World War 3 Game Won’t Launch? Try these fixes

Some players have been unable to join in the closed beta access of World War 3 as the game does not launch at all. Upon trying to start the game, the process does not start at all in some cases while in others the process is there in the background but World War 3 does not open up. This can usually happen when a process in the background is interfering with the game process or when you are missing some game files. Regardless of the cause, in this article, we are going to show you how to get the game up and running so just follow through.

World War 3


As it turns out, World War 3 is currently in its closed beta access phase where a certain number of users are allowed to play the game in order for the developers to polish the game for the official launch date. Now, since the game is in closed beta, it is obvious that there are going to be issues that you will come across while trying to play it. When the game is not launching at all, it can be usually connected with missing game files on your system which can be fixed by verifying the integrity of the game files. 

In addition to that, third-party programs that are running in the background can also cause the game to not open up at all in which case you will have to deal with the problematic processes in the background. With that said, let us get started and show you how to resolve the World War 3 not launching issue so follow along. 

Verify Game Integrity

As it turns out, the first thing that you should do when you come across this problem is to make sure that your game files are fun. In case you are missing game files on your computer, the game won’t be able to launch. Now, this does not mean that you will have to reinstall the game completely but rather there is a little neat feature in Steam that lets you check the integrity of the game files. This means that in case any files are found missing or any files are corrupted, they will be redownloaded and replaced on your system in order to resolve any issues. To verify the game integrity, follow the instructions that are given down below:

  1. First of all, go ahead and open up the Steam client.
  2. Then, at the top, navigate to the Library.
    Steam Client
  3. From the list of games provided on the left hand side, right click on World War 3 and then choose Properties.
    Game Options
  4. Now, on the left hand side, click on the Local Files option provided.
  5. Finally, click the Verify integrity of game files option provided and wait for it to complete.
    Game Local Files
  6. Once the verification has been completed, try to launch the game to see if the issue still persists.

Disable Third Party Antivirus

Having an antivirus program on your system may not sound like a bad deal at all. However, more often than not, these security programs can cause you issues that could have been avoided otherwise. This can happen usually when the antivirus software detects a false positive and deletes certain game files that are needed for the game to operate properly. In other cases, the problem can also arise when the antivirus software is interfering with the game process and thus the game is not able to start up properly. 

If this case is applicable to you and you have a third-party antivirus installed on your computer, you should go ahead and disable the antivirus software. We would even recommend going with a complete uninstall of the security program as the Windows Defender has gotten pretty good over the years and does a pretty good job of keeping your computer clean from malware. If the issue still appears even after you have done that, then just simply move on to the next method down below.

Third-Party Antivirus Disabled

Close MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner

MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner are very famous software when it comes down to overclocking hardware on your computer. However, some users have reported that these apps were causing a problem with the game and prevented it from opening up properly. Closing out both of these applications have fixed the problem for them. 

Thus, if this case is applicable to you and either of these applications is installed on your computer, go ahead and make sure that they are not running in the background before trying to launch the game. Once you have done that, go ahead and open up the game to see if the problem is still there. 

Perform a Clean Boot

Finally, if none of the above methods have fixed the problem for you, then in such a case, what you can do is perform a clean boot to see if there is any application in the background that might be causing the problem for you. Clean boot is essentially a great way of troubleshooting issues that are caused by other applications as it starts your computer with only the required services running in the background. This means that all of the third-party applications and other software that are not important to Windows will be disabled and not allowed to run at startup contrary to the default behavior.

Thus, if the issue is being caused by a third-party application, performing a clean boot will definitely fix the issue. In case the problem goes away when you perform a clean boot, it is evident that a third-party application on your computer is causing the issue. In such a case, you will have to locate the problematic app by either turning on the services one by one or you can go with the quicker method and remove all the unwanted apps from your PC to see if that gets the issue fixed. To perform a clean boot, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, press Windows key + R on your keyboard to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type in msconfig and then hit the Enter key.
    Opening up System Configuration Window
  3. This will open up the System Configuration window. Switch to the Services tab.
  4. Click on the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
    Hiding Microsoft Services
  5. Then, click the Disable all button and then follow it up by clicking the Apply button.
    Disabling Third-Party Services
  6. Once you have done that, switch to the Startup tab and click on the Open Task Manager option provided.
    Startup Tab
  7. On the Task Manager window, on the list of apps, click on each one by one and then click the Disable button provided to stop them from running at startup.
    Disabling Startup Applications
  8. After doing that, go ahead and perform a restart. Your computer should perform a clean boot now.
  9. Once your PC boots up, see if the problem still arises.

Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.