Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Lagging Badly

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is a third-person shooter game built which involves massive territorial conquests and is designed around the theme of science fiction.

This game is simply a treat for people who treasure online war centric games and has proved to be extremely popular since it got released a little over 3 months back. However, many users have complained about the constant lags that simply trash the game’s charm in online multiplayer mode.

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Check the System Requirements

There is a certain set of minimum hardware and software requirements that are needed to run a software flawlessly. Check out the minimum as well as recommended system requirements for this game from either the ReadMe file or the website https://www.eternalcrusade.com/.

Minimum System Requirements

Minimum requirements are the bare minimum specs needed by the game in order to function as desired without encountering any technical issues.

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Random Access Memory (RAM): 3 GB
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon HD / NVIDIA GTS
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 35 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX

Recommended Hardware

These hardware and software thresholds ensure you get that extra bit of performance from the game in the shape of special effects, cutting edge graphics, real life sounds (or close to) and so on.

  • Operating System Type: 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Random Access Memory (RAM): 8GB
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon / NVIDIA Geforce
  • Free Disk Space: 35 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX


Change Local Files Settings

Change the game launch options within the properties dialog in the game’s library. Locate the game’s executable (.exe) file by using Steam to edit. This quick-fix has helped numerous users.

  1. Open the Steam application.
  2. Go to the game library.
  3. Right-click Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade and select Properties.
  4. It will bring up the Game Properties dialog.
  5. Click the Local Files tab.
  6. Click the Browse Local Files button.
  7. Locate the following file:
    C:\Program Files\Warhammer 40,000 – Eternal Crusade\EternalCrusade\Binaries\Win64\EternalCrusadeClient.exe


Launch Steam with Administrative Privileges

Steam may not have adequate permissions to process certain Registry keys and program components. Make sure that you provide these permissions to Steam and as a result, Warhammer 40,000 – Eternal Crusade’s performance will improve.

  1. Right-click the Steam icon on the Desktop.
  2. Select Run as administrator option from the context menu.


Run the Game in Compatibility Mode

Compatibility Mode tweaks program settings in a way that enable it to function properly in a newer version of Windows just like it worked perfectly in the older one. And the same holds true for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.

  1. Right-click the EternalCrusadeClient icon on the Desktop.
  2. In the newly open menu options, select Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab in the newly opened Shortcut Properties dialog box.
  4. Select the Run this program in compatibility mode for box and then select an appropriate version of Windows.
  5. Click Apply and then click OK.


Verify Integrity of Game Cache

Cache Verification deletes a large chunk of game data, that gets corrupt occasionally. This feature makes sure that the game files are in working order and is a widely used solution for general troubleshooting. After the verification process is completed, the next time you run the game, fresh files will be automatically downloaded. The time it takes for the verification process to successfully complete will depend on the size of the concerning files.

  1. Exit the game.
  2. Open the Steam client and then go to the game library.
  3. Right-click the game icon and then select Properties.
  4. Click the Local Files tab.
  5. Click the button named Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
  6. The Steam game verification process will now initialize.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions till the end.

Raza Ali Kazmi

Raza Ali is content editor and publisher at Sorcim Technologies.