Patience is key.
We’re a few hours into the launch of Total War: Warhammer, but its servers are apparently experiencing some teething problems.
“Due to server load the multiplayer server is having trouble keeping up. If you click around it will crash – please have patience and wait,” reads a statement from the official Total War Twitter account.
A post on the game’s Steam forum also has a possible fix if you’re having issues with crashing. You’re advised to let the game load for up to 10 minutes the first time you launch the game. If it’s still not working, you should take the following steps:
Set Steam to Offline and try running again. If that fails then verify your Steam Cache, and if that fails try updating your graphics drivers.
Once it does start working for you, you’re in for a treat, as IGN’s review says “Total War: Warhammer brims with exciting ideas, awesome characters, and delightful units and faction mechanics.”
If you need some tips on playing, IGN has you covered there too with our 6 tips for Total War newbies.
Matt Porter is a freelance writer based in London. Make sure to visit what he thinks is the best website in the world, but is actually just his Twitter page.