Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires is Now Available to All WH3 Owners

Players will no longer require all three games, and it finally drops the "beta" tag.

Total War: Warhammer III Update 2.4.0 will unlock the Immortal Empires update for all users who own the Warhammer 3 base game. 

The grand campaign, Immortal Empires, is one of the largest and most ambitious updates for any strategy game to date. With nearly 300 factions and over 20 playable different races, this combination of all three Total War: Warhammer games is quite ambitious. 

For the uninitiated, the Total War: Warhammer franchise is a grand epic set over three games in the Warhammer universe. Players must manage economies, negotiate with allies, and battle it out with RTS-style combat. Immortal Empires combines all three games and their locations for one massive grand campaign. 

Before, players would either need to own all three games to unlock the Immortal Empires update or have a friend who owned all three games. That all changes with the upcoming 2.4.0 update. Now, Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires will be free for all users that own the Total War: Warhammer III base game. 

Players Still Need to Pay for Races

Just because you’ll gain access to the grand campaign doesn’t mean that the developers of the game, Creative Assembly, are giving it away for free. If you don’t own the first or second game, you’ll need to get them to unlock the races or unlock the races individually via DLC. 

Total War is generally known for this monetization method, locking certain generals or, at times, entire races behind DLC, so this should feel like nothing new to the dedicated fanbase. For new players, it might just entice them to doll out the price for their shiny new faction. 

Players that own the free DLC that comes with Total War: Warhammer 1 & 2 will be the only ones with it, as those with just the third game will have to purchase them to gain access to any free DLC for the first or second games. 

Should Players That Own All Three Games Feel Salty?

We’re not here to tell you how to feel, but for us, having a bigger playerbase and more people interested in Total War Warhammer generally is a good thing. While you could feel somewhat slighted if you’ve recently purchased the first and second games at their full retail price, most players that have already gotten hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of gameplay from the first and second entry have probably already gotten their money’s worth. 

Also, all the free DLCs that the first and second games contain, plus all the races that come with them, should make you feel a bit better about being a diehard fan.