World of Warcraft Legion PC Errors and Fixes- Crashes, Bugs, Stuttering, Lag, and More

Some tech tips for World of Warcraft: Legion.

Posted By | On 02nd, Sep. 2016 Under Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The newest expansion of Blizzard’s long running MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Legion, is now out, and you know what that means- yes, thousands of hours of lost productivity, sure, but also, a whole lot of circumnavigating the plethora of errors and glitches that accompany any new major PC launch.

World of Warcraft: Legion is mercifully short on most bugs and glitches- but given the sheer size and scope of the game, it should surprise basically no one that there are still a basket load of problems that it brings with it to the table. This guide teaches you how to tackle all of them.

But first, the specs:

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

Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the system owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 

Lag/Stuttering:

The most widespread and common issue that World of Warcraft: Legion seems to be suffering from right now is the lag. Users are complaining about lag spikes and stuttering ruining their game experience a lot. No official fix for the problem exists yet, but there are some steps that you can nonetheless take to help alleviate the problem:

  • Make sure your AMD and Nvidia GPU drivers are updated
  • Lower your graphics settings in game- this includes reducing the anti-aliasing to zero or minimum, reducing draw distance, reducing shadow quality, turning off V-Sync, and disabling all add-ons.
  • Disable all overlays and resource intensive processes that may be running in the background, including Raptr for AMD users.
  • In the task manager, go to the Processes tab, and set the game’s process to High Priority. Do not under any circumstances set the priority to Real TimeThis will crash your computer.
  • Disable SLI/Crossfire, and any overclocking you may have active.
  • Check your internet connection speeds- often, that is to blame for lag, as opposed to anything happening on your computer.

Mouse Detect Check Box Missing:

  • Try unplugging and replugging the mouse while the game is running
  • Try shutting down your computer, unplugging and replugging the mouse, and then restarting the computer and the game
  • Try the following console command:
    – /console enableWowMouse 0 (disables)
    – /console enableWowMouse 1 (Enables)

Crashes At Startup/Game Not Responding:

  • Disable background processes such as Raptr/anti virus programs/any overlays you may have
  • Make sure that your Nvidia and AMD drivers are updated
  • Disable all recording software- these can often conflict with Direct3D rendering, leading to a crash
  • Try playing the game in Windowed mode
  • Registry cleaning can also help with this issue. One of the registry cleaners is CCleaner.

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of World of Warcraft Legion.


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