Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, map, pre-orders, and everything else we know

Everything you need to know about this highly anticipated Total War fantasy title

When is the Total War: Warhammer 3 release date? Creative Assembly finally and officially announced Warhammer 3 in May 2021, and everyone’s very excited. The latest Total War strategy game and the third entry in the popular ‘Total Warhammer’ franchise from Creative Assembly will shift focus to the east of the Warhammer Fantasy world, with a renewed look at the forces of Chaos.

Fan favourite faction Kislev returns from the first game as a fully-fledged launch nation, valiantly trying to defend the realms of man from the forces of Chaos. They are joined by the warriors of Grand Cathay, which is being brought to life for the first time in Warhammer III. The Chaos faction itself has also been fleshed out, with all four iconic ‘flavours’ of Chaos getting the full treatment. Plenty of other details have also been revealed since the original announcement, which we’ve summarised for you below.

This is a living article which we will try and keep up-to-date as new information gets announced. If there’s enough to talk about, we may also decide to spin-out dedicated guides for certain topics, which we’ll link to below so you can access the information.

Total War: Warhammer 3 release date

The Total War: Warhammer 3 release date is February 17, 2022.

It will be released on PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, the Microsoft Store, and will be available on PC Games Pass from day one.

Has TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER 3 been cancelled?

At the time of writing, there has been nothing to suggest Warhammer 3 has been cancelled. It has been delayed once so far, though, but a new release date has been announced, as stated above.

Total War: Warhammer 3 Pre-order bonus

Total War: Warhammer III is available to pre-order right now via Steam, the Epic Games Store, the Microsoft Store, and other approved partners. The current pre-order price is $59.99 / £49.99.

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For anyone who pre-orders the game before release, or purchases within the first week after launch, they will get the Ogre Kingdoms race pack DLC for free as a early adopter incentive.

After that window, the Ogre Kingdoms expansion will be avaiable to pruchase as normal.


Total War: Warhammer III gameplay was first revealed in May 2021 when Creative Assembly announced a new type of tactical battle called ‘survival’ battles. You can read some impressions of this here.

Since then there’s been several trailers showing off various factions fighting each other, as well as deeper dives into specific faction mechanics. We’ve even been shown what changes are coming to siege battles in Warhammer III.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 legendary lords

At time of writing, nine legendary lords have been confirmed for launch, many of whom have been revealed via various army rosters.

Cathay and  Kislev will launch with two each, while the four Chaos factions are only getting one legendary lord each at launch. At the time of writing, the ninth legendary lord has yet to be revealed.

The Ogre Kingdoms will also launch with two legendary lords, but since they are not considered a base game race, they are not counted in the original nine tally from the game’s announcement.

Total War: Warhammer 3 races

The confirmed races for Total War: Warhammer III are Kislev, Cathay, the four Chaos factions of Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, Tzeentch, and finally the Ogre Kingdoms as a launch DLC race.

Read our guide for more thoughts on the potential Warhammer 3 races.

Total War: Warhammer 3 mods

Creative Assembly has confirmed that there will be mod support for the game at launch.

Total War: Warhammer 3 multiplayer

Creative Assembly has confirmed that there will be cross-store multiplayer support for the game at launch, as well as a new multiplayer game mode called ‘Domination’.

Total War: Warhammer 3 map

There are few specific details on the campaign map, however game director Ian Roxburgh has confirmed that the Warhammer 3 campaign map will be “twice the size” as the Vortex campaign map from Total War: Warhammer II. We got our first potential peak of the Warhammer 3 map in November thanks to details relating to the physical retail edition.

Further to that, Creative assembly plan to release a new ‘combined map’ DLC for owners of all three games, that will tie together the individual maps of every game into a large, grand strategy Warhammer experience.

Total War: Warhammer 3 units

Many Warhammer III units have been revealed so far as part various army roster reveals. We’ve also had some hints at other Chaos faction units via concept art.

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You can form an approximation by looking at army lists from the original Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game. The only exception to this would be Cathay, as they never had a full list made for tabletop.

Games Workshop is currently reviving the Total Warhammer setting with the upcoming Warhammer: The Old World tabletop game. Creative Assembly has hinted at a possibility that any changes or new ideas (especially in terms of units) could get reflected in Warhammer 3 via DLC.

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That’s everything we currently know about Total War: Warhammer III. We’ll be sure to keep this guide updated as new information comes to light.

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