went as far as suggesting that I install third party applications that turned out to be threats to my system. I finally discovered a working solution and it didn’t even require any serious IT knowledge or installation of any third party software. All I had to do was visit https://fix4dll.com/d3d11_dll, and download the d3d11.dll file. Then use the installation instructions to install the file. If you still have the original file, then back it up. After completing the installation, I rebooted my system and to my delight, PoE 2: Deadfire was working perfectly fine.