Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, delay, 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. Their latest Total War strategy game, 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 return from the first game as a fully-fledged launch nation, valiantly trying to defend the realms of man from the invading chaos demons. They are joined by the forces of Grand Cathay, which is being brought to life for the first time in Warhammer 3. 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 released in the wake of the announcement, which we’ve summarized 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 early 2022, for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

While originally this was slated for late 2021, in September 2021 Creative Assembly announced it was delaying the release of Warhammer 3 to “early 2022”, although at the time of writing there’s been nothing more specific than that.

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, though.

Total War: Warhammer 3 Pre-order bonus

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

There will be a pre-order bonus in the form of a race pack, but at the time of writing there are no specific details as to what this means. You can read more about Total War: Warhammer III pre-orders here.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 gameplay was 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.

Other battle types talked about include minor settlement battles, and a siege rework is also on the cards which we will learn more about in September when Cathay gets its full reveal.

Total War: Warhammer 3 legendary lords

At time of writing, nine legendary lords have been confirmed for launch, some of which have been revealed via the Khorne and Kislev roster reveals that were announced earlier this year.

Total War: Warhammer 3 races

The confirmed races for Total War: Warhammer III are Kislev, Cathay, and the four Chaos factions of Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, and Tzeencth.

At least one more race is confirmed for launch as a pre-order bonus, but we don’t know who it will be yet. The current speculation suggests Ogre Kingdoms, considering they were recently added into Warhammer 2. 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.

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.

Survival battle in Total War: Warhammer III

Total War: Warhammer 3 units

Several Warhammer 3 units have been revealed so far as part of the Kislev and Khorne 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.

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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