Fantasy strategy game Total War: Warhammer 3 has its latest patch of 2022, update 2.3.0, which brings the customizable single-player endgame scenarios to multiplayer mode. This change will allow anyone who sets up any of the game’s Immortal Empires campaigns in multiplayer to play with the endgame however they want. Devs Creative Assembly even did one of those video things for the update, which you can check out below.
Immortal Empires was introduced to Total War: Warhammer 3 for single-player and multiplayer in August, supporting up to eight players for the latter. This mode brought in boatloads of stuff from the first two games in the series, spread across a huge campaign and gigantic map. If the host owns all three games, that is. With the 2.3.0 update, an Immortal Empires host can choose which endgame scenarios they want to activate, and when, or simply disable them. There are many more changes in the update, including adjustments to victory objectives for some Legendary Lords, along with unit balance changes. You can read the mahoosive full patch notes for update 2.3.0 here.
Creative Assembly promised more information on what to expect from Total War: Warhammer 3 in 2023 in a status of the game post on their blog back in December. You can then expect an updated roadmap. The developers also warned players about a rare but avoidable multiplayer crash bug for which they are working on a patch. Until then, avoid double-clicking to initiate diplomacy while another player is in the Call to Arms Resolution screen when playing an Immortal Empires multiplayer campaign. It may cause your game to crash, but leaves your opponents just fine.
Nate (RPS at peace) thought the game transformed multiplayer for the series in his Total War: Warhammer 3 review. Whenever someone jumps off the strategic map plate into the RTS gravy swamp, other players can get involved by borrowing parts of a participating player’s army…or adopting elements of the AI opposition. he said. “The potential this offers for getting into fights that have nothing to do with you makes this a great decision in itself.”
Total War: Warhammer 3 is on Steam and the Epic Games Store for £50 / $60 / €60. If you subscribe to PC Game Pass you can find it there too.
Disclosure: Former RPS editor Nate Crowley writes Warhammer books for Games Workshop’s publishing company The Black Library. Alec Meer (RPS in peace) wrote a bit about TWW3.