World War 3 is a tactical online FPS where you use various gadgets, weapons and drones to defeat your enemy on the battlefield. Set in the modern backdrop of a global conflict, it features real-world locations such as Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow where you engage in a battle against your enemies.
Many players have been recently facing a Steam authentication failed error when trying to launch the game and it has been reportedly ongoing since 2021 for players using Windows 10 and 11.
This guide will tell you how to fix the Steam Authentication failed error in World War 3.
The easiest and most basic way of troubleshooting is to restart Steam as it is likely to be an issue with the application itself and restarting it can be a way to resolve the error.Exit Steam on your computer and then try launching it again to check if the problem is resolved or not.
If the issue still persists then you can try launching Steam by granting it proper permissions and access by running it as an administrator. Just right-click on the Steam shortcut and choose the Run as administrator option.
The next troubleshooting method that you can try is to check the game files for any missing or corrupted files. Most of the time, this issue is caused due to corrupted files because of an update or forced shutdown of your computer.
To fix this, open Steam and find World War 3 in the list. Select and right-click on it to choose the Properties option.
In the Properties menu, select the Local Files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files option. Wait for the process to complete and it will fix any missing or corrupted files.You can now run the game to check if the error has been resolved or not.
If none of the troubleshooting methods work for you then chances are that the game’s server is undergoing maintenance or facing issues. If the servers are overloaded then players will be able to log in because of the inadequate capacity causing the error message to appear.
You can check the current status of the game’s server on the Downdetector website or check the social media pages of the developer for status updates related to the servers. This will help you know whether the problem is limited to your computer or others are facing it too.
That’s it, now go ahead and try these methods to fix the client error in World War 3!