Total War: Warhammer 3 artwork for Khorne's daemons

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3's long awaited Immortal Empires campaign is most likely coming in September!

It took a fair bit of time to get here, but Total War: Warhammer 3's very first major update has now been released alongside a whole host of improvements and bug fixes. The most important of these are the various changes to the Realm of Chaos campaign, all aimed at making it a less stressful and more rewarding experience.

As such, the negative traits you get in the Chaos realms are now not only less debilitating, but they're also much easier to get rid off. Similarly, defeating an enemy lord at the Forge of Souls will now remove all of their souls, thus giving you a chance to come back from a losing campaign without having to permanently camp there. And in order to make expanding your empire a less stressful affair, the "Protection" building chain can now prevent rifts from spawning in the province entirely!

It's also worth mentioning that the final reward for beating the campaign has been changed. You can still receive Be'lakor as a legendary lord if you wish, or if you don't particularly care to have a treacherous daemon hanging out in your base, you can also banish him for massive and permanent buffs to your entire faction!

On a slightly different note, if you're like me and your favorite faction is Chaos Undivided, I'm very happy to say that good ol' Daniel the Daemon has received a truly massive amount of changes. Not only have his stats been increased across the board, but pretty much all of the god specific gifts and body parts have been buffed as well in order to make him feel like a proper Daemon Prince on the battlefield.

Add to this a variety of balance changes that have seen Tzeentch and Ogre Kingdoms armies toned down, along with fixes for some of the problems with infantry responsiveness and even the arrival of the Steam Workshop, and you've got yourself an extremely solid patch. Naturally, there's still a fair bit of work to do before Total War: Warhammer 3 can match up to its predecessor, but this is certainly a good start!

You can check out all of the changes, including the exact numbers behind them, over at the official website. Enjoy, and I'll leave you with a brief rundown of what some of these tweaks look like in-game: