Q: Who is Aekold Helbrass

Breathe life into a world of death and destruction as the Conqueror of Kislev, Aekold Helbrass, arrives in Total War: WARHAMMER III with Update 4.0. 

Free for all players, this Champion of Tzeentch carries an unusual boon gifted upon him by his ever-changing Chaos God, turning death to life with a single touch. Helbrass is not a generous Legendary Hero, however, for he can just as easily take that life away again.

Having left the Empire behind to seek his true purpose, Helbrass was mortally wounded by his mirror image, only to be reborn under Tzeentch as his Champion. With this, he’d finally been granted the motivation he so desperately sought. 

Raise Hell.


Q: When will he be made available?

A: Aekold is available exclusively with a CA Account and will be released alongside update 4.0 - Shadows of Change on  August 31st 2023


Q: How can I unlock Aekold in Total War: WARHAMMER III?

A: If you have already claimed Ulrika Magdova, Harald Hammerstorm, or previously completed CA account registration using an email address or connecting a platform account such as Steam, you do not need to perform further steps as you have already registered and configured your CA account, and Aekold will appear at the appropriate moment.


Otherwise, to claim this content, players will need to follow instructions from within the game. Players without a CA Account and e-mail will need to complete their registration, linking their e-mail address as part of the promotion. Once your CA Account registration is complete, you must reach level 12 with your Tzeentchian or select Warriors of Chaos Legendary Lords to begin Tale of the Truth Path quest, requiring the construction of the Chapterhouse of Knowledge for Tzeentch, The Warriors' Hall for Chaos factions, or the Monument of Tzeentch for Daemonic factions, and follow the subsequent quests until reaching the final step and deciding what to do with this new great warrior.


Please note: Aekold is only playable within Total War: WARHAMMER III and will not be playable in the first two entries of the trilogy: Total War: WARHAMMER or Total War: WARHAMMER II.


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Q: What is the CA Account?

A: Your CA Account is a universal game ID and account system used for all CA games moving forward. As our portfolio grows and expands to multiple storefronts, your CA Account will be the means by which you connect to all CA games and services across different platforms and devices, maintain game progression, claim exclusive content, meet friends, and personalise your experience, among other features. 


Q: I already have a Total War Access account from before; do I need to create a new one?

A: No, your Total War Access account is now your CA Account! It is the same account with a new name and a new look. Anytime you log in to your Total War dashboard or the official Total War forums you will do so using the same e-mail and password from before.


Q: What about the in-game content I’ve unlocked from the Total War dashboard? 

A: All of your data from Total War Access will be kept intact, including content you’ve redeemed from the dashboard, or platforms you’ve linked previously.


Q: What if I want to update my account details or preferences?

A: Please visit the player account management page to update your username, date of birth, email, password, or to link a platform to your CA Account.

For some changes, you may need to reach out to our Customer Support team, including managing marketing preferences, unlinking a platform, or deleting your account.


Q: Why create an account?

A: Your CA Account is your key to unlocking rewards, offers and other connected experiences across CA games. Currently, only Hyenas and Total War titles on PC make use of this account system.


Q: I’m new, where do I go to create an account?

A: You can register here: You can also register for a CA Account from within Total War: WARHAMMER III by following the instructions in the in-game messages in the lower right corner of the main menu.

You can view your account details in your account management page here:


Q: What does the future look like for the CA Account?

A: Our ambition is to continue to deliver early and exclusive content and insider experiences for account holders, but also create something truly cross-platform, allowing you to securely move from platform to platform, retaining your progress and ownership. We are also working on a new community and rewards initiative that will replace the Total War dashboard and will be accessible via your CA Account.

Please bear with us as we may be quiet for a while on the rewards front. For now, the Total War dashboard will still be your destination for digital goodies and exclusives for Total War and we encourage you to opt-in to our newsletter for the latest beats for Total War and all CA games.

More to come, watch this space!


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