With games being postponed left and right, 2021 was a heavy hit for gamers everywhere. Warhammer 3 was one of those games. Creative Assembly’s soon-to-be newest addition to the Total War series was delayed until early 2022.
The Total War series’ combo of turn-based strategy and resource management made for an astounding array of unique strategy games. Fans can’t seem to get enough of them
This, in turn, is reflected in the fact that the series sold over 36 million copies as of April 2021.
A lot of TW fans were pretty disappointed with the delay, but it seems the long wait is finally over. In light of that, we’ve gathered all the latest intel on Total War Warhammer 3, including the initial release date, gameplay, and lots of other goodies for you!
Total War: Warhammer 3 Story
You better be careful with every choice you make in Total War: Warhammer 3. Every move is likely to shape the events to come and alter reality as we know it. The decision is solely up to you – conquer your daemons, or perhaps command them.
Out Warhammer 3 tale starts with the betrayal of Ursun, the Kinslev bear god.
Tempted by Be’lakor, Yuri Barkov shoots his bullet into the furry bear’s heart. His howls of pain echo throughout the Realm of Chaos, where he remains a prisoner.
Not only do his roars of anguish continue to echo across the realm, but they also manage to tear the fabric of reality itself. The brave, the foolish, and the greedy – all now have the ability to venture into this land of horror. To make matters worse for the deity, everyone’s got their own agenda. Steal a drop of Ursun’s blood, save him, or demand a boon – the possibilities are endless.
TW Warhammer 3: The Realm of Chaos
By ordering TW Warhammer 3, you’ll find yourself immersed in the Realm of Chaos. The realm is a dark, terrible place, and malevolent magic oozes from its every pore. Whispering promises of power your heart desires, it almost seems too easy for mortals like us to fall prey to the darkness and give in to it fully.
Four dark, major factions rule this unearthly place, hoping to take over the world and watch as it slowly corrupts. On the border between worlds, stand the two human kingdoms of Kislev and Grand Cathay. Both have to venture into the Realm of Chaos to achieve their goals. Then, we have the ninth lord, the Daemon Prince, a nightmare made from flesh and wings, hellbent on revenge.
The world is hanging on by a mere thread, and it’s a small push away from making the deep plunge into the abyss.
What’s different from the previous releases
Now, we know what you’re thinking – what makes Warhammer 3 different from the rest? The first thing you’ll immediately notice is the TW Warhammer 3 battles. Total Warhammer 3 definitely welcomes some changes in Standard Battles and Quest/Story Battles, along with the introduction of Survival Battles.
In terms of in-battle resources, the backend of the battle currencies’ system features some upgrades. Said system can now support the Supplies menu of Survival battles, thus making it more flexible and easier to work with.
When asked if there was something particular they were hoping the fans would notice, one of the developers pointed out the Get Off My Land quality-of-life update. Basically, if an enemy trespasses onto your land, a button appears above their army. By clicking this, you’re telling them to leave, with no diplomatic repercussions whatsoever.
To spice things up a little, director Ian Roxburgh stated that the TW Warhammer 3 campaign map will be twice the size of Total War: Warhammer 2’s Eye of the Vortex campaign.
Another new addition to TW Warhammer 3 is the ability to take control of the Daemon Prince. Here, for the first time ever, players can now wield the monstrosity and alter its daemonic design with the help of unique customization options, like body parts, playstyle, and powers. You can also earn new abilities, attributes, spells, weapons, and stat boosts.
What platforms will Warhammer 3 be released on?
When it comes to platforms, Warhammer 3 will be released on PC, via Epic Games Store, the Microsoft Store, and Steam. And when we say PC, that includes Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems. It will also be available on the PC Games Pass right from the get-go.
When is the official Total War: Warhammer ||| release date?
The day Creative Assembly decided to push back TW Warhammer 3 to 2022 was a very sad day indeed. However, it’s February, and there’s only a couple of days left until its official release.
The official release date for Total War: Warhammer 3 is February 17th, 2022. It’s been a long wait, but it’s most definitely worth it. The developers were kind enough to provide us with lots of content to keep us occupied until TW Warhammer 3 comes out. Hang in there people, we’re almost there!
Total War: Warhammer 3 Gameplay
Much like its predecessors in the Total War series, Warhammer 3 will feature turn-based strategy with real-time tactics gameplay.
As usual, you’ll be able to move armies around the game map, along with managing settlements in a turn-based manner. Although you should always strive towards diplomacy, conflict with AI-controlled factions is unavoidable in TW Warhammer 3. You’ll also have the option of a custom battles mode, where you’ll be able to create custom real-time battles and online multiplayer battles.
If you happen to have races from the previous two games, the same races will be unlocked for multiplayer in the third one. Also, a combined world map like the one you find in the Mortal Empires campaign from Total War: Warhammer II will be developed for all owners of the previous two games.
The main campaign will take place in the Realm of Chaos, which is the source of all magic in Warhammer lore.
The cinematic trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3 depicts the human warriors of the Kislev faction facing off against Khorne’s demonic forces.
As for the battlefield itself, it’s a frozen landscape with sharp mountain peaks rising in the distance, like dragon teeth. But beware, that’s not all it has to offer – you’ll find underground caverns and other unearthly environments as well.
Warhammer 3 races
What about TW Warhammer 3 races? This question has been on everyone’s mind ever since Total Warhammer 3’s delay, but plenty of information and content came out since then.
There are 2 confirmed human civilizations within TW Warhammer 3: Grand Cathay and Kislev. Grand Cathay is loosely based on Imperial China, while Kislev is based on Medieval Russia. Additionally, there are 4 factions which are based on the 4 Chaos God:, Nurgle, Slaanesh, Khorne, and Tzeentch. Ogre Kingdoms (DLC) is a pleasant surprise, and the race will be available to those who pre-purchase Warhammer 3 or buy the race within the first week post-release.
Even though the Legion of Chaos isn’t technically a race, the game still treats it as separate from the four Chaos factions. The ninth Legendary Lord which controls the Legion of Chaos goes by a simple name – the Daemon Prince.
The Daemon Prince is a firm believer in Chaos Undivided, and all the forces of Chaos joined together as one. This sort of sly and diabolical agenda appears for the first time ever in Total War: Warhammer 3.
The Wait for Total War: Warhammer 3 Is Almost Over
Having in mind the overall success of the Total War series, and the Total War: Warhammer trilogy, we’re almost certain Total War: Warhammer 3 will be nothing short of amazing. Keep in mind that Creative Assembly is very diligent and thorough when it comes to their babies. As a result, it’s very improbable they would release a lackluster game. In other words, anything subpar is highly unlikely to reach the shelves.
The conclusion to the Warhammer trilogy boasts some amazing upgrades, like the modified battle currencies system, and the Get Off My Land quality-of-life update. A bigger, better campaign map for TW Warhammer 3 only helps sweeten the deal. What’s more, you can also wield the power of the Daemonic Prince, and customize the design any way you like.
News of TW Warhammer 3’s delay was a major blow to many of us. However, the date of Warhammer 3’s release is drawing near, and with it a state of giddiness. No matter how painful the wait was (and it truly was) we’re hoping TW Warhammer 3 will make up for it. Everything we’ve read about Warhammer 3 so far looks rather promising. So, we’re keeping our fingers crossed it’s as good as it looks!