Total War: Warhammer 3’s first big patch is here, and so are mods

While a smaller patch for Total War: Warhammer 3 was released after its release, more breaking changes have been saved for the first major update.That Update is now live (opens in new tab), upgrades the final game of Creative Assembly’s Wonder Strategy trilogy to version 1.1.0. In addition to fixing bugs like the Alt-Tab crash, it also includes some pretty big changes to the campaign mechanics.

Warhammer 3’s Chaos Realm campaign has been divisive, with many players finding the regular invasions of Chaos Rifts to be an unwelcome distraction, and the penalties for entering them too harsh. They have now been toned down and the negative traits applied when you enter the Chaos Realm are halved, instead of persisting until your lord has calmed down in the protected settlement for a while, they are now lifted as soon as you complete the rift to survive war. Demon Lords are also no longer negatively affected by entering their own gods.