Total War: Warhammer 3 – Thrones of Decay DLC factions will be available separately

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Creative Assembly has finally broken its long silence on the highly-anticipated Thrones of Decay DLC for Total War: Warhammer 3 and stated that detailed reveals for the next expansion are set to begin next week. Ahead of this stage, however, the developer communicated some changes made to the way the new content is sold.

Players can purchase the Thrones of Decay DLC as a single package – just like they have done it previously – at a price point of $22.92 USD. However, for the first time in Total War history, the factions contained within Thrones of Decay will be available for separate purchase as well. That means if you never play as Nurgle anyways, you could just buy the fresh Empire and Dwarves content, or vice versa.

Buying a single faction’s content will cost $8.99 USD and you’ll get a 15% discount on any part of the DLC you don’t own yet, so it’ll be cheaper to complete your collection down the line.

Creative Assembly called this a “one-time change” – so there’s no guarantee that future content will be sold in the same way. It sounds like an experiment in order to gather feedback after the poor reception of the Shadows of Change DLC

“Back when we got started with production on Thrones of Decay close to a year ago, we had envisioned shipping this as one big package just like we did with Shadows of Change, and after talking with many of you these past few months we recognise that these large sized, higher priced packs aren’t always what you’re looking for,” Creative Assembly wrote in a blog post. “So, we’ve decided to do something different just for Thrones, and used this extra time to help show that we were listening to what you had to say.”

“This is a new approach for us, and something that we’ll have plenty to learn about as we do it, but we think it’s the right approach and something that we feel we can do in response to the pricing changes that we brought in late last year. Giving you more choices about the ways in which you can access all-new content is important to us, and we’re keen to listen in on the conversations that will rise from the back of this news,” the company continued.

Creative Assembly also revealed that pre-production on the next DLC has already begun – so despite the recent layoffs at the company, the future of Total War: Warhammer 3 looks secure.

Thrones of Decay will bring additions to Nurgle, the Empire, and the Dwarves as well as a free Legendary Lord for everyone.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: