Total War: Warhammer 3 strategy game screenshot of Grand Cathay's Iron Dragon

[Update]: The patch has now arrived, and I'm happy to say that the new Regiments of Renown are even better than expected!

In order to fix some of Total War: Warhammer 3's most glaring issues, Creative Assembly recently announced that they are working on a bunch of major updates. The good news doesn't end there as the Warhammer team has also revealed that the first one in line, Update 1.2, will be launching the very next week!

No exact date has been announced just yet, but you can expect to see either more information or the update itself on Tuesday, May 17th. Either way, I'll make sure to let you know what's going on once Creative Assembly finally spills the beans.

When it comes to the actual content, however, the highlight of Update 1.2 is definitely the first round of Regiments of Renown. If everything remains exactly like in the previous two games, these Regiments of Renown will be powerful lore-based units with unique abilities and appearances that can be recruited instantly once your Legendary Lord reaches a certain level. You can only have one of each unit, so consider the Regiments of Renown as a sprinkling of extra flavor for your armies rather than the backbone.

Besides the Regiments of Renown you can also expect to see auto-resolve improvements, better pathing and target acquisition for single-entity monsters, tech tree reworks, tweaks to the AI anti-player bias, as well as some much-needed fixes for ranged unit targeting. Pretty solid stuff, all things considered!

While you wait for Update 1.2 to arrive, I'd also recommend giving Total War: Warhammer 2 a try if you haven't already. Total War: Warhammer 3 will eventually surpass it, I have no doubts about that, but right now Total War: Warhammer 2 is simply the more content-rich and polished game out of the entire series. So if you've got a strategy itch that can only be scratched by launching goblins directly into a castle wall, Total War: Warhammer 2 is where it's at!