Total War: Warhammer 3 faction Grand Cathay revealed with powerful dragons

Total War Warhammer 3 Grand Cathay Storm Dragon
Total War Warhammer 3 Grand Cathay Storm Dragon (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Grand Cathay is one of the factions in Total War: Warhammer 3.
  • While Grand Cathay has been mentioned in the lore before, this marks the empire's first real appearance in the Warhammer world as a playable faction.
  • Sega and Creative Assembly shared a reveal trailer for Grand Cathay, showing some of what players can expect.

Total War: Warhammer 3 features six factions, including the forces of the four dark gods, the nation of Kislev and finally, the empire of Grand Cathay. This massive nation wields huge armies and protects a large northern border against the forces of Chaos. Sega and Creative Assembly shared a trailer in which Grand Cathay clashes against the Daemons of Tzeentch. You can check out the reveal trailer below:

We're still waiting on a closer look at two of the remaining factions but Creative Assembly has shared some concept art indicating what kinds of horrific Daemons to expect. Based on what we've seen so far, it could end up being one of the best PC games available, as Creative Assembly is working closely with Games Workshop to realize the vision of the tabletop games.

After being delayed out of late 2021, Total War: Warhammer 3 is currently slated to arrive at some point early in 2022.

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