This is strange, I have not seen a crash like this so early in startup. It is before it even starts to load any levels or assets.
Googling the exact error (D3D11Viewport.cpp
with error 8876017C) in the logs brings up this: https://forums.funcom.com/t/i-cant-play-the-game/18077
Who has the same 940MX as you So you are not alone in this.
Reading this long thread on the issue: https://steamcommunity.com/app/427290/discussions/1/1697174779864185373/
Seems that maybe a Windows 10 update has sort of screwed up the ability for UE4 to correctly select/run/use the Geforce 940MX over the Integrated Intel Chipset.
Quoting Emil from that Steam Thread:
I fixed it on my machine.
Download the ZIP file from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27847/Graphics-Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-10?product=80939
NOT the executable (it won’t work for everyone)
Use the directions found here to install, even if the driver is unsupported by the manufacturer:
(Nb. I’ve not actually tried playing with the new drivers installed… but the game at least runs now)
EDIT: Fortnite also works now
Also, another option for fixing this, for those who have the option, is to disable integrated graphics in the BIOS.
A reddit thread I found on this, the player fixed it by rolling back a Windows 10 version from 1803 to 1709. It looks like my work machine is still on 1709.