Total War: Warhammer 3 marches out next February, Ogres and all

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Despite initially planning its invasion for late-2021, Total War: Warhammer 3 (opens in new tab) today announced its march to war will take place next February 17.

That release date comes alongside the announcement of the Ogre Kingdoms in Total Warhammer 3. Sadly, the big lads aren't included in the base game, but rather as a Race Pack DLC that'll be free for folks who pre-order or purchase the game within the first week of release.

The Ogre Kingdoms themselves are a mob of big boys searching for a scrap and a spot of lunch. Led by legendary lords Greasus Goldtooth and Skrag the Slaughterer, their armies consist of hulking great soldiers accompanied by massive beasts, softening up foes with long-range cannons before stomping in for the kill.

Ogres are a long staple of Warhammer, but Total Warhammer 3 is also bringing some less-known armies to the field with Cathay (opens in new tab) (fantasy China) and Kislev (opens in new tab) (fantasy Russia). The series' oft-maligned sieges are also getting a much-needed rework (opens in new tab), and TW3's campaign is also introducing full-on boss battles (opens in new tab) to the game's campaigns.

Alongside Steam and the Epic Games Store, Creative Assembly also revealed that Total War: Warhammer 3 will be available on Xbox Game Pass on release next February.

Natalie Clayton
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20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.