[Fix] Total War: Warhammer 2 Mods Not Working

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Total War: Warhammer 2 is a tactical game developed by the British game developers, Creative Assembly. Unlike other real-time strategy games, in Warhammer 2, you get turns for playing. The game got released in September 2017.


If your game mods aren’t working after an update, don’t worry, you are not alone. Many players complained of Warhammer 2 Mods not working after the developers rolled out a new patch.

In this article, we will be covering all the available fixes & some general solutions that you can try to play Total War Warhammer 2 again with mods.

Total War - Warhammer 2 Mods Not Working

Fixing the Bug of Warhammer 2 Mods Not Working

Following are some tested fixes around the mod issue faced by Total War Warhammer 2 players currently: 

Shifting the Mod files

Open your game’s file location (Steam > Steamapps > Common > Total Warhammer 2). There you will find the mods you have subscribed with the name ‘used_mods.txt.’ 

Open the text file & copy any one path of the mods subscribed, given in quotation marks. Now paste the route on explorer. You will get two files as the search result. 


Copy both the files. Again open the Total Warhammer 2 file and search for ‘data.’ In the data folder, paste both the files. Now try playing with mods again.

Fixing the launcher

Another solution you can try is fixing the launcher itself.

  • In the Steam library, right-click on Warhammer 2 and click on properties.
  • Under properties, click on BETAS
  • In the dropdown menu in BETAS, select launcher_release_candidate.

Now you have to wait for the download to get complete. After that, you have to launch the game with an updated mod. If the mod is compatible with the save game, you can launch the game.

Fixing Files

  • Open the Steam file location. Steam > Steamapps > Workshop > Content.
  • You will find all the subscribed mods in the content folder.
  • In the data folder, copy ‘.pack‘ files.
  • You have to rename the .pack files. You can add “_v2” in front of all the copied files. 

After that, click on the launcher & search for the mod manager. You have to enable the local copy and disable the ‘proper’ mods. That’s it.

Using Kaedrin’s Mod Manager

Another option can be using a third-party launcher. First, you need to download Kaedrin’s Mod Manager. You can find it on GitHub or download it through this link:


Download: Kaedrin’s Mod Manager (download the latest release)

After downloading the ‘.zip’ file, extract it on your PC. The zip file will include a total of four files, 2 Steam DLL, config, & Warhammer 2MM files. Disable all the mods for Warhammer 2 from the Steam Library’s mod manager. 

Open the Warhammer 2MM, letting Steam run in the background. Wait for Kaedrin’s Mod Manager to load up your mods. When the mod’s list appears, make sure the mods show up arranged alphabetically. From now on, use the Mod Manager to launch the game.


Re-installing everything might be your last resort. Start with unsubscribing all your mods & manually deleting all the mods.

Now, Uninstall Total War: Warhammer 2 and delete the game folder from Steam. In the %appdata%, clear the Creative assembly file. Now you can re-install the game using the Steam library.


Some Other General Solutions if Warhammer 2 Mods Not Working

Verifying game files on Steam

Open game properties by clicking right-click on Total War Warhammer 2. In properties, click on Local files and select verify the integrity of game files.

Verifying Anti-Virus software

Sometimes your anti-virus software blocks games or launchers. It causes the game to perform improperly. 

You can fix this by adding Total War Warhammer 2 and Steam to the exclusion list in your Anti-Virus software.

Updating Windows

Check if your Windows is running on the latest version or not. Outdated windows might cause bugs or issues in the game. 

How to check for updates on Windows 10: In settings, click on update & security settings. There you will locate Windows updates. In Window updates, click on Check for updates.


Updating Graphics drivers

Most of the in-game bugs occur because of the outdated graphic drivers on the system. 

Outdated graphic drivers can cause the game to misbehave, or you might face bugs and glitches. Check for your driver update according to your PC/laptop. Restart your device and try playing the game again.

Run the game as an administrator

For this, you need to find the game’s file location. Open Steam Library & right-click on Total War Warhammer 2. Click on Properties > Local files > Browse.

There you will see the game’s logo. Again right-click on the icon and select properties. Under properties, navigate to the Compatibility section and click on the checkbox stating ‘Run this program as an administrator.’

Conluding Phrase – Total War: Warhammer 2 Mods Not Working

That’s it. These were all the known fixes for Total War Warhammer 2 Mods not working bug. Nowadays, most games face new bugs and problems after new patch updates. But the community finds a way out nonetheless. 


Most players suggested Kaedrin’s Mod Manager solution for the mod issue. Downloading third-party software may seem unsafe, but it’s already widespread and trusted by many.

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