Total War Three Kingdoms Update Patch and New DLC Reign of Blood

If like me you’ve only just managed to escape the perpetual “one more turn” cycle of Three Kingdoms, you’ll be happy to learn that you now have a few new reasons to return and conquer China again. Patch 1.1.0 went live yesterday, and it brings a wealth of adjustment, changes, and exploit fixes.

Alongside expected crash and bug fixes, we have an improved UI, smarter AI, and a general increase in character fertility. Expect more babies.

There are various other changes worth noting: hitpoint increases for multiple units, a slight nerf to cavalry, Lu Bu has upped his price, and perhaps, most importantly, “AI factions are less likely to vassalise additional factions if they already have a large number of vassals.” Hopefully, that means Yuan Shao won’t vassalise half of China by turn 10. Full patch notes can be found here.

From a Lacerated Sky

As well as the new patch, the first piece of post-launch DLC releases on June 27. Reign of Blood is a gory effects pack featuring “limb lops, beheadings and charred corpses in sadistic detail.” The trailer below certainly looks as brutal as it claims, I’m personally looking forward to seeing a headless Dong Zhuo. Reign of Blood goes on sale for £1.99, $2.99 and €2.99