Total War: Warhammer 3’s latest update brings it to version 1.2 and adds seven prestige legions. These are elite mercenary units that were mostly included in paid DLC in previous games, but are now packaged into updates for free. It’s also an important patch in terms of rebalancing and improvements, with many changes that should make players happy.
For example: AI has become more aggressive so enemies are more likely to besiege your settlement. On the other hand, they will no longer redeploy towers you destroyed when you besiege them. The tech tree has also received a series of upgrades, and some improvements have been made to unit responsiveness in combat – for example, the delay in turning ranged units to face a target has been reduced.
Highlights of more specific changes include Slaanesh’s ability to now dominate playable factions, letting you add Kislev or Cathay to it. More importantly, allies of Slaanesh will not be able to declare war on factions that are vassals of the King of Surplus. When I play Slaanesh, I love to do diplomatic shenanigans, which should make more complex shenanigans possible.
If, like me, you let your lords and heroes wander around on foot because you don’t want to waste skill points giving them mounts, you’ll be happy to notice that mounts now unlock for free as you level up. Giants and Chariots have been buffed to make them more tempting options, and a bug that prevented artillerymen from returning to their war machines after being attacked has been fixed. are all good things.
The bad news is that the animation issues with monsters and larger characters dueling each other — sometimes resulting in a lot of back-and-forth shuffling instead of actual combat — haven’t been fully resolved, though they’re still a priority.As Evan Teicheira, Principal Community Manager at Creative Assembly, said Reddit“While some work was done on single-entity combat, most of it wasn’t public-facing enough to be included in the comments. So unfortunately there aren’t enough “fixes” to make it into 1.2 to consider it done .”
View complete Patch Notes to know more information. Update 1.3 is already on the roadmap between July and September, and in the same window we’ll finally get the Immortal Empires DLC and be able to combine all three games into the ultimate free time-consuming black hole.