Total War: WARHAMMER III FAQ

Total War: WARHAMMER III

Ella McConnell
November 4 2021

Welcome to the FAQ for Total War: WARHAMMER III – here you can find links to a lot of our other content about the game, as well as all the vital stats of the game itself.

Platforms & Storefronts

What is the Total War: WARHAMMER III release date?

Total War: WARHAMMER III will release on February 17, 2022. Pre-order now.

Which platforms will Total War: WARHAMMER III be available on?

Total War: WARHAMMER III will be available on PC and will also be available as close to launch day as possible on macOS and Linux thanks to our friends at Feral Interactive – we’ll be confirming exactly when closer to release day.

Which stores will Total War: WARHAMMER III be available through?

You can pick up your copy of Total War: WARHAMMER III on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and the Microsoft Store. You can also purchase your copy directly from Creative Assembly here – the only difference is that more of the price you pay will go directly to the studio.

In addition, Total War: WARHAMMER III will be available as part of Game Pass for PC. See below for more details.

Other digital storefronts are also available – please check SEGA’s list of approved partners here.

Physical copies of Total War: WARHAMMER III will also be available in most territories – please check with your preferred local game stockist.

Is the Game Pass for PC version any different?

No, it is the full version of the game. If you own WARHAMMER III through Game Pass for PC, you will also be able to purchase future DLC for it through the Microsoft Store, as well as access Free-LC as it becomes available. For more information on Game Pass for PC, click here.

Are there special editions of Total War: WARHAMMER III?

We have two physical special editions for WARHAMMER III. The Day One Edition, available February 17, comes with a double-sided poster of the WARHAMMER III campaign map and a set of Chaos Icon stickers. The Limited Edition, available on the same day, as comes with an Embossed Metal Case. See them both below.

Is there a physical collector’s edition of Total War: WARHAMMER III?

Unfortunately not. A combination of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on other industries, as well as our own need to work from home through the final two years of WARHAMMER III’s development has resulted in us not having a physical collector’s edition for WARHAMMER III. We can only apologise for any frustration and inconvenience this may cause.

Are there any plans for any Total War: WARHAMMER III content to be exclusive to a particular store?

No, all Total War: WARHAMMER III content will be released simultaneously on all storefronts.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II be available on the Epic Games Store and the Windows Store in the future?

Yes, we hope to add these games – and their DLC – to both store fronts in the future.

Can I purchase DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER games I own on one store on another (and vice versa)?

Currently it’s not possible to track the different Total War: WARHAMMER content you own across different storefronts. So, for example, if you buy Total War: WARHAMMER on the Epic Games Store, you will also need to buy the DLC on the Epic Games Store in order to use it.

The same applies for claiming the free combined map DLC – you would need to own both Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II on the same store in order to claim it.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III be available on macOS and Linux?

Yes, macOS and Linux versions will be available on Steam, developed and published by Feral Interactive.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III have cross-store multiplayer?

Yes, we intend to support cross-store multiplayer at launch.

Early Adopter Bonus

What is Early Adopter bonus content?

Early Adopter bonus content for Total War: WARHAMMER III is DLC released with the game, which is free to anyone who pre-orders or purchases the game within the first week of release. Afterwards, it will be available as a standard DLC, purchasable by anyone on any store.

And what is it for WARHAMMER III?

The Ogre Kingdoms race pack is the Early Adopter bonus for Total War: WARHAMMER III. This adds a whole new faction, the Ogre Kingdoms, as playable on the campaign map, including two legendary lords. They have their own units, mechanics, goals, and stories and we can’t wait to tell you more about them – look out for more articles in the coming couple of weeks detailing everything you want to know.

Tell me more about the Ogre Kingdoms

Above is a cool trailer, and there’s some more details over on the official website. Look out for campaign mechanics, the full roster, legendary lords, and much more as we go forward.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III reviews land before the game is released?

Yes – as with all recent Total War titles, our review embargo will drop before launch, allowing you time to decide whether to pre-order.

Content

Is Total War: WARHAMMER III going to be set during the End Times and feature stuff from Age of Sigmar?

No, as with Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II, Total War: WARHAMMER III is set around the reign of Karl Franz. Our primary source is Warhammer Fantasy Battles 8th Edition, although we have and will continue to use older editions for inspiration where appropriate.

What races will be available in Total War: WARHAMMER III at launch?       

We are excited to be able to confirm that Total War: WARHAMMER III contains a wider selection of individual races than any previous Total War: WARHAMMER core title.  

Deep within the realms of Chaos the four Ruinous Powers of Nurgle, Slaanesh, Tzeentch, and Khorne prepare for war and two mighty kingdoms stand sentinel: the stern warriors of Kislev and the vast empire of Grand Cathay.

So far we have revealed full rosters for…

We’ve also introduced various legendary lords in their own posts:

And here’s some campaign mechanics for each faction:

Is all this new Kislev and Grand Cathay content for Total War: WARHAMMER III legit?     

Yes! Games Workshop has expanded and created these factions, and partnered with us. You can find out all about it from them over at Warhammer Community here including some great interviews.

Whoa, this all looks great – you must be nearly done, right?

Total War: WARHAMMER III is still in development. Some of what you’re seeing is non-final. If you have feedback on anything you’re seeing, we’d be happy to read it on the forums, Discord, Twitter, Instagram, or via squig rider.

Will there be a combined map for owners of all three games?

Yes, though currently our focus is on Total War: WARHAMMER III. 

We will release a massive combined map that will be a huge free DLC for owners of all three games, and we’ll have more detail later. 

Note that you will need to own all three parts of the trilogy through a single store front in order to claim this free DLC. Please see above for details. 

Will there be a Blood for the Blood God pack for Total War: WARHAMMER III?

Yes. Much like Blood for the Blood God 2, it will be free for anyone who owns a previous version of the DLC for either WARHAMMER I or II. It will be released soon after launch.

Will you be continuing to support Total War: WARHAMMER II after the launch of Total War: WARHAMMER III?

As you might expect, our focus will shift towards supporting Total War: WARHAMMER III following its launch.

We have released the Silence & Fury DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER II this year and are continuing our efforts to patch and update the game as necessary.

Gameplay

What is a Total War: WARHAMMER III survival battle?

As part of Warhammer III’s campaign narrative, each faction you play as must embark on a terrifying journey through the four Realms of Chaos. To achieve your aims in each realm, you’ll need to overcome the daemonic forces you encounter there in a rare and epic new battle type called a survival battle. Check out this trailer to see it in action.

To be successful here you’ll have to carve your way across the map and secure the three capture points whilst fighting off multiple waves of daemons. As you capture parts of the map you will earn battle currency called ‘supplies’ that allow you to build towers and barricades, recruit new warriors, and upgrade and replenish your units. The waves of daemons will increase in number and difficulty as you progress before the climax where you fight an exalted daemon belonging to that god.

Survival battles are playable in custom battle as well as multiplayer, so bring your friends to help you manage such an epic encounter.

What are the new game modes?

Alongside Survival Battles, Total War: WARHAMMER III will also feature Domination Battles, Minor Settlement Battles, and Storm of Chaos battles. The former is a brand-new multiplayer battle mode, whilst the latter sees the return of a Total War favourite that’s brimming with new features which differentiate it from its predecessors. You can read more about the battle changes coming in WARHAMMER III in this dedicated post, more on Minor Settlement Battles and our Siege Rework here, and Storm of Chaos and updates to the magic system here.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III be localised in my language?

Total War: WARHAMMER III will only have English language audio. However, UI and text localisation will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, and simplified as well as traditional Chinese.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III have multiplayer support at launch?        

Yes – we’ll have more details about this to share as we get closer to launch.

Will Total War: WARHAMMER III support mods at launch?

Yes, and we’ll have more details about this closer to launch.