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Total War Three Kingdoms Launch Bug | Why can’t I launch the game?

Total War Three Kingdoms launch bug is being encountered by a number of unlucky players. If you’re one of those who are wondering why you can’t launch the game at all, we’re here to help. Read our Total War Three Kingdoms launch bug guide to get the lowdown on it, as well as a fix.

Total War Three Kingdoms Launch Bug | PC error message

Total War Three Kingdoms Launch Bug

The Total War Three Kingdoms launch bug is self-explanatory really. Now that the game is out, players are downloading it to their PC and attempting to play the latest entry in the series. However, there’s a few who can’t access the game at all.

This is due to a PC error message that pops up in a separate window. The message, which can be seen in this image on the game’s official forums, reads “Sorry, something went wrong. For solutions, please visit” with a link attached to seek online support.

The amount of replies in the above thread suggests that it’s an issue that’s afflicted lots of you, so read on to get a fix for this.

Total War Three Kingdoms Launch Bug | How to fix

Total War Three Kingdoms Launch Bug

Right, the first fix to try with the Total War Three Kingdoms launch bug is to launch it from its “.exe” file. To do this, close the game and leave Steam. Head to your C: folder, and click on the “Program Files” sub-folder. Open this to navigate to the Total War Three Kingdoms folder. In this, click on the “.exe” file and see if the game loads from here.

If it does, great. If not, then you can keep trying to load the game from Steam. It could well be that there’s a server issue on Creative Assembly’s end that’s slowing the process down. If there are lots of players trying to load it at the same time, the servers could struggle with overload. You can either wait a few hours and try again or just keep trying until you connect.

Creative Assembly is aware of the issue, and are investigating it. We’re sure they’ll be able to sort it out in the very near future, so be patient everyone.