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Total War: Warhammer III

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Total War: Warhammer III
Total War: Warhammer III cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Sega
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 17, 2022
macOS (OS X) May 5, 2022[1]
Linux June 16, 2022[2]
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Finite spend, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select
Genres RTS, Strategy, TBS
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer III on HowLongToBeat
Total War: Warhammer III on IGDB
Total War: Warhammer III on MobyGames
Total War: Warhammer III on Wikipedia
Total War: Warhammer
Subseries of Total War
Subseries of Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer 2016
Total War: Warhammer II 2017
Total War: Warhammer III 2022

Total War: Warhammer III is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view RTS, strategy and TBS game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega.

The game was initially announced for PC during early February 2021 with a placeholder release date for later that year.[3] In September 2021, the game has been delayed to early 2022,[4] with the release date of February 17th, 2022, being announced on November 4th.[5]

The PC version of the game is available for Windows (with Linux and OS X versions coming[6]) and is distributed through Epic Games Store, Steam and Microsoft Store. It features ultra-widescreen support, high frame rates, key remapping and surround sound support.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Requires online activation
CD key
Choice between EGS or Steam key.
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
macOS (OS X)
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[7]
All owned DLCs from the first and second game will be available on this game as well.

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC The game is expected to feature extensive post-release DLC, much like its predecessors; if you play only the base game, you will miss a substantial amount of overall content.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ogre Kingdoms Available for free to Xbox Game Pass for PC players from February 17th, 2022 to February 24th, 2022.[8] Included with pre-orders and first-week purchases.[9]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Champions of Chaos
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Blood for the Blood God III
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Microtransactions

Type Notes
Cosmetic Confirmed future DLC, Blood for the Blood God, is cosmetic only as it will add gore effects, but if you own the same DLC for Total War: Warhammer or Total War: Warhammer II, you do not need to rebuy it.[10]
Finite spend Each DLC can be only bought once, putting a cap on total spend.
Unlock You get a set of races in the base game, but the remainder of the races are locked behind real-money transactions.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\scripts\
Epic Games Launcher %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\EOS\scripts\
Microsoft Store %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\GDK\scripts\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/feral-interactive/Total War WARHAMMER III/SaveData/Steam Saves($SteamID)/local/Warhamme3/scripts
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\save_games\
%APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\save_games_multiplayer\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/feral-interactive/Total War WARHAMMER III/SaveData/Steam Saves($SteamID)/local/Warhamme3/save_games

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Main video settings
Main video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay. In-game cutscenes are Hor+ letterboxed.[11] FMV cutscenes are stretched.
4K Ultra HD
UI scaling available (only enabled at 4K or higher), set to 200% by default.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA and TAA High available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia and Tritanopia colour profiles available.

Input

Input settings
Input settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Options for discrete 5.1 and 7.1 surround.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Set the "Audio Language" to Mandarin.
Traditional Chinese
Set the "Audio Language" to Mandarin.
Czech
French
Advisor only.
German
Advisor only.
Italian
Advisor only.
Korean
Polish
Advisor only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Advisor only.
Spanish
Advisor only.
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus

Issues fixed

Inconsistent framerates and/or stuttering with 12th generation Intel CPUs on Windows 10

This issue has been fixed by the 1.0.1 update.[12]
Create a script file to redefine how the CPU runs the game[13]
  1. Navigate to the configuration files location.
  2. Create a new text file named user.script.
  3. Open the user.script file and add the following lines, taking care to include all punctuation and spaces: HYBRID_CPUS_TREAT_ALL_CORES_UNIFORMLY true; number_of_threads 5;, save the file and run the game.
If this does not help, the developer recommends upgrading to Windows 11.

Game is stuck on the loading screen and/or text does not appear in the Microsoft Store version

Manually edit the preferences script to set the default language[13]
  1. Navigate to the configuration files location for the Microsoft Store version.
  2. Create or open the preferences.script file.
  3. Set the following lines: language_text ""; language_audio ""; to language_text "en"; language_audio "en";.
  4. Save the file and run the game.
This issue seems isolated to players running the game in the Russian, Polish, or Italian languages. You can temporarily swap your game to English by using the fix above to bypass the issue and progress to playing the game.

Game freezes in Multiplayer lobby on the Microsoft Store version

Change profile picture in your Xbox Live profile[13]
  1. Navigate to profile in PC Game Pass desktop app by clicking on profile picture in upper right corner.
  2. Click on "View Profile"
  3. Click on "Change player picture" in top middle section.
  4. Click on a profile picture other than the currently selected on.
  5. Click Save and run the game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan
Linux only.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel i3 series processor
Ryzen 3 series processor
System memory (RAM) 6 GB (8 GB if using integrated GPU)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 120 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 900 series
AMD RX 400 series
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 12.0.1
Processor (CPU) Apple M1 8 Core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 125 GB
Video card (GPU) Apple M1 7 Core
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz
AMD Ryzen equivalent
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 125 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon RX 470
4 GB of VRAM
Other Nvidia driver version 470.xx or later required (tested), AMD Mesa driver version 21.0.3 or later required (tested), Intel GPUs are not supported at the time of release.

References

  1. Enter the Realm of Chaos — Total War: WARHAMMER III Comes to macOS May 5th - Feral News - last accessed on 2022-05-05
  2. Conquer Your Daemons or Command Them — Total War: WARHAMMER III now available on Linux - Feral News - last accessed on 2022-06-17
  3. Total War: WARHAMMER III Announce Trailer - Conquer Your Daemons - last accessed on 2022-02-21
  4. Total War on Twitter - last accessed on 2022-02-21
  5. Total War on Twitter - last accessed on 2022-02-21
  6. Total War: WARHAMMER III on Steam - last accessed on 2022-02-21
    "Total War: WARHAMMER III will release on macOS and Linux in Early Spring"
  7. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-02-20
    I was not able to find either the offline token or calls to Denuvo servers myself. Asked a Creative Assembly employee on Total War Discord which then confirmed use of Denuvo for this title on all PC platforms.
  8. [1] - last accessed on 2022-02-19
  9. [2] - last accessed on 2022-02-19
    "IS THIS OFFER OPEN TO EVERYONE?
    This offer is limited to those on PC Game Pass who connect their Microsoft account with Total War Access. Please note that if you’ve pre-ordered or plan to buy WARHAMMER III in the first week of launch, you will already be entitled to this content. This applies to our official Total War store, Microsoft Store, Steam, or Epic.
    "
  10. Total War: WARHAMMER III FAQ - last accessed on 2022-03-26
    "Will there be a Blood for the Blood God pack for Total War: WARHAMMER III?
    Yes. Much like Blood for the Blood God 2, it will be free for anyone who owns a previous version of the DLC for either WARHAMMER I or II. It will be released soon after launch.
    "
  11. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-02-20
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  12. Total War: WARHAMMER III Patch 1.0.1 - last accessed on 2022-02-24
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Total War: WARHAMMER III - Known Issue, Solutions and Support - last accessed on 2022-02-19