Total War: Warhammer 3 has done a good job of bringing together more factions from the series. Those who own the first two games and the third could accurately simulate the Tabletop battle game with all of the factions. Keep in mind that you need to own the previous games to receive every faction.

Each Total War: Warhammer game has a limited number of factions, and the sequels do not include the previous factions in the base game. If you want to play the factions from either the original or 2, you have to own the original or 2. When the game detects that the player owns an older game (or DLC), it will bring upgraded versions of those factions into the new game.

Related: Do I need the first two games to play Total War: Warhammer 3’s Grand Campaign?

All new factions coming to Total War: Warhammer 3

Total War: Warhammer 3 will bring these factions in:

  • Legion of Chaos (Chaos Undivided)
    • They are just one of the Chaos factions, not their own race. Yet, based on some trailers, it seems like this faction will feel unique.
  • Grand Cathay
    • In previous Warhammer games, this faction was not playable. The AI previously controlled it, but this installment will allow players to use it.
  • Kislev
    • This was not a playable faction in the previous Warhammer games. AI has controlled this faction in previous installments, but players can now use this faction.
  • Ogre Kingdoms (DLC that is free with a pre-order)
    • In Total War: Warhammer 2, orcs were mercenaries, but now players can control their actual race. Those who pre-order the game can download this DLC for free, otherwise, the DLC will cost money.
  • Khorne
  • Nurgle
  • Tzeentch
  • Slaanesh

Each of the last four members of this list, Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch, and Slaanesh, are Chaos Gods. There will be sub-factions for each God, and it seems like this is a way to give players more of everything in Warhammer.

Are Chaos Dwarfs or Hobgoblins included in Total War: Warhammer 3?

Although the Total War: Warhammer Reddit is buzzing with rumors, there is no confirmation that these races will be added. These two are important to note because they may be announced right before release or as DLC later. Because DLC can always be made, nobody can really predict which races will not be in the game.

How many DLC factions from the first two games will be added to Total War: Warhammer 3?

As stated before, just like in Total War: Warhammer 2, you can bring the previous game’s DLC into the grand campaign of Total War: Warhammer 3. Players who want a list of all that came with the original two games can find it below.

Total War: Warhammer

  • Beastmen
  • Wood Elves
  • Warriors of Chaos
  • Norsca
  • Vampire Counts
  • Bretonnia
  • Greenskins
  • Dwarfs
  • Empire

Total War: Warhammer 2

  • Tomb Kings
  • Vampire Coast
  • Skaven
  • Lizardmen
  • High Elves
  • Dark Elves

For more info, news, and guides on Total War: Warhammer 3, check out Do you need to own Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2 on the same platform to play the Grand Campaign in 3 on Pro Game Guides.

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