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Total War: Warhammer III (TWW3, WH3) is the third and final game in the Total War: Warhammer series, being developed by Creative Assembly. It is the sequel to Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer II, and the culmination of the series which is set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe created by Games Workshop.

The game released on 17 February 2022 for PC, and will come sometime later to Mac and Linux.

It is available on 3 online storefronts: Steam, Epic Games Store and Windows Store - an account for one of these stores will be required to play. Game keys can also be purchased on other stores such as Fanatical, Humble Store and GameBillet.

Additionally, the game is available on Xbox Game Pass for PC.

To access the combined campaign map (which will become available sometime after launch), a player will need to own all 3 games in the Total War: Warhammer series on the same storefront (eg: Steam or Epic Games Store or Windows Store).

The official Total War: Warhammer III website is at warhammer3.totalwar.com.

The official 9-page manual provides a brief introduction to the lore and mechanics for new and veteran players, and covers the standard installation, warranty and customer service information.

Features[]

Campaign mode[]

Multiplayer[]

  • Those who own all 3 games in the series will be able to play all content from all games/DLC in the multiplayer mode of TWW3.
  • CA are introducing a new mode/battle type called domination which will feature capture point style mechanics and players may be able to summon reinforcement units during a match.
    • Domination mode is intended to address player feedback about getting stuck in bad matchups, not being able to come back from behind, as well as players forcing draws by endlessly kiting.

Playable races[]

The following races have been announced as playable on release:

Additionally, CA has confirmed that they wish to implement all the main races of Warhammer Fantasy as playable factions by the end of the trilogy. This means that if the Chaos Dwarfs do not appear as playable factions in TWW2, then they will appear in the third game at some point (possibly as DLC after release).

Development[]

High-res version of the key art, depicting Kislev vs Khorne.

Early development[]

In 2015, after Total War: Warhammer was announced but before it released, Creative Assembly announced that they planned to create a trilogy of Total War: Warhammer games.[1]

In 2016, Russian data-miners discovered plans in the Total War: Warhammer game files for a third game featuring Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch and Slaanesh as factions.

In June 2018, a blog post by Creative Assembly indicated that WH3 was in pre-production.[2]

In March 2019, another blog post indicated that motion-capture was being done for the game.[3]

In September 2019, it was stated in another blog that the game is "deep into production".[4]

In July 2020, another blog said the following:

One event the current world situation [the global Covid-19 pandemic] has certainly put the crimpers on is us announcing our next major Total War title. As you can imagine it’s all a bit chaotic here at CA, so please bear with us

Teasers[]

A number of teaser trailers were released from 28 January to 2 February 2021.

The videos feature an Empire Celestial Wizard using a telescope to view the stars at the Grand Astrolabe in Altdorf. In the first video he takes instructions from the Grand Theogonist to "heed the heavens" and sees a comet, which then reveals a constellation Grungni's Baldric. Later, further constellations are revealed: The Piper, the Drummer, and Rhya's Cauldron. The Wizard realises that each constellation appearing at this time of year (which is scientifically impossible) can only mean that "it is really happening" - the constellations represent Khorne, Tzeentch, Slaanesh and Nurgle respectively, they are omens of a Chaos Invasion. In the final video the constellation Ursun appears, and the Wizard speculates whether Ursun's people (Kislev) are saviours.

Announcement[]

Further development and marketing[]

Another piece of key art depicting Grand Cathay vs Tzeentch.

Release and reception[]

  • Opencritic score: 88
  • Steam review rating: 63, mixed

Postlaunch marketing[]

Gallery[]

Art[]

Screenshots[]

Survival battle showcase[]

Kislev[]

Grand Cathay[]

Khorne[]

Tzeentch[]


Slaanesh[]

Nurgle[]

Ogre Kingdoms[]

Miscellaneous battle maps[]

Other[]

Trivia[]

  • According to a Russian leak from before the release of Total War: Warhammer, the third game would feature four factions: Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch. This same leak listed Chaos Dwarfs and Ogre Kingdoms as DLC factions for TWW3, along with Tomb Kings and Skaven as DLC for TWW2. CA has since confirmed this leak but stated it was very outdated. Most of it was correct, with Skaven appearing as a base race of Total War: Warhammer II, Tomb Kings as a DLC and the four Chaos factions as base races for Total War: Warhammer III.

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