Error Fixes for Total War: WARHAMMER PC- Black Screen,Flickering, Crashes-Tweaks and Workarouds

Total War: Warhammer, the latest turn based strategy game is now available on the market. Ever since it’s release today, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding it in various game forums as it’s the 1st game to be released in Total war: Warhammer Trilogy. Overall, this is the 10th instalment in Total war series. Unlike its predecessors, which feature historical settings, Warhammer introduces a fantasy setting as well as characters from the Warhammer universe. These characters, which include monsters, warriors, and heroes, can be controlled by the player. The game will also feature four playable factions at launch, which are the Empire, the Green-skins, the Dwarfs and the Vampire Counts.


So, as this post suggests, we came up with a list of workarounds and fixes for errors, crashes and bugs in Total war: WarHammer. Have a look at them. Also, if you find any workaround, please do share it in the comments section and be helpful.

System Requirements for Total war: Warhammer:


    • OS: Windows 7 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB / NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB / Intel HD4000 @720p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space


    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon R9 270X 2048MB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2048MB @ 1080p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space

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Also Read: Best Graphics Cards for Gaming 2016

#1: Crashes in Total war: WARHAMMER fix:

Well, there are certainly many reasons for crashes in a game. However, most probably, it is because of the driver conflicts. If you have encountered crashes like,

  • Game crashes back to desktop on startup
  • Game crashes after loading company logo.
  • Game crashes during the gameplay.
  • Game crashes with a black screen.
  • Game crashes after changing the settings.

If you have any of these errors, you might be having problems with your GPU. First of all, make sure that your GPU is capable of running the game. If yes, then the solution must be updating your GPU drivers.

How to update GPU drivers ?

To solve crashing issues, you need to do a clean install of the latest drivers. To do this, we recommend you the Driver Scanner. Go to this page and click on “scan for drivers”. You’ll be prompted to download driver scanner. After downloading it, perform a PC scan using it and update the drivers from the results by one click.

#2: Multiplayer Mode not working:

At present, there are too many users and servers aren’t responding. The only solution is waiting for sometime and trying again.

#3: Total War: Warhammer Freezing issues:

One of the users solved the freezing issues by following the given workarounds.

1) Updating Drivers
2) Making sure Firewall does not block Warhammer or Steam
3) Restarting Steam in Offline mode

#4: Flickering stripes in Total War: Warhammer Fix:

For few, v-sync might not cause any problem. However, v-sync does causes flickering issues . So, try disabling it and run the game.

#5: Black Screen on startup: Total War: Warhammer Fix:

First of all, make sure that your drivers are upto date. Then, exit steam and restart the game as administrator. There’s also another silly workaround which actually works. On starting the game, once black screen pops up, minimize it to the task bar and maximize it again.

#6: Dll Error in Total war: Warhammer Fix:

There’s a potential workaround that will solve any dll error. All you need to do is just follow the simple steps listed below and you’ll end up solving the error. This software we mentioned has a success rate of 99%

  • First of all, download Dll-Files fixer from here.
  • Now, you can perform a system scan for fixing registry errors (This is optional. Fixing registry errors can really help you at times)
  • Open “Install DLL files” tab.
  • Now, input the name of dll file in the search tab. The fixer will automatically install the file in required location and you can get back to enjoy the game.

#7: Lag/ Low FPS in Total War: Warhammer Fix:

Firstly, make sure that your computer meets the requirements of the game. If it does, then we recommend you to try Kill Ping, a software that can solve high ping, packet loss and lag issues in Online game. Have a look at it here.