War Z Crashes, Not responding, Missing DLL, Freezes, Lags, Inventory Bug, Server Issues

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The Crash Wiki team has been playing one of the latest Zombie-Survival MMOs in the market: The War Z. Controversy aside, we can vouch that it’s actually quite a good game after a solid day of tinkering with it. There are some hitches you may have to deal though, so we’ve listed solutions for the most popular crashes and errors you might encounter in War Z.

Fixing War Z Crashes, Not responding, Missing DLL, Freezes, Lags, Inventory Bug, Server Issues


War Z Launcher crash

When trying to start War Z and you instantly crash, go to your installation folder and right-click on WarZlauncher.exe and select Properties. Go to Compatibility and select compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and also run this program as Administrator. Click OK and start War Z.

War Z crashes when pressing “Play Game”

Please disable any running anti-virus programs you may have and run the game. Be sure to re-enable them after playing.

War Z Error: “MSVCP100.dll is missing”

To fix this, simply download the MS Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable.

For 32-bit users:

For 64-bit users:

War Z inventory bug

This is a bug which usually screws up item descriptions and names. To fix this, go to your in-game Options > Language then select English and apply.

War Z freezes when trying to enter servers

Use the quick-join feature when trying to get into servers.

War Z Random Crashes

Here are some community suggestions you can try to solve crash problems in War Z.

  • In War Z, go to Options > Display settings, and set all graphics to Low (use custom settings).
  • Disable anti-aliasing and v-sync.
  • Do the compatibility tweak suggested at the top of this page.

Can I run War Z?

Here are the official minimum PC specs provided by the devs:

  • OS:Windows Vista/Windows 7 (enhanced for 64-bit OS)
  • Processor:2.4 GHZ Quad Core or better
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Nvidia GTX 460/ATI Radeon HD 5850
  • DirectX┬«:9.0
  • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
  • Sound:Windows Compatible Sound Card
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

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