Total War Warhammer 3 For Those That Can Bear The Performance Issues
Summoning The Ruinous Powers Of Chaos On Your PC Can Have Repercussions
The launch of Total War Warhammer 3 has not gone well, with large groups of users running into performance issues and others unable to convince the game not to constantly crash while some cannot even successfully launch the game. Creative Assembly is working on resolving these issues, with a series of frequently released small patches as opposed waiting to assemble one large patch to address all the issues. This strategy can certainly work to remove bugs a handful at a time, but it is also possible for some of these hotfixes to break the game on systems where it is currently running just fine. We shall see in the near future how wise this decision is.
Assuming you can get the game to run it requires a fairly hefty system to power it, more so it seems than the previous games. TechPowerUp found that even a GTX 1080 Ti struggled to break 60fps at 1080p with all graphics details maxed out, to run smoothly at 1440p you are going to need to accomplish the impossible and find a current generation high end NVIDIA or AMD GPU. At 4K even an RTX 3090 or RX 6900 XT will be around 40fps.
Kitguru, on the other hand, had a better overall experience. TPU’s test system contained a Ryzen 7 5800X, on an EVGA X570 DARK while Kitguru used a Core i9-12900K and MSI MEG Z690 Unity, which could explain the performance delta, however it could also be a symptom of the aforementioned performance issues. In their case they saw slightly better performance across the board, but again if you are looking to play above 1080p you are going to have to sacrifice quality or find a recent GPU.
Good luck on your quest for some tasty bear meat to toss in the pot.
We've already identified numerous actionable options, but each one will only improve things for a *specific* group of users rather than everyone at once. As a result, we've decided to take a surgical approach to address them: deploying smaller hotfixes at a faster rate rather than waiting to compile fixes into a large update that smashes multiple issues at once.