Total War: WARHAMMER II constantly crashes in the middle of the game? If you’re in this annoying predicament, take a deep breath and try the solutions below.

8 simple fixes to try:

You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Check your PC specs
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Run your game as an administrator
  4. Update your graphics driver
  5. Verify the integrity of your game files
  6. Run your game with DirectX11
  7. Check for Windows Firewall
  8. Run your game in compatibility mode
  9. Reinstall Steam

Fix 1: Check your PC specs

Game crashing issues commonly happen when players’ PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements to run the game. So, before you start troubleshooting, ensure that your computer hardware is not the core problem.

Here are the MINIMUM system requirements to run WARHAMMER II:

OS: Windows 7 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
Memory: 5 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @720p
Storage:  60 GB available space

If you’re unfamiliar with your PC’s components, follow the instructions below to check it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.

2) Type dxdiag and click OK.

3) Check your operating system, processor and memory.

4) Click the Display tab, and then check your graphics card’s information.

Make sure your PC meets the minimum specs, then go ahead with the fix below. If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum specs, the only solution would be updating your device.

Fix 2: Restart your computer

If Total War: WARHAMMER II frequently close to the desktop during gameplay, it’s probably that one of the applications you’re using is conflicting with the game, for example, your overlay application. Though it’s rare, you should rule out the possibility.

To close unwanted programs, just turn off your computer and turn it back on. If the crashing issue still exists after the reboot, read on and try fix 3, below.

Fix 3: Run your game as an administrator

Under regular user account, Steam and your game have limited access to files and folders on your PC and are likely to crash. To see if that the cause of your issue, try running the Steam in admin mode, then launch Total War from Steam. Here is how:

1) Exit Steam completely.

2) Right-click the Steam icon and select Properties.

3) Click the Compatibility tab, then check Run this program as an administrator and click OK.

4) Restart Total War: WARHAMMER II from Steam.

If your game crashes again, then try the next fix.

Fix 4: Update your graphics driver

Your graphics card or GPU is the most important hardware when it comes to determining gaming performance. You’re likely to encounter the game crash when your graphics driver is outdated or faulty. It’s essential that you have the latest graphics driver at all times. There are two ways you can get the right graphics driver:

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your driver this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.


Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.  

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually

The manufacturer of your graphics product keeps updating the driver. To get the latest graphics driver, you need to go to the manufacturer website, find the driver corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct driver for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Option 2 – Automatically update your graphics driver

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your driver automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

Fix 5: Verify the integrity of your game files

Damaged or missing game files can also trigger the Total War: WARHAMMER II crashing error. Try verifying the integrity of your game files on Steam to see if that’s the core issue. Here is how to do it:

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Total War: WARHAMMER II and select Properties.

4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.

Wait for Steam to detect and fix any corrupted game files automatically.

Relaunch your game after the process is complete. If the game is still unplayable, check the next fix, below.

Fix 6: Run your game with DirectX 11

If you are running the DX12 beta, try switching to DX11. Here is how to do it:

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Total War: WARHAMMER II and select Properties.


5) If there is any content on the box, clear it.

6) Type -dx11 on the box and click OK.

If your game still won’t launch properly, move on to the next fix.

Fix 7: Check for Windows Firewall

The game crashing issue can happen if your game is blocked by Windows Firewall. So, you should check the Firewall settings and ensure the program is allowed in Firewall. Here is how:

1 ) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.

2) Type control and then press the Enter key.

3) Under View by, select Small icons, then click Windows Defender Firewall.

4) Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.

5) Click Change settings.

6) Click each Steam entities, then click Remove.

7) Remove all Total War: Warhammer entities from the list. Then, click OK.

8) Relaunch Steam and your game.

9) Firewall will prompt you to allow access to networks, click Allow access.

If this method doesn’t work for you, move on to try the fix below.

Fix 8: Run your game in compatibility mode

Some Windows updates may not be compatible with Total War: WARHAMMER II, causing it to crash. If you’re on 10, try running the game on Windows 7 mode. Here is how to do it:

1) Right-click the Total War: WARHAMMER II icon, then select Properties.

2) Click the Compatibility tab. Then check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for.

3) Click the list box below to select Windows 7, then click OK.

4) Relaunch your game to check if your issue had been resolved.

If this didn’t work for you, you need to reopen the Properties Window and disable the Compatibility mode. Then, try the fix below.

Fix 9: Reinstall Steam

If none of the fixes above worked, reinstalling Steam is very likely the solution to your problem. Here is how to do it:

1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back up it.

3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.

4) Under View by, select Category, then click Uninstall a program.

5) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.

6) Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Steam.

7) Download and install Steam.

8) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

9) Move the backup steamapps folder you create before to your current directory location.

Hopefully, you can run Total War: WARHAMMER II correctly now! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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