Total War: Warhammer 3 has been out for a little while, keeping us busy with its excellent roster of factions and challenging campaign. As players begin to familiarize themselves with the strategy game's finer details, many are wondering when patch 1.1 release date might occur and what changes the first major gameplay update will introduce.
Since Total War: Warhammer 3's February launch, developer Creative Assembly has kept busy working on hotfixes for some of the smaller issues that popped up. Patch 1.1's scope will be much larger, the update aiming to target the Realms of Chaos campaign's mechanics as well as faction balance and more.
Although we knew it was on the way for a while now, Total War: Warhammer III's patch 1.1 was first mentioned in (slightly) greater detail when the developer announced the delay of patch 1.0.2. In fact, we'll hear more about the first major update – and hopefully its release date – after the postponed hotfix launches during the week of March 14.
Similar updates for the previous two games in the trilogy have gone live around one month after their release. That will, however, end up not being the case for Warhammer III, given how its second hotfix launched in close proximity to its one-month anniversary.
On March 18, Creative Assembly confirmed that Warhammer III's patch 1.1 is slated to launch in early April.
- Total War: Warhammer 3 patch 1.1 release date: April 5
On March 31, the developer confirmed that patch 1.1 exact release date is locked to April 5, with patch notes coming on the same day.
The Realm of Chaos campaign will see negative Realm traits have their strength reduced by 50%. They will also disappear upon completion a Realm's survival battle and will no longer affect Daemon Legendary Lords in the Realm of their patron god.
Buildings from the Protection chain – previously dedicated to removing the negative traits – will allow players to prevent rifts from opening in the provinces where they're built.
Infantry responsiveness will be improved while factions will receive the first set of balance changes. Among them, the Ogre Kingdoms will receive "significant adjustments" to their units due to how they're overperfoming in ranked matchmaking and Domination tournaments.
Here are some other bug fixes coming in Total War: Warhammer III's patch 1.1. For the full list, you can check the link above.
- ALT+Tab Crash Fix: We’re aiming to have a Steam Beta in your hands next week, and will let you know as soon as it is available. Depending on its success, we’ll bundle and share this with the rest of the community in Update 1.1.
- Gift of Slaanesh: A conflict between the “Everlasing Gift” tech and “Gift of Slaanesh” upgrade will be resolved in the update.
- Prologue Sticks after the Battle of Fort Devingard: Not after 1.1, it won’t!
- Soft Lock when ending your turn after losing Yuri: Not anymore; also fixed in 1.1.
- Crash fixes: Several crash fixes have been implemented based on your reports both here and with our Support Team. This will be an ongoing effort as we work to get everyone in and playing the game!
- Shadow Shroud: Be’lakors ability “Shadow Shroud” is now associated with his unique trait.
- “Corrupted By”: Factions will now be able to remove negative “corrupted by” traits when in a region dominated by their favored corruption.
- Achievement Issues: Whether unlocking achievements the wrong way, not unlocking achievements at all, or unlocking duplicate achievements, we’re implementing fixes for many of the achievements available in the game.
- …and more!
Patch 1.1 will likely not bring with it the combined map campaign or the game's Blood DLC, as "the timelines of these projects are currently in flux as we reprioritize our work to establish a strong foundation for the game upon which we can build."
On the flip side, the developer is aiming to bring Steam Workshop support and enable mods in the game's first major update.
You can check out the full list of changes added in Total War: Warhammer III's patch 1.1 in the full patch notes on the game's website.
Total War: Warhammer III is out now on PC. You can grab it from Fanatical, other major storefronts, as well as Xbox Game Pass.
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