Total War: Warhammer DLC Plans Announced, Many Free DLC Coming

on April 12, 2016 1:37 PM

Today The Creative Assembly and Sega announced via press release the DLC plans for Total War: Warhammer, releasing exclusively for PC on May 24th.

The Creative Assembly Brand Director Rob Bartholomew summed up the announcement with a statement:

“With both Rome II and Attila we were able to release playable factions, new formats and even a free campaign expansion as a thanks to players for supporting Total War. The Warhammer Fantasy Battles World is gigantic, and we’re looking forward to exploring it over the forthcoming trilogy. But that incredible cast of characters and monsters also provides us the chance to make lots of interesting Free DLC to support our games over time.”

Below you can see an overview of the upcoming free DLC, which will include the following:

  • One new unit.
  • Three new heros.
  • Three new lore of magic.
  • Two new legendary lords.
  • One new playable race.

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The new race, which is the juiciest among the free DLC, will come “towards the end of the year,” and will include new Legendary Lords, magic items, quest chains, and units.

Paid DLC will also be delivered, and will come in three different flavors:

Lord Packs

Themed on a specific rivalry or conflict from the Warhammer Lore, Lord Packs contain brand new Legendary Lords and supporting units and characters for existing playable races. They typically include:

  • 2 new playable Legendary Lords with their own narrative quest chains, campaign bonuses and quest items.
  •  2 new Lords to serve as generals.
  • A new unique Unit.
  • New elite Units of Renown.

Race Packs

Race Packs introduce a new playable Race to the game, either as a first appearance, or adding a full Unit roster, Heroes, Lords and playable Legendary Lords to non-playable existing races in the core game. They might typically include:

  • A new playable Race added to the Grand Campaign and Multiplayer game.
  • New Legendary Lords with their own narrative quest chains, campaign bonuses and quest items.
  • New Lords to serve as generals.
  • New Race-specific Heroes (where applicable).
  • New magic items and mounts.
  • Race-specific unique Units.
  • Race-specific building, technology and skill trees.

Campaign Packs

A supercharged version of a Race Pack, Campaign Packs not only contain a brand new Race for use in the Grand Campaign and Multiplayer, but also add a new Challenge Campaign to the game. Themed on an epic event from the Warhammer Lore, these self-contained Campaigns will present a distinct and challenging scenario. Contents might typically include:

  • A new Challenge Campaign featuring the Pack’s new Race; a self-contained mini-campaign, with a set of escalating victory conditions to suit both new and very experienced veteran players alike.
  • Adds a new playable Race to the Grand Campaign and Multiplayer game.
  • New Legendary Lords with their own narrative quest chains, campaign bonuses and quest items.
  • New Race-specific Heroes.
  • New Lords to serve as generals.
  • New magic items and mounts.
  • New Race-specific, unique Units.
  • New Race-specific building, technology and skill trees.

Looks like Warhammer fans will have a lot to look forward to this year, but if I can add a personal note, you better add Bretonnia soon, The Creative Assembly, or else…

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.