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How to fix World War 3 timeout error?

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World War 3 players are facing many errors, mainly because of the overcrowding of the servers or the regular server maintenance of the servers by developers to keep improving the game for the players.

One of those errors is the timeout error; when the player launches the game, it connects to the main game server. This is when it shows fetching the data screen and the timeout out error, which prevents them from entering and playing the game.

This article discusses the causes of the World War 3 timeout error and a few ways to fix the error.

What are the causes of World War 3 timeout error?

Here are three possible causes that might be causing the timeout error in the game:

  • The World War 3 server is down.
  • The environment variables are not set properly.
  • The Overlay settings of steam might be interfering with the game.

Also read: How to fix World War 3 error 151?

5 ways to fix the World War 3 timeout error

Here are five fixes to resolve the World War 3 timeout error:

Check the server status

The game loads the data from the game server and checks the user information to connect to the server, so check if the server is online or down and/or under maintenance.

Restart the game

Some files might not have run properly while launching the game, and they might be causing the error, so restart the game once, which can solve the issue.

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Set up an Environment Variable

The environment variable describes the environment for the gameplay, which might affect the game’s functioning. This method generally works for players using Intel graphics cards, but players who use other graphics cards can also try this method. To create an environment variable, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Windows settings by pressing Windows+ I keys simultaneously or open the setting from the windows menu.

How to fix World War 3 timeout error?

Step 2: In the Windows settings, click on the System category.

How to fix World War 3 timeout error?

Step 3: In the system settings, scroll down the left panel to the bottom and click on the About option and then in the related settings on the right side of the screen, click on Advanced System Settings.

How to fix World War 3 timeout error?

Step 4: The system properties pop-up box will appear; in that box, click on the Advanced tab in the panel on the top and then in advanced options, click on the Environment Variables button.

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Step 5: Click on the New button under the System variables section.

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Step 6: New system variable box will appear, type OPENSSL_ia32cap in the Variable Name field and type ~0x200000200000000 in the Variable value field and then hit the OK button.

How to fix World War 3 timeout error?

Disable NVIDIA In-game overlay settings

Players who use NVIDIA graphics cards can try disabling the In-game overlay, which might resolve the issue.

  • Click on the System Tray icon, and in the system tray, right-click the NVIDIA icon.
  • Select NVIDIA Geforce Experience from the context menu.
  • Click on the Gear-shaped icon at the screen’s top right corner to open the NVIDIA settings panel.
  • Click on the General category from the left pane.
  • Then on the right side screen, scroll down and find IN-GAME OVERLAY.
  • Turn off the toggle button next to IN-GAME OVERLAY.

Reinstall the game

If none of the methods works for you, you can try uninstalling the World War 3 game and then reinstalling it. If there are any problems with game files, it will reset them and might resolve the error.

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