Total War: Warhammer III – Better Battle Camera Guide

Small guide to unlock the camera to have unlimited height and no collision with the environment (like bridges).

Guide to Better Battle Camera

All credit goes to Freiya!


During siege battles with bridges, I have seen some youtubers struggle with the camera because the collisions makes it move above bridge instead of letting go under them.

With the release of the game it’s the first thing I tried to “fix” because of how annoying it could be. Fortunately, the process to unlock the camera is the same as in previous Total War games.

How to Unlock the Camera

  1. Press “Windows” + “R” keys to open the Run window
  2. Type %appdata% and click on “OK”
  3. Open the “The Creative Assembly” folder then the “Warhammer3\scripts\” subfolder:
    “C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\scripts\”
  4. Open the “preferences.script.txt” file
  5. Find and change “default_battle_camera_type 0” to “default_battle_camera_type 2”
  6. The line should look like this:
    default_battle_camera_type 2; # default_battle_camera, default battle camera: 0-totalwar 1-rts 2-debug 3-cinematic 4-arena #
  7. Save the file and launch the game

Now when you will try to move the camera under bridges like these ones in Nan-Gau, the camera will not automatically move above it anymore:


Keep in mind this is called a debug camera so contrary to the normal one it will clip through any building and even through the ground if you lower it enough. With this camera, there is no height limit either.

If you change the keyboard/camera settings during the battle, note that it will reactivate the normal camera until you restart the game or the battle.

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