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[Update #2]: Creative Assembly has now revealed their plans for the massive Update 1.1 and what comes after.

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3's humble Patch 1.0.2 has now fixed some multiplayer and crash related issues.

As is tradition with pretty much every single Total War game, Total War: Warhammer 3 recently launched alongside a variety of bugs, performance problems and questionable balance choices. So in an effort to correct all of these issues, as well as to let everyone know what's going on, Creative Assembly has now outlined their plans for the next few updates.

First and foremost, there is a small update planned for March 10th, though it's possible it gets delayed until March 17th to ensure nothing goes awry. This update will improve alt+tab stability, fix the unintentionally locked V-Sync, prevent multiplayer battles from desyncing, help improve things for 12th generation Intel processors, as well as sort out some crashes that can occur when the game is installed to a path with non-English characters.

The team is also working on a variety of performance improvements and technical enhancements, including fixes for some of the worst crashes around, though there's very little to report on that front just yet. Similarly, the gameplay balance team has heard all of the recent feedback and is working on a sizable update that will arrive at some point in early April.

It's also worth mentioning that Creative Assembly has done some research on the impact of Denuvo on performance and has not found anything conclusive. Denuvo was included in the review builds and those mostly ran fine, so there's apparently something else at play here that's making the launch version so unstable.

The final thing worth mentioning, and the one that makes me the happiest, is that the Total War: Warhammer 3 team is looking into making the updates take less time. So instead of having to slowly unpack all of the game files in order to do a couple of changes, one of the future patches will hopefully make it so you only have to unpack the relevant files which will make the whole process go by much quicker.

Once the next big update arrives I'll make sure to let you know. For now, however, you can learn more about Creative Assembly's plans for Total War: Warhammer 3 over at Steam.