How to Fix Total War: WARHAMMER III Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues

Total War: WARHAMMER III is the latest game published by SEGA and Feral Interactive. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Total War: WARHAMMER III crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the Total War: WARHAMMER III in-game issues.

Known Total War: WARHAMMER III Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Total War: WARHAMMER III:

  • Crashing
  • Black Screen
  • Lag
  • Screen Tearing
  • Stuttering

Recommended Fixes for Total War: WARHAMMER III Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Total War: WARHAMMER III crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Total War: WARHAMMER III players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.

Check Total War: WARHAMMER III System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Total War: WARHAMMER III crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Total War: WARHAMMER III without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:

Total War: WARHAMMER III Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3/Ryzen 3 series
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 900/AMD RX 400 series | Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 11

Total War: WARHAMMER III Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5/Ryzen 5 series
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/AMD RX 5600-XT

For those who meet the requirements but still getting the issues mentioned above, below are the fixes that you can try.

Update Your Drivers

Total War: WARHAMMER III is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Total War: WARHAMMER III is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.

Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in Total War: WARHAMMER III.

Driver Booster

Verify Game Integrity

Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Total War: WARHAMMER III issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Total War: WARHAMMER III. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Total War: WARHAMMER III.

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Total War: WARHAMMER III from the game list on the left side.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.

Check out the image below for the steps.


Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for Total War: WARHAMMER III.

Kill Resource-Hogging Applications

Chances are you have lots of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Total War: WARHAMMER III crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Total War: WARHAMMER III.

Some of the most popular software that eats lots of resources while in the background are Media Players, web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome,  and more. You can close these applications by closing them using the Task Manager.

Disable Antivirus

Another reason why Total War: WARHAMMER III keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Total War: WARHAMMER III’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus. Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. If you download the Total War: WARHAMMER III from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Total War: WARHAMMER III and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Total War: WARHAMMER III issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Rogue Legends. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Total War: WARHAMMER III discussion community on Steam.

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