How to fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text Issue on PC

Total War: Warhammer 3 is the latest entry in the grand strategy game series from Creative Assembly and SEGA. Warhammer 3 is one of the biggest launches of the year, and fans have been dying to play the final entry in the series that began back in 2016. Both Warhammer 1 and 2 are highly popular on Steam, and the new release seems to be on track to join those. Creative Assembly has released some excellent Total War titles over the years, but nothing comes close to the popularity of their take on Warhammer. Some users are currently facing some issues, though, which are expected at launch. If you want to fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text Issue, here is how you can do that.

If you are also running into a crash at launch, or during general gameplay, make sure to check out our guide for that. The support team is fairly active on Steam and is taking feedback from players regarding different issues. We hope that most problems are fixed with upcoming patches.

Fixing the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text Issue

A few users have reported that they are running into an issue with the Game Pass version. All texts in-game are missing, including menus, and everything else. This is only related to the Game Pass version it seems, and the developers have provided multiple workarounds while they fix it with a patch.

First, here is the list of languages currently supported.

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Turkish
  • BR Portuguese
  • Korean
  • Simple Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Now, there are 2 workarounds to fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text problem at the moment.

Method 1: Change your Windows default language and switch back

For this method, follow the steps below.

  • Search for Language in your Search bar, and click on Language Settings
Language Settings allow you to adjust settings for Window's default language
Language Settings
  • Here, select one of the languages from the list above
Your Windows Display Language is the one that shows up almost everywhere in Windows
Windows display language
  • Now, launch the game
  • In the Main Menu select Options
Warhammer 3 Options Menu. This gives us a bunch of options, as well as being able to fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text
Game Options
  • Now, click on Game Settings
  • Here, under Language, set the Text language to your preffered one
Changing the language here will fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text issue
Game Settings
  • Click on Apply Changes
  • Now, you can change your Windows language to the one you had before

Method 2: Edit the configuration file

If you don’t want to change your Windows language at all, you can also easily edit the configuration file for Warhammer 3.

  • Open Windows Run by either pressing Windows R keys together, or by searching for it in Windows Search
  • Enter the following address, and press OK
%appdata%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\scripts
Windows Run lets you access different locations in your harddrive
Windows Run
  • Here, open the preferences.script file using a text editor like Notepad or Notepad++
  • Now, you need to locate the following
language_text ""; # language_text <language-code>, Language used for text (eg. en, de, cn). To use default language leave blank. # 
language_audio ""; # language_audio <language-code>, Language used for audio (eg. en, de, cn). To use default language leave blank. #

and replace it with this

language_text "en"; # language_text <language-code>, Language used for text (eg. en, de, cn). To use default language leave blank. # 
language_audio "en"; # language_audio <language-code>, Language used for audio (eg. en, de, cn). To use default language leave blank. #
  • The section has been highlighted below
Editing the script will also fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text issue
Script file
  • Save the file and exit out

For now, these are the two methods recommended by Creative Assembly. They are working on a patch that will fix this issue entirely.

We hope this guide helped fix the Total War Warhammer 3 Missing Text issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.

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