Total War: Warhammer Getting New Large Update Overhauling the Old World

The Old World of Total War: Warhammer is going to receive an overhaul to keep up with the times and the many updates under the game's belt.

on August 8, 2017 3:49 PM

Today the good folks at Creative Assembly announced a new large patch coming to Total War: Warhammer. Yes, the original, not the sequel to be released in a little more than a month.

The game has changed much since its release, with the addition of a metric ton of both free and paid content, and update after update. Turns out that a few of the original legendary lords and factions have lost a bit of luster compared to the new toys, so that’s being changed.

The Warriors of Chaos will be able to more easily vassalize the Norscan tribes by defeating them, while the Wood Elves are getting new followers.

Since the Empire AI has been struggling to make it to the end of the game without being crushed, being basically surrounded by enemies on all sides, it’ll now start without the separatist threat, owning the full Reikland province. This should give them a much needed boost, but applies only if the Empire is AI. If you’re playing the faction, you’ll still have to deal with the Separatist.

Maybe during my next game as Bretonnia, I won’t need to go save Karl Franz’s backside all that much anymore.

Twelve of the older legendary lords are getting new campaign effects, on top of ten new skill trees that will make them more interesting and unique. Heinrich Kemmler is an example of those who have been overhauled, with abilities devoted to upgrade Krell.

You can check out the trailer below, illustrating the changes more in  detail.

Total War Warhammer is currently available only for PC, while Total War: Warhammer II will launch on September 28th.

If you want to see more about the upcoming content coming to the game, you can check out the free Regiments of Renown coming with the same patch, Norsca’s gameplay trailer, and the announcement cinematic trailer and screenshots.

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