Are you seeing Warcraft 3 Reforged crashing constantly at startup or during gameplay, and making multiple attempts to relaunch but all to no avail? We know this can be totally annoying, but don’t worry, here are 6 fixes for you to solve Warcraft 3 crashing easily and quickly.

Try these fixes:

You may not try them all; just work from the top down until you find the one that does the trick.

  1. Check the minimum requirements to play Warcraft 3 Reforged
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Set high priority for Warcraft 3 Reforged
  4. Close background applications
  5. Stop overclocking
  6. Lower the graphics settings

Fix 1 – Check the minimum requirements to play Warcraft 3 Reforged

Fantasy video games may require a bit more demanding specs to run better. So, before we jump into further fixes, let’s start by checking if your computer meets the system requirements for Warcraft 3 Reforged.

The minimum requirements for Warcraft 3 Reforged

Operating systemWindows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest version)
ProcessorIntel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X4 910 or better
VideoNVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5750 or better
Memory4 GB RAM
Storage30 GB HD space

The recommended requirements for Warcraft 3 Reforged

Operating systemWindows 10 64-bit (latest version)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-8310 or better
VideoNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage30 GB HD space

If your rig is too weak for the game, crashing is no surprise and it’s time to perform a PC upgrade. But if the crashes happen even you have a decent machine, the problem has to do with something else, and please move on to more fixes below.


Fix 2 – Update your graphics driver

A smooth and pleasant gaming performance also depends on your graphics card driver. If it’s incompatible, corrupt or out-of-date, you’ll run into various annoying issues such as Warcraft 3 crashing. Towards this, updating the graphics driver should be your go-to option and there’re two ways for you: manually or automatically.

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually

Graphics card manufacturers keep updating drivers, and they’re usually available on their official websites:

You need to find the driver that exactly corresponds with your Windows version and then download it. Upon completion, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install it manually.

Option 2 – Automatically update the 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 drivers 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 drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

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 the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or 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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. 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.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Now launch Warcraft 3 Reforged again and see how it works. There should be a significant improvement in the game’s speed after you update the graphics driver. If it doesn’t work this way, try the next fix below.


Fix 3 – Set high priority for Warcraft 3 Reforged

Setting a specific application to high priority will make it access more system resources than other running software and play smoothly. Thus, to solve the frequent crashes with your Warcraft 3 Reforged, you can boost its priority level via the following steps.

1) Right-click on any empty area on the taskbar and click Task Manager.

2) Click the Details tab. Then, right-click Warcraft 3. exe.

3) Mouse over Set priority and then click Above normal or High.

Re-open Warcraft 3 Reforged and see if the crashing issue is fixed. If not, continue to troubleshoot with the next fix below.


Fix 4 – Close background applications

Warcraft 3 Reforged might fail to work properly when too many applications are running in the background, thus causing software conflicts or occupying the system resources. It makes sense to shut down all unnecessary programs before you start gaming. Here’s how:

1) Right-click on any empty area on the taskbar and click Task Manager.

2) Right-click each resource-hogging application, and then click End task to close them one by one.

Don’t end any programs you’re unfamiliar with, as they may be critical for the functioning of your computer.

Relaunch Warcraft 3 and test if this method helps. If not, you can go for Fix 5 below.


Fix 5 – Stop overclocking

To gain the best performance, many players attempted to overclock their GPU. However, doing this is sometimes counterproductive and renders your game unstable. We suggest lowering your GPU to the default settings and see if Warcraft 3 Reforged stops crashing. If the situation isn’t mitigated with this workaround, turn to the next fix below.


Fix 6 – Lower the graphics settings

When your PC finds it difficult to handle the high graphics settings, Warcraft 3 Reforged will crash. In this case, you should lower the settings and see if the game is able to run smoothly.

1) Launch Warcraft 3 Reforged.

2) Click the menu icon in the bottom right corner.

3) Click Options.

4) Make sure VSync is turned off.

5) Set each of the parameters under Graphical Quality to Low or Medium.

After applying the lower settings, restore Warcraft 3 Reforged and the crashing problem should be gone.


Hopefully you’ve got around Warcraft 3 Reforged crashing with one of the fixes above. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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