Total War: Warhammer Free-LC plans revealed

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DLC. Sometimes and all the time, it sends an “uurgh” shivering down my spine, as the thought of paying for extra content in a game has never sat well with me. Unless it was Team Fortress 2 hats for some reason. Damn you Valve, you discovered one of my many, many weaknesses! ANYWAY. Love it or loathe it, but DLC is here to stay as long as it makes money.

But free DLC? Listen, I take back everything I said. That kind of DLC is fantastic. Quick updates that make a game relevant again. Thing is, such content usually rolls out in dribs and drabs, much like the snot that is flowing from my face this morning after I accidentally inhaled some pollens. Total War: Warhammer is looking to go down that route, with a substantial amount of new content over the months.

“With both Rome 2 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,” said brand director Rob Bartholomew via VG247.

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.

Here’s the full list of Free-LC, copied and pasted on over from the Total War: Warhammer site:

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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 (elite versions of existing units, featuring upgraded stats, armor, or an “unusual ability”; more details can be found here).
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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.
Some of this content might change, but it pretty much seems locked. WAAAAARRRGGGHHH! WHAT AM IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYFING! Total War: Warhammer will be saying “good chaos gods y’all” when it arrives slightly later this year, on May 24.

Last Updated: April 13, 2016

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