How to fix end turn crash in Total War: Warhammer

Learn how to temporarily fix the game-crashing bug on end turns in this guide to Total War: Warhammer.

The first of the three Total War: Warhammer games has been released on May 24, 2016. Since then, players have experienced a few game-crashing issues during multiplayer campaigns. The biggest and the most common one is the freeze and crash error that occurs at the end of high turns.

The developers are aware of the issue and are currently working on the hotfix, which should be out with the next patch. Before the patch arrives, the community has come up with other temporary solutions on how to avoid the crashes. Here they are:

  • First, you can adjust the speed of the AI turns to “Normal” and set the viewing of its movements to “Full.”
  • Another trick is to randomly click all over the screen during the AI’s turns. This simple action prevented some players from crashing, as well.
  • If your crash happens right after the “Autosave,” then consider reloading the game, finish all the yellow moves on your turn and cancel all the planned red/blue ones by pressing “Backspace.”
  • Some players also had success by disabling mods, but most other players still experienced the same issues anyway.

As of now, the only solution is to wait for the actual patch, which is already in the works. Here is the statement from the developers posted on the official game’s forums.

In the mentioned thread, one of the developers admits that the bug is game-based, but their own latest developer’s version doesn’t have that bug, so it has probably been already removed, which is good news. Now, the only thing left for them is to update the retail version.

Also, if you need a few hints on how to start making your way through the battle campaigns, then check out this beginner’s guide to Total War: Warhammer.

Do you have any other suggestions on how to fix this game-crashing bug in Total War: Warhammer? Share your experiences in the comments section below.


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 Aug. 16th 2017

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