Total War: Warhammer 3 official Karl Franz artwork for the massive Immortal Empires update

[Update]: Immortal Empires has now been unleashed alongside Total War: Warhammer 3's biggest update ever!

After many months of waiting, and a seemingly never-ending stream of previews, Total War: Warhammer 3's biggest update yet will be launching later today (August 23rd). It'll bring with it the greatly anticipated Immortal Empires combined campaign map, the very first post-launch DLC featuring four powerful Chaos champions, a major rework of the Warriors of Chaos faction, numerous buffs and tweaks to Total War: Warhammer 2 factions and lords, as well as a whole host of other tweaks, improvements and additions.

While it's basically impossible to summarize everything coming with the Immortal Empires update due to its sheer size, Creative Assembly has still decided to give it a crack and has now released one final preview. So if you're curious what some of the new stuff looks like in action, you'll find what you seek below:

Personally, and this is mostly from a roleplaying perspective, there are two changes that excite me the most: more sensible AI behavior towards your vassals, as well as improved confederations. The first will make Legendary Lords like Nakai actually playable since the AI won't just randomly keep declaring war on your vassals despite being long-standing friends with you. As for the second, it will hopefully make it so you can confederate moderately powerful allies without them requesting more gold than can be found in the entire universe for a couple of measly settlements. Small tweaks in the grand scheme of things, but definitely ones that will make for some fun campaigns!

My little musings aside, it's also worth mentioning that Creative Assembly has launched a chunky sale for Total War: Warhammer 1Total War: Warhammer 2 and all of their DLC content. So if you're missing either or the two games for Immortal Empires to work, or if you're just looking to expand your roster, this would be a pretty good time to do so as I doubt we'll be getting a better deal before the holiday season.

Have fun choosing your favorites, and I'll make sure to let you know once the Immortal Empires update actually arrives.