Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Mandate of Heaven FAQ


CA KingGobbo
December 17 2019


The Mandate of Heaven chapter pack depicts the events of the Yellow Turban Rebellion and Qiang uprising, both of which ultimately precipitated the iconic Three Kingdoms conflict.

Since the launch of THREE KINGDOMS and Eight Princes, we’ve had a massive amount of player feedback in terms of what people want to see in future THREE KINDOMS content packs. With that in mind, Mandate of Heaven introduces a host of new characters, 40 new battle units, a major rebalance of existing units rosters to encourage more diverse army builds, and unique faction mechanics for both new and existing playable Warlords which create distinctively different playstyles and campaign experiences.

A comprehensive game update will accompany Mandate of Heaven’s launch, featuring a great many tweaks, balance changes, bug fixes, and improvements – more on this soon (and don’t forget that we’ve got much more planned for future DLC!).

Mandate of Heaven includes:

  • The largest and most detailed Total War: THREE KINGDOMS DLC to date
  • The ability to begin a campaign in 182 CE just before the Yellow Turban rebellion…
  • …Then play through the conflict and deep into the Three Kingdoms period
  • New characters and six new playable warlords including the Zhang brothers and Emperor Liu Hong
  • Unique new campaign mechanics, events and objectives
  • 40 new battlefield units and new unit abilities
  • Play the origin stories of legendary characters such as Cao Cao and Liu Bei


What is Mandate of Heaven?

Mandate of Heaven is a Chapter Pack DLC for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS.

What is a Chapter Pack?

Chapter Packs add new start positions and stories that cover time periods linked to the main narrative of the Three Kingdoms, tying closely into the content and features of the main campaign.

What does Mandate of Heaven mean for players who don’t get the DLC?

Mandate of Heaven will bring with it a number of improvements to the Total War: THREE KINGDOMS campaign whether you decide to purchase the DLC or not – more information on these will be released in the coming weeks.

When will Mandate of Heaven be released?

The Mandate of Heaven Chapter Pack will be released on Thursday the 16th of January 2020.

Is there a pre-purchase discount?

Pre-ordering the Mandate of Heaven Chapter Pack will get you a 10% discount off the DLC’s normal price.

When does it take place?

Mandate of Heaven covers the events that happened before the THREE KINGDOMS conflict.

The year is 182 CE. The Han Empire is in turmoil, and China is slipping towards chaos. The Emperor’s court is paralysed by corruption, and a great famine has ravaged the north. In the eyes of the people, Emperor Ling has lost the Mandate of Heaven – and with it, the right to rule.

Who are the new playable warlords in Mandate of Heaven?

There are three new Yellow Turban warlords in Mandate of Heaven:

  • Zhang Jue
  • Zhang Bao
  • Zhang Liang

There are also three new Han Empire factions:

  • Emperor Liu Hong
  • Prince Liu Chong
  • Lu Zhi

Additionally, the following original warlords have new starting positions:

  • Liu Biao
  • Tao Qian
  • Cao Cao
  • Sun Jian
  • Liu Bei
  • Dong Zhuo

What is the aim of the Mandate of Heaven DLC?

This Chapter Pack aims to create an epic overarching narrative that tells the story of the struggle between the Han Empire and the Yellow Turban rebellion, all fought over who should hold the eponymous Mandate of Heaven.

With the Yellow Turbans and the Han both believing their claim is the rightful one, warlords must choose to either take up arms on the side of the Han or push for their own claim.

What new units will be in the Mandate of Heaven DLC?

Head over to the Mandate of Heaven Steam page for a full list of units.

What’s the free content that will be released alongside the DLC?

Tao Qian is the new free-LC playable warlord being released with the Mandate of Heaven DLC. He will come alongside a number of new units, the full details of which will be announced soon.

When will this free content be available?

The Mandate of Heaven free-LC content will be released on Thursday the 16th of January 2020 alongside the main DLC itself.

Will Mandate of Heaven be released on macOS and Linux?

This will be coming shortly after the release of the PC version of Mandate of Heaven – stay tuned!

For full details on everything you’ll get in Mandate of Heaven, head over to the Steam page to read more as well as get 10% off the launch price if you pre-order!


The Mandate of Heaven章节包描绘了黄巾起义和羌人叛乱中的一系列事件,这些事件直接导致了我们所熟知的三国故事的发生。

在THREE KINGDOMS本体与Eight Princes章节包发布以来,很多玩家都发表了他们对后续可下载内容的期望。我们认真听取了这些意见,并在Mandate of Heaven中添加了大量新人物,40个新单位,并对现有的单位进行了种种平衡性调整,以便玩家可以尝试更多不同的部队组成。我们还为新增派系和现有派系增添了许多全新机制,以便您可以体验各种不同的玩法,尝试不同的战役策略。

在发布Mandate of Heaven的同时,我们也会更新本体游戏版本,做出许多重要的调整和平衡,修复各种问题,并提升游戏体验——稍后会有更多内容(别忘了我们也为未来的可下载内容策划了很多内容)!

Mandate of Heaven包含:

  • 目前为止Total War: THREE KINGDOMS最大型,内容最丰富的可下载内容
  • 增加182年,即黄巾起义前夕为新的战役开始时间……
  • ……并且涵盖了起义全过程,直至步入三国时期
  • 增添了六个可玩派系领袖,包括张氏三兄弟和汉灵帝
  • 全新独特战役机制,事件及目标
  • 40个全新战场部队和全新的部队技能
  • 体验曹操和刘备等人物传奇的开端


Mandate of Heaven是什么?

Mandate of Heaven是 Total War: THREE KINGDOMS的章节包可下载内容。



Mandate of Heaven对于那些没有购买此可下载内容的玩家来说意味着什么?

Mandate of Heaven将为Total War: THREE KINGDOMS带来全新体验,无论你是否购买该可下载内容,都将体验到许多新内容——我们将在接下来的几周中发布新消息。

Mandate of Heaven何时发售?

The Mandate of Heaven章节包将在2020年1月16日周四发售。


预购Mandate of Heaven章节包的玩家可以享受九折优惠。


Mandate of Heaven中包含了一系列发生在三国故事之前的事件。


Mandate of Heaven中有哪些新增可玩派系?

以下三位是Mandate of Heaven中新增的黄巾军派系:

  • 张角
  • 张宝
  • 张梁


  • 汉灵帝
  • 陈王刘宠
  • 卢植


  • 刘表
  • 陶谦
  • 曹操
  • 孙坚
  • 刘备
  • 董卓

Mandate of Heaven可下载内容的主旨是什么?



Mandate of Heaven可下载内容中将添加哪些新部队?

请查看Mandate of Heaven在Steam页面上列出的全部新增部队列表。


与Mandate of Heaven可下载内容一同发布的免费更新中将增添一个新的可玩派系,请等待我们公开具体信息。


The Mandate of Heaven所对应的免费更新将与该可下载内容一道于2020年1月16日周四发布。

Mandate of Heaven在macOS和Linux系统上也会发布吗?

在PC版的Mandate of Heaven发布之后很快就会推出,敬请期待!

请前往Mandate of Heaven的Steam页面查看更多信息。现在预购可享受九折优惠!