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Total War: Warhammer 3 roadmap revealed, Immortal Empires beta in 2022

Total War Warhammer 3 Tzeentch Army
Total War Warhammer 3 Tzeentch Army (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Total War: Warhammer 3 first launched for PC on Feb. 17, 2022.
  • Developer Creative Assembly shared a roadmap for the game, detailing what players can expect in the coming months.
  • Immortal Empires, the massive mode combining all three games, which launch in beta format in Q3 2022.

Creative Assembly's massive fantasy strategy game will continue to grow in the coming months, with an early focus on addressing remaining player feedback and fixing any bugs.

Creative Assembly shared a roadmap for Total War: Warhammer 3 on Friday, detailing the things players can expect every quarter for the remainder of 2022. Notably, Q2 is focused on performance and patches, with the team focusing on taking out bugs for the remainder of May and June. The team is also shaking up how special Regiments of Renown are added to the game.

In prior Total War: Warhammer titles, Regiments of Renown would be added for a faction all at once through paid DLC. While some of this will still happen, free Regiments of Renown are also being added to every main faction with the launch of a partiularly big update.

In Q3, players will get the first DLC Lord Pack, the Blood DLC, and most excitingly to many, the launch of Immortal Empires as a beta. Like Mortal Empires in Total War: Warhammer 2, Immortal Empires is a fusion of everything that has come before it. All three games combine into one massive map where players can use any content they've purchased. Due to the size and scale of this, Creative Assembly is opting to launch the new mode in beta format.

Q4 is a little more uncertain at this stage, though there will definitely be a large update of some kind focused on improving the Immortal Empires beta experience.

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DLC game director Richard Aldridge notes that while the focus on addressing player feedback had a "knock on" affect that ended up pushing some of the DLC plans back, the team is getting back to working on "fan favourite characters, races, unique mechanics and narratives" for years to come, alongside an "unhealthy dose of special surprises too."

While nothing specific has been shared, the list of factions in Total War: Warhammer 3 will be growing in the future. If leaked voice lines are any indication, we might even see Chaos Dwarfs as one of the first additions.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • I'm guessing Immortal Empires isn't going to be a thing in Game Pass, for obvious reasons. I'd be very excited if you were to tell me I'm wrong though
  • So, it should be. Let me explain. Immortal Empires is a free update putting everything from all three games into one massive mega-mode. Mortal Empires in Warhammer 2 was a smaller version of this. The catch is that you have to own the content in order to use it. Sega is looking into adding the first two games + DLC into Microsoft Store but nothing yet. So Immortal Empires will be accessible to anyone playing Warhammer 3 through PC Game Pass, but they'll have to pick up any other content they want to play in it when the prior stuff is added. Make sense?
  • Aha yep, that's good to know.