The Immortal Empires megacampaign for Total War: Warhammer 3 was long-awaited, due to the recognition of its predecessor, the Mortal Empires marketing campaign for Complete Conflict: Warhammer 2, and to Warhammer 3’s default Realm of Chaos marketing campaign being a bit underwhelming on the second playthrough. Since Immortal Empires got here out in beta, Warhammer 3’s participant rely on Steam has shot up like a Doom Diver.
Warhammer 3’s peak concurrent player count (opens in new tab) on Steam was 166,754 when it launched on February 17. That rapidly dropped, and for the final three months it has been hovering between 8,000 and 12,000 gamers. With the beta launch of Immortal Empires on August 23 it zoomed again up, hitting 119,166 that day. It is remained excessive since then, and at the moment reached 103,952, placing it at #11 on Steam’s list of top games by current player count (opens in new tab) simply behind Rust.
It most likely helps that there is a Steam sale on the series (opens in new tab) in the mean time, with the first two Total Wars Warhammerses in a bundle for 75% off (opens in new tab). (You want all three base video games to play Immortal Empires.)
Our personal Fraser Brown obtained into the beta early and played a campaign, concluding that, “It needs to be too massive, too unwieldy, and it is actually very messy and exhausting to wrap your head round—there should be a restrict to the variety of distinctive faction mechanics the human mind can juggle—nevertheless it’s all simply sensible.” Sean Martin has been taking part in Immortal Empires as nicely, and managed to break the campaign with a Black Ark super fleet, although he actually had enjoyable doing it.
With 278 factions and 86 playable legendary lords to select from, I believe it’s going to be some time earlier than gamers get uninterested in Immortal Empires. It provides Realm of Chaos marketing campaign villain Be’Lakor as a playable lord along with his personal faction, and offers devoted factions to current lords Grombrindal, Helman Ghorst, Volkmar the Grim, Sigvald the Magnificent, and Kholek Suneater. Sea lanes, which allow you to transfer armies between distant lands, are one other addition, as are randomized endgame apocalypses that throw an additional problem your manner simply as you are attending to the purpose the place victory appears inevitable. In case you really feel as much as it, you possibly can even flip all of them on directly in Ultimate Crisis Mode.