How To Use The Tactical Map In Total War: Warhammer 3

How To Use The Tactical Map In Total War: Warhammer 3
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Written by 

Niall Walsh


18th Feb 2022 16:05

The Total War: Warhammer 3 tactical map is one of the best features to use in the heat of battle, but it isn't explicitly shown to you during the tutorial. So, it becomes our job instead! Total War: Warhammer 3 is the third and final instalment in the legendary fantasy franchise, and this mechanic is one of the most useful. Here's how to use the tactical map in Warhammer 3.

As fun as it may be to witness a Total War: Warhammer 3 battle up close and personal, it’s not the only way to assess the chosen battlefield. For long time players of the series, you may already know about the tactical map, but it’s not made clear how to access it.

Whether you've been with the series since Shogun back in 2000 or are just joining the group now with Total War: Warhammer 3 in 2022, it’s a tool you might find beneficial as it will allow you to look at things from a completely different perspective.

Here’s how you can access the tactical map in Total War: Warhammer 3. You might even end up using it more than the traditional battlefield camera!


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How To Use The Tactical Map In Total War: Warhammer 3

How to use the tactical map in Total War: Warhammer 3
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For an incredibly useful tool, you would think a tutorial would be introduced nice and early for the tactical map. However, there is no explicit moment where Total War: Warhammer 3 tells you about this tactical map or how to use it.

It can only be accessed once you’re in a manual battle. You can use it before the war has started and you’re in the planning phase or when the action is underway.

To view the tactical map, zoom out of the battlefield using the scroll wheel on your mouse. Once you reach the height limit for the camera you’ll notice a message pop up ad the top of the screen. It should read ‘keep scrolling to view the tactical map’.

How to use the tactical map in Total War: Warhammer 3
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Well, do as it says and keep scrolling and a little progress bar will fill up and you’ll be taken away to the incredibly useful tactical map!

To return to the 3D battlefield view, it’s simply a case of zooming into the tactical map using the scroll wheel. A similar message will pop up on screen asking if you want to return to the battlefield view. Full up the bar and you’re back to the 3D view. It really is as easy as that!


Niall is a freelance writer who's just trying to justify the thousands of hours spent playing Football Manager to his loved ones.

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