Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach issues: game won’t launch, faded colors, and more

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is a 3D strategy game that will hook you in front of your computer screen for hours on end. As a player, you’ll dive into a dark era of carnage and endless war and lead the Space Wolves as they struggle to defend mankind against vicious enemy attacks.

The game’s fast action may sometimes be slowed down by various issue that limit the gaming experience. In this article, we’re going to list the most common Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach bugs reported by players, so that you don’t get caught by surprise if you experience them. The good news is that Sanctus Reach is an overall stable game, and you won’t experience these bugs too often.

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach bugs


Camera gets locked

Players report that camera gets locked when they try to move it around. Fortunately, if you’re experiencing this bug, you can quickly fix it by selecting another unit. Slitherine is investigating this issue to find a permanent fix.

When attempting to pan the camera around the map it sometimes gets locked and to unlock I need to select another unit. Is that a bug or some setting or control that I am missing. Is there a way to avoid it?


Colors seem washed out

On some machines, colors appear somehow washed out, with the lighting being either too dark or too light, and the picture blurry. Players changed the computer setting to fix this issue, but the same color issues are present on various settings.

I have a high end machine with a GTX 1070 GPU and i7 6700 CPU. I like the textures, models and effects but the the colors seem washed out, the lighting either too dark or too light, and the picture seems blurry to me.


Mouse issues

Players also report that the game loses mouse focus, returning to the Windows 10 desktop cursor. This is a very annoying issues because it prevents users from playing the game. Other players report that their cursor is constantly racing around the screen edge.

Everytime I launch the game, mouse focus is lost. I can see the game cursor but I am back to my normal Win 10 desktop cursor. If I click the screen after that, the game minimizes. Currently, there is no way to play the game for me.

To fix mouse issues in Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach, try running the game in window mode. Open the user.txt file in MyDocs\MyGames\Sanctus\ and add the following line: Fullscreen 0. Save the file and launch the game again.


Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach won’t start

Some players can’t even launch the game due a flickering menu issue. This usually happens when they launch Sanctus Reach for the second time. Solutions such as deleting local files and updating the graphics driver don’t solve this issue.

I started the game, set my graphic options, played the tutorial, ended the game.
But the next launch, after the launch up into, I only get a b/w flickering main screen and not the menue.


Maps are grey

Players also report that maps are unclear and many elements are blurry. The good news is that the map descriptions do appear when users hoover the mouse on the respective areas.

So once i started up the game I no issues, however next time i started the game (about 2 hours later) the map where i select mission don’t appear, there is only a grey haze, i can still select missions as the discribtion appear once i hover the cusor over the right area. I haven’t changed anything with the grapics to see if that helped yet.


These are the most frequently encountered Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach issues. For more information about other bugs and possible workarounds, you can check the game’s official Steam thread.

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