If you've been looking forward to the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires mode, you're in luck. Creative Assembly and Sega have shared more information about how the mode will work, as well as when you'll be able to get your hands on it.
How will the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires mode work?
As outlined in the Total War: Warhammer 3 roadmap released back in April, the Immortal Empires mode is on its way to the fantasy grand strategy game this summer. Now, developer Creative Assembly has shared a blog post detailing more about how Immortal Empires will work. According to the studio, this is the "most ambitious project" it's ever undertaken, which should be exciting if you're a fan of this game. In essence, Immortal Empires offers one gigantic map across which to wage war, and it'll contain elements from all three Total War: Warhammer games. These elements include maps, Lords, factions, and more, with players waging war across a massive map and vying for dominance.
In the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires mode, you'll be able to access all 86 Legendary Lords across all three games, with Be'Lakor joining the Legendary Lord roster. Some of the older Lords, like Helman Ghorst or Volkmar the Grim, will receive dedicated factions, and many will also receive new starting locations, too. This mode will feature new end-game scenarios intended to curtail late-game steamroll situations, as well as reworked victory conditions intended to help players feel motivated to finish campaigns. Total War: Warhammer 3 increases the series' multiplayer count from two to eight, and eight-player campaigns will be fully supported by Immortal Empires, with only one player needing to own all three games to play with friends (although you'll be restricted to the Legendary Lords you own).
When is the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires release date?
Right now, Creative Assembly says it's targeting August for the release of the Immortal Empires game mode. The studio is calling this initial release a beta, but don't let that scare you off; Creative Assembly is aiming to make Immortal Empires feature-complete when it launches, with just technical and visual bugs to be ironed out as time goes by. Since the project is such a massive undertaking, Creative Assembly needs time to bring elements from the previous two Total War: Warhammer games to parity with the third game. This means reworking older maps and environments, as well as improving models and updating the Corruption mechanic to its current state in Total War: Warhammer 3. The sheer size and scale of that undertaking is why the mode is currently being labeled as a beta. Make sure to read the full announcement if you want a little more detail about how Immortal Empires will work.
You can pick up Total War: Warhammer 3 right now on Steam, where it'll set you back $59.99. The game launched earlier this year and is receiving regular post-launch content updates, including new Domination battlefields and more. We'll bring you more on the Total War: Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires mode, including a potential release date announcement, as soon as we get it, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info about this exciting large-scale battle mode.