Death Stranding – Windows 10 build 1809 required error – Is there a fix?

Death Stranding Windows 10 build 1809 required error – Death Stranding finally got released on the Windows platform. The launch seems to be going quite smooth so far. And there aren’t many hiccups yet.

But as we all know, AAA titles these days have to have bugs and errors. I don’t remember when was the last a big game released without any issues at launch. Same is the case with Death Stranding. People have already started witnessing errors.

Death Stranding – Windows 10 build 1809 required error – Is there a fix?

It looks like a lot of users who bought Death Stranding on PC are getting an error message that is telling them that their Windows 10 OS is not up-to-date.

The error message is showing “Windows 10 build 1809 required“. But what the message is not showing, is the solution to fix this error.

Now people might think that it is not that big of a deal. One has to only update their OS right? This is where the problem arises. Most of the people who are reporting the error are running the latest version of Windows.

If you don’t know how to check the build of your OS then all you have to do is:

  • Press Windows+R keys on your keyboard
  • Type winver and press enter

Your build details will pop up in a small window. It should look something like this:

A lot of people who are running the latest version of Windows 10, which is 1909 are also facing this issue. There is a huge post regrading this issue on Steam. You can check it out here.

Unfortunately, there is no fix for this error. The developers are already aware about this issue and they have said that a patch is on its way. I can only imagine how frustrating this can be as a lot of people who were waiting for Death Stranding to arrive on PC, couldn’t even launch it now.

I did manage to run the game on my personal gaming rig which is running Version 2004 of Windows 10. This version is not available for everyone though as it is still rolling out slowly.

I am not sure if this problem is related to a specific Windows version or not. But you can always try updating your OS to the latest one available. I know a lot of people don’t like updating their systems because of the buggy windows updates, but there is nothing much you can do here.


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Last Updated on July 16, 2020

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