World of Warcraft was unable to start up 3D acceleration. Please make sure DirectX 9.0 is installed and your video drivers are up-to-date.

Follow the steps below to resolve this issue.

  1. Make sure your system meets the minimum system requirements.
  2. Make sure your video card is supported on our Video Compatibility page.
  3. The game requires up-to-date drivers to run smoothly. Update your drivers regularly.
  4. The latest version of DirectX is required for World of Warcraft to run properly, and reinstalling it may resolve the issue. You can download the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft.

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If you have tried the above steps and still require assistance, please visit our Technical Support Forum or contact us.