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A whole month later, Feral Interactive have updated the Native Linux port of Total War: WARHAMMER III to be in parity with Windows at version 2.2.0 and it's a big update. Not only that, but this update finally brings the huge Immortal Empires beta to the Linux version, three months after it became available for Windows.

Some of the highlights in 2.2.0 include:

  • Changes to settlements and garrisons to reduce the frequency of settlement battles.
  • Additional flavour for some of the special settlement garrisons—including Karak 8 Peaks, Black Pyramid, Skavenblight and more—by allowing them to use additional units.
  • A character experience rebalance, reducing the importance of victory types and focusing on enemy unit destruction.
  • Tweaks to the victory objectives of several legendary lords, including those of the Lizardmen, High Elves and Empire.
  • A game mode split option has been added to ranked multiplayer, letting you join separate queues and giving you greater control of your online experience.
  • Adjustments to AI aggression, strategy and overall game difficulty.
  • Plus, monsters are invading the old world in the form of Regiments of Renown III, and a new endgame crisis brings ruin-death to all! Yes-yes…

The Linux version also now has support for the Champions of Chaos DLC, which is again, multiple months late for Linux.

Here's the changes overview trailer:

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It is nice to see that Feral are actually keeping the port up to date, but the time between it being available on Windows and on Linux is not great. Hopefully they will be able to get that time down in future. Still a shame the Linux port doesn't support cross-platform online play too, so if you want to play with people on Windows you will need to run it through Proton.

ICYMIcheck out our previous review from BTRE.

You can grab Total War: Warhammer III on Humble Store and Steam.

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Immortal Empires is possibly the most ambitious update/feature that has ever been done for any strategy game to date, and certainly seems to have more weight than the game itself.
Although expensive, and demanding in terms of hardware, to be fair it is incredible to have something like Immortal Empires available natively for Linux and Mac.

When releasing things this late, I don't know that many people will notice or care, which is somehow a consequence of the greed of the publishers, but it's a pity.
Tchey 19 Nov
I was hyped, and played a lot of TotalWH-1 back then, with almost all DLC.

I was hyped, and played a lot of TotalWH-2 back then, with almost all DLC.

I... oh... no, actually, not really. I don’t feel i’d like to play TotalWH-3.
Zlopez 21 Nov
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I still need to try it on Steam Deck. I was surprised how good it is to play Civilization: Beyond Earth on it and just want more 4X games to try on it. As a Warhammer fan TW: Warhammer series is one of my favorite :-)
MrBareBones 21 Nov
Quoting: ZlopezI still need to try it on Steam Deck. I was surprised how good it is to play Civilization: Beyond Earth on it and just want more 4X games to try on it. As a Warhammer fan TW: Warhammer series is one of my favorite :-)
Well good luck with that, because the game is considered Unsupported on Steam Deck, with the reason being that there's no good graphic settings that can be configured to make the game run well on the device. About the only game so far I've seen to have that as being a reason for being labelled as Unsupported, so if you can figure out settings to have it run well then more power to you.
Zlopez 21 Nov
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Quoting: MrBareBones
Quoting: ZlopezI still need to try it on Steam Deck. I was surprised how good it is to play Civilization: Beyond Earth on it and just want more 4X games to try on it. As a Warhammer fan TW: Warhammer series is one of my favorite :-)
Well good luck with that, because the game is considered Unsupported on Steam Deck, with the reason being that there's no good graphic settings that can be configured to make the game run well on the device. About the only game so far I've seen to have that as being a reason for being labelled as Unsupported, so if you can figure out settings to have it run well then more power to you.

I know about this, but I can still try :-)
devland 22 Nov
How stable is it?

The last patch for Warhammer 2 made it almost unplayable on linux because of the infamous segmentation fault crash error.

Also, Warhammer III patch 2.3 just released. I guess we'll have to wait another month and a half for that one. :|


Last edited by devland on 22 November 2022 at 11:12 am UTC
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