World of Warcraft is not responding

I have the same problem

EDIT: I also have an AMD card. Starting with DirectX 11 fixed the problem.

Did you guys also have driver crashes in the time stuff dungeon?

This actually fixed it. Purely Genius

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Thank you! What a mess. :sweat_smile:

I should add this CAN work too but not seen many comments of just letting the client sit and hope it’ll run, it might be hit or miss on that front.

Yes, that worked for me too, thanks for the tip! Didn’t even have to wait 5 minutes, it was more like 2, maybe. Hope they fix soon though, having to wait even 2 mins to play will get tedious fast! (hashtag firstworldproblems…)

(No, I don’t much care to drop back down to DX11 tbh… We’ll see how long this takes, maybe I will…)

Same problem…

Forcing dx11 fixed the issue. If you don’t know how to force this is how.

  1. open battlenet and go to settings in the top right corner
  2. go to game settings
  3. select wow and find (additional command line arguments) > click that box and add -d3d11

He-he.
As I remember, some time ago WoW had microfreezes under dx11 and the recomendation was - switch to dx12. I suppose that soon we will need dx9 support…

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+1! Can’t load the game since patch installed. :<

Fixed my boot issue. DX12 is borked rn.

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Again? When 10.1 launched there were also issues with AMD cards right? (-d3d11 fixed it btw!)

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How did this not get seen during testing? A note response for ETA to patch this would be greatly appreciated.

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Happening to me too on amd. I managed to get in to the game after waiting 3-5mins after clicking play.

Game has’t run well at all since before dragonflight and now it no longer runs good job Blizzard, ̶a̶p̶p̶e̶a̶r̶n̶t̶l̶y̶ ̶g̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶o̶p̶t̶i̶m̶i̶z̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶N̶V̶I̶D̶I̶A̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶r̶s̶ only optimized for directx11.

Double confirm i just let it run then alt tab out then click the icon on task bar and it worked instantly.

edit: the issue went away permanently now even upon reboot as if its trying to do some shader compiling without telling it does it, cos after it starts up fine after couple of minutes it will do so every time i think

I have an RTX 3080 and it is also not working on dx12.
On the other hand, it works fine on my ryzen 7940HS

Same issue with AMD card and DX12, wonder if any GM responds on ETA for solving it

Well, at least the DX11 works.
Hopefully a TEMPORARY fix. I know that in majority of scenarios DX11 vs DX12 is not a world shattering improvement but still feels like I am using “old tech” with DX11. :rofl:

Blockquote Well, at least the DX11 works.
Hopefully a TEMPORARY fix. I know that in majority of scenarios DX11 vs DX12 is not a world shattering improvement but still feels like I am using “old tech” with DX11

DX12 is way superior. Especially for threaded games. Which WoW finally is.

So i did go back to DX12 and waited 4-5 mins, game started… did try it few times, it works that way… and everything fine in-game

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6700XT here , waiting 5-7 mins seam to resolve the issue , so my first guess would be that this is one of those times again the AMD-shader cache might be the issue , rebuilding/clearing it. You can can clear those manually in the AMD-drivers , not sure if this would solve any issue since it was fixed for me by just waiting.

Since i only have to wait the first time 5-7 mins when i launched the game, after that the game launches instant.

rx 6750 xt wow is not responding :(((