Total War: Warhammer 3's Immortal Empires DLC is still a fair way off

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Creative Assembly has posted a roadmap of upcoming changes and additions to Total War: Warhammer 3, AKA Princess Maker for daemons, and the long-awaited Immortal Empires is listed as coming in Q3. Warhammer 3's version of Mortal Empires, it's the mode that will combine the factions of every game in the series and put them together on a single map, but it'll only be added in the July - August - September update.

Before then, we should expect update 1.2 in May to include fixes for unit responsiveness, single-entity units standing around when they should be dueling each other, ranged and flying units going idle, AI factions rebuilding towers too fast, and other problems players have experienced. The first free DLC is planned for the same May - June period: a Regiments of Renown pack adding elite units for all the core factions.

As well as Immortal Empires entering beta, the July - August - September section of the roadmap notes a second Regiments of Renown pack will be coming, as well as another patch. Update 1.3 will focus on skill tree reworks, making field battles more frequent, improving Cathay's formation attack ability, and other battle fixes. The Total War Assembly Kit will be coming too, to help modders with their creations.

Update 2.0 will be the next milestone, bringing Immortal Empires into beta. It'll also include the first of several planned Old World Updates, overhauls of early game factions that weren't reworked for Warhammer 2, with 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 roadmap ends with a letter from Richard Aldridge, the DLC game director of Total War: Warhammer 3. "Having taken over the post-launch development of WARHAMMER III," he writes, "my team has readjusted its original gaze and focus to improve the experience of the game, based off the feedback we have received from you and continue to receive.  But in doing so, this has led to a knock-on effect with our original planned roadmap of new DLC for the game—hence the lack of info on this until now."

While it's a shame not to know when DLC like the expected Chaos Dwarfs will be coming, Aldridge was previously DLC game director for Total War: Warhammer 2, an already excellent game that was improved by post-launch changes and additions. Having him and his team take over on Warhammer 3 seems like a good sign. 

As he goes on to write, "the DLC team is furiously gearing up to transition back to doing what they do best: working on new and exciting content that will see Total War: WARHAMMER III supported for years to come: with fan favourite characters, races, unique mechanics and narratives being added, along with an unhealthy dose of special surprises too."

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.