Creative Assembly posted a road map of upcoming changes and additions to the Total War: Warhammer 3, aka Princess Maker for daemons, and the long-awaited Immortal Empires is listed as coming in Q3. The Warhammer 3 version of Mortal Empires, is the mode that will combine factions from all games in the series and put them together on a single map, but it will only be added in the July-August-September update.
Before that, we should expect the 1.2 update in May to include fixes for unit responsiveness, single entity units stalling when they should duel each other, ranged and flying units going idle, AI factions rebuilding turrets too fast, and more. problems players have with experience. The first free DLC is planned for the same period from May to June: a Regiments of Renown pack adding elite units for all major factions.
Just like Immortal Empires entering beta, the July-August-September section of the roadmap reports that a second Regiments of Renown pack will be coming, as well as another patch. Update 1.3 will focus on revamping the skill tree, making field battles more frequent, improving Cathay’s formation attack ability, and other battle fixes. The Total War Assembly Kit will also come, to help modders with their creations.
Update 2.0 will be the next milestone, bringing Immortal Empires into beta. It will also include the first of several planned Old World updates, overhauls of early game factions that have not been reworked for Warhammer 2, the first being the Warriors of Chaos. Warhammer 3’s Blood Pack DLC and its first Lord Pack are also scheduled for 2.0.
The script ends with a letter from Richard Aldridge, DLC game director for Total War: Warhammer 3. “Having taken over the post-launch development of WARHAMMER III,” he writes, “my team has readjusted its original look and focus to improve the experience.” of the game, based on the feedback we have received from you and continue to receive. But in doing so, it had a knock-on effect with our original roadmap planned for new DLC for the game – hence the lack of information on this so far .”
While it’s a shame not to know when DLC like the highly-anticipated Chaos Dwarfs will arrive, Aldridge was previously DLC game director for Total War: Warhammer 2, an already excellent game that has been enhanced by post-launch changes and additions. Having him and his team take on Warhammer 3 seems like a good sign.
As he goes on to write, “The DLC team is furiously preparing to transition back to doing what they do best: working on exciting new content that will see Total War: WARHAMMER III supported for years to come: with favorite characters of fans, unique races, mechanics and narratives being added, along with an unhealthy dose of special surprises as well.”