Total War Warhammer 3: No Response from Host Fix

If you can't join games in Total War Warhammer 3 after getting the "No Response from Host" error, then follow our guide for a possible fix.

Total War Warhammer 3 servers have a hard time accommodating all the players, especially when it comes to cross-store play. As a result, players are getting the "No Response from Host" error, which throws them out of the online sessions, or simply doesn't let in.

Our guide will provide you with a possible fix to "No Response from Host" error in Total War Warhammer 3. There are several possible reasons for this issue to occur, and we will review and provide solutions to all of them.

Use No Password

When creating an online session in Total War Warhammer 3, many players opt to give their hosted games a password in order to eliminate the unknown players in the group.

However, due to bugs in the netcode, it seems that passwords are currently preventing people from joining in whatsoever. That's why simply don't use any passwords on your hosted games.

The developer will surely fix this issue in the next patch.

Let Game Pass Users Host

Cross-store play between the Microsoft Store, Steam, and Epic Games users is also one of the reasons why players get the "No Response from Host" error.

It was reported by many players that Game Pass users should host the game in this case, and all other platforms should join in and it will work just fine.

If one of your friends plays the Total War Warhammer 3 on Game Pass, then let them create a lobby without password, and keep trying to join in until you see the server listed and available.

Use Steam Friends List

If you play in Steam, and you don't want to host games, then you can try joining the game with the help of the friends list.

Here's what you need to do in this case:

  1. Close the Total War Warhammer 3
  2. Open your Steam client
  3. Click on the "Friends" in the top menu
  4. Select "Friends List" option
  5. Right-click on the friend's name in the list
  6. Select "Join Game" option

Link Game Pass to Steam Account

If you play on Game Pass, but you don't want to host the game, then you need to link your Game Pass to your Steam account.

Follow these steps to start using both accounts:

  1. Press Win+G key combination
  2. Open Microsoft Video Game Platform app
  3. Select "Configuration" option
  4. Go to "Accounts" tab
  5. Click on the "LINK" button next to Steam option from the list
  6. Enter your Steam account info
  7. Confirm the linking of two accounts in a confirmation e-mail

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Feb. 25th 2022

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