Total War: Three Kingdoms Patch Notes: Update 1.5.1 Fixes Titles And Make Confederation An Option Again

A hotfix for Total War: Three Kingdoms is in beta now, and it'll fix a number of issues across the game's campaign.


Total War: Three Kingdoms has a new patch, and hotfix 1.5.1 is available in beta right now. The update, which is not live in the full game yet, introduces several changes and fixes, including displaying titles correctly and allowing players to seek confederation once they've been declared King of Emperor. [Update: The update is now out of beta and available to all players.]

To access the beta, you can right-click on the game in your Steam library, click on Properties and then the Beta tab, and select the 5.1 option in there. This will update your build to 1.5.1, and allow you to test out the update.

Here's the full update notes, which are also available in simplified Chinese and Korean through the Total War website.

Total War: Three Kingdoms 1.5.1 Patch Notes

  • Fixed an issue where Titles were not unlocking correctly once a save had loaded
  • Confederation is available again as a diplomatic option once you become King/Emperor
  • Fixed an issue where effects from buildings and assignments to reduce Fervour weren’t working in the Mandate of Heaven campaign
  • Fixed issue where some Yellow Turban buildings in Mandate campaign required some techs from the main campaign
  • Bandit minor settlements can now gain population properly
  • Fixed a bug where if Yan Baihu was attacked while using Poison Volley ability he became stuck and unable to move or fight for the rest of the battle
  • Fixed an issue where the political influence bars were not showing up for Liu Hong on his court screen
  • Fixed an issue where if Lü Bu has administrators and accepted an event to move to Liu Bei’s territory those administrators were unassigned
  • Fixed a crash caused by Requesting Tribute from a faction which is the target of a Mercenary Contract
  • Tao Qian set so he can no longer spawn into the A World Betrayed campaign (as he’s absolutely meant to be dead)
  • Cheng Yu will no longer leave Cao Cao in A World Betrayed on turn one if the player starts a legendary campaign
  • Pang Ji will no longer leave Yuan Shao in A World Betrayed on turn one if the player starts a legendary campaign
  • Cai Mao has been added to Liu Biao’s faction in A World Betrayed

Total War: Three Kingdoms was a big success, selling over 1 million copies in the first week on sale. The game earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's review, and reviewer Ginny Woo had a lot of nice things to say about it. "By harkening back to the intricacies of older titles and builds on some of the foundations laid by Thrones of Britannia, it offers a distinctly contemporary and thorough experience," she wrote. "This is the most ambitious that Total War has ever been, from the variety of different ways that you can enjoy the game to the sheer scope of the stories that they've weaved around each unique character's playable experience."

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