World of Warcraft: Legion- PC crashes, errors, bugs, black screen, stuttering, fps drops, lags, server issues and other performance fixes

BY AMIT BARAN ROY   |   World of Warcraft: Legion is the latest and the sixth expansion to the Blizzard’s World of Warcraft franchise, a MMORPG game, following Warlords of Draenor. It was announced last year in Gamescom 2015 and got released today. The game adds many improvements and features such as raising the existing level cap from 100 to 110, artifact weapons for each class as well as introduces the demon hunter hero class starting at level 98. Though the game has been optimized well enough, there are users who are facing few issues as well as server lags on launch. Here, we have listed down few workarounds that may help. Before that, have a look at the system requirements below.

Minimum Specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 with latest service pack
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 720
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 440 or AMD™ Radeon™ HD 5670 or Intel® HD Graphics 5000
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection
  • Media: DVD-ROM drive
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows® 10 64-bit with latest service pack
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3330, AMD™ FX-6300, or better
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD™ Radeon™ R7 260X or better
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband internet connection
  • Media: DVD-ROM drive
  • Input: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

1. World of Warcraft: Legion PC- Crash at startup/ CTD/ Game not responding/ APPCRASH/ Black screen fix:-

  • Update your Nvidia and AMD drivers to the latest versions.
  • Disable antivirus/firewall or add game to the exception list of the antivirus software.
  • Disable all recording softwares like Fraps, MSI AfterBurner, D3DGear etc. They may conflict with your DirectX Direct3D settings resulting in a crash.
  • If your game is crashing while going full screen, try playing in windowed mode.
  • Black screen issue- Well this issue can be due to lot of reasons. First of all, you should check that the in-game resolution matches the resolution supported by your display device so that there should not be any conflict. If you are using HDMI, try unplugging the HDMI cable from TV and launch the game. Wait a few mins before replugging the HDMI cable back into the TV.
  • Registry clean using CCleaner can also fix some of the crashes. You can download CCleaner from here.
  • For any DLL error or APPCRASH issue, it is recommended to do a clean install of Directx. Or, you can download the missing DLLs from here and paste them in the game directory.

2. World of Warcraft: Legion PC- Low FPS/ Stuttering/ freezes/ lags fixes:-

  • Updating your Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers is a must.
  • If you are facing optimization issues or stuttering; you can try turning down graphics settings. Updated GPU drivers is mandatory.
  • For AMD users, disable Raptr from task manager. Disable any other intensive applications that may be running in background. Also try setting ‘Tessellation mode’ to 8x/16x and 'Texture Filtering Quality' to Performance from your latest Crimson edition Radeon software to fix frame rate drops.
  • For Nvidia users, go into your control panel 3d settings. Make sure that ‘Power Management Mode’ option should be set to ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’.
  • Disable Crossfire/SLI and run the game using a single GPU.
  • Turn off all overlaying softwares and disable any recording softwares like Fraps, D3DGear, MSI Afterburner etc.
  • Disable third party background apps and set High Priority for the game in Task Manager. Disable any kind of overclocking.

3. World of Warcraft: Legion PC- Server issues:-

Due to heavy traffic on launch, you may face crippling server issues and lags. Patience is required here as Blizzard is trying to tackle the server hogging issues.

4. World of Warcraft: Legion PC- Mouse Detect check box missing:-

The gaming mouse should be automatically functional in the game. If its not working, try unplugging/plugging back in the mouse while wow is closed/opened, the same thing but with computer restarts in between steps. you can also try the console command below.
- /console enableWowMouse 0 (disables)
- /console enableWowMouse 1 (Enables)

For more known issues, you can have visit Battlenet Forums and check out for more issues and workarounds.

Heads Up: World of Warcraft: Legion is available on Battlenet for $49.99.

Contact the author at amit@forceclaw.com

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