Total War: Warhammer 3 artwork for the first round of Regiment of Renown units

[Update #2]: Immortal Empires will be coming in August with 86 playable factions and a bunch of awesome improvements!

[Update]: Total War: Warhammer 3's greatly anticipated combined campaign map Immortal Empires is heading into Beta in Q3 2022.

As a part of their efforts to fix Total War: Warhammer 3's many problems, Creative Assembly has now unleashed Update 1.2. You can expect to see changes to the auto-resolve and the AI's aggression towards the player, better pathfinding and target acquisition for your armies, as well as the very first wave of Regiments of Renown - powerful and lore based units that all come with their own special abilities and appearances.

You can get a quick overview of what all of these changes and additions look like in action through the developer update below. Have a gander:

All of that is just the tip of the iceberg, however, so if you're interested in all of the details make sure to hop on over to the official patch notes. This time around Creative Assembly has grouped things by category and faction, so it should be quite easy to figure out what's going on with your favorites.

As far as early impressions are concerned, I'm happy to say that Total War: Warhammer 3 is looking noticeably better after Update 1.2. There's still some major issues that need to be sorted out, mostly related to how units seem to forget their orders at random, but thanks to the auto-resolve and AI aggression changes the experience is definitely a far more pleasant one than before. Best of all, you can now actually enjoy the Daemons of Chaos campaign without having to fight a stack of Wood Elves on turn 5!

Once the next big update arrives at some point in Q3 2022, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'd also highly recommend giving Total War: Warhammer 2 a try. I fully expected Total War: Warhammer 3 to eventually surpass it as Creative Assembly brings in new updates and DLCs, but right now Total War: Warhammer 2 just can't be beat in terms of sheer content and polish.