When is the Total War: Warhammer 3 release date? Creative Assembly has finally and officially announced Warhammer 3, their latest Total War strategy game, and everyone’s very excited. The third entry in the popular ‘Total Warhammer’ franchise from Creative Assembly, this highly anticipated Total War game 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. 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
A rumoured leak via the Epic Games Store in Spain and France suggests a September release date, while users on the r/totalwar subreddit grabbed a screenshot from known SEGA online retail partner 2Game that listed the release date as November 2, 2021. Neither have been confirmed.
Total War: Warhammer 3 Pre-orders
The current pre-order price is $59.99 / £49.99.
There will be a pre-order incentive 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.
TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER 3 Gameplay
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.
Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer
There have been a few trailers released for Warhammer 3 now, which we’ve listed below from newest to oldest:
Total War: Warhammer 3 legendary lords
At time of writing, nine legendary lords have been confirmed for launch. There are no further details on who these people are, or how they are distributed among the known races.
Total War: Warhammer 3 races
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 Chaos Dwarves or Ogres Kingdoms. 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.
Total War: Warhammer 3 units
At the time of writing, no official announcements have been made regarding the units in Total War: Warhammer III, although a selection of Kislev and Khorne units were confirmed during the reveal of the new survival battle mode:
You can also 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.