Total War: Warhammer 3 brings the grand strategy trilogy to a triumphant close with a new set of factions as well as a sprawling map to traverse and conquer as part of its single-player campaign. But although its map is considerably bigger than those of its predecessors, it won't rival that of its Immortal Empires mode, whose release date is on the minds of diligent players who're already planning subsequent playthroughs.
Total War: Warhammer 3's Immortal Empires campaign builds upon that of its predecessor, offering players a combined map that stretches across territories from all three games, pitting a massive number of factions against each other. If you've played Warhammer 2, you're likely familiar with its Mortal Empires DLC and this is precisely that but bigger and with lots more daemons.
Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires Release
Although it will likely lack the bells and whistles of the grand campaign, focusing instead on simply eradicating your opponents, many treat it as the most complete way to play the series due to the sheer amount of choice you get in terms of factions.
As far as Total War: Warhammer III's Immortal Empires release date goes, we now have the first set of concrete details.
Initially, there was also a fair bit of uncertainty surrounding its name. Some expected it to still be called Mortal Empires, while others anticipated a name change, likely thanks to the addition of daemon factions who aren't all that keen on dying.
Creative Assembly did eventually confirm, in a blog post detailing the game's patch 1.1, that the Warhammer 3's combined map DLC will be called Immortal Empires.
- Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires release date: Q3 2022 (integrated open beta)
Like its first iteration, it will be one of the game's free DLCs, but there is a caveat you need to be aware of.
To be able to access it, you'll need to own all three games in the series on the same storefront, as developer Creative Assembly notes in a FAQ article.
This means that if you own the first two games in the series on Steam but opt to purchase the third on the Epic Games Store, you will not be able to access the third game's map in Immortal Empires.
Following the game's launch, Reddit user CathayZero has found an initial list of regions that might make it into the combined map.
Although this could be an indication of what we can expect when the DLC previously known as Mortal Empires goes live, it's worth taking with a grain of salt, as things can change during development.
Creative Assembly later confirmed that the list of regions came from "a very old prototype version of the map."
When revealing the game's roadmap in late April, the developer confirmed that Total War: Warhammer III's Immortal Empires campaign is slated to launch in Q3 2022, as an integrated open beta.
This initial phase will allow us to focus on updating the balance, map, races, and other areas where we can continue to make adjustments based on player feedback—ensuring that it will meet (and exceed) expectations as it develops over the long-term," it said.
"The plan is to continue updating the mode over several years, and we want to ensure that those of you who are *most* excited to play it have the chance to participate and share in its success."
Total War: Warhammer 3 is out now on PC. You can grab it from Fanatical, other major storefronts, as well as Xbox Game Pass.
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