Total War: Arena Beta Updated With New Commander and Map

Tweaks and gameplay balances also introduced in Fury of Arminius update.

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Sega has updated the Total War: Arena closed beta with new content.

Titled the "Fury of Arminius" the update is described as the "biggest to date" and adds a new faction, commander, and map.

The commander, Arminius, leads a horde of barbarians, who use "stealth, subterfuge, and lightning hit-and-run tactics" in combat.

Rubicon, the new map introduced in the update is "the first river crossing map" and offers "quick access to enemy camps at the threat of being caught out in the open."

"Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon River marked a pivotal point in ancient history," Sega explains. "This new map with its open terrain and treacherous crossing marks new tactical opportunities for all factions - Roman, Greek and Barbarian alike."

The update also makes tweaks to the game balance, improves performances, and implements fixes based on player feedback.

Total War: Arena is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game where two teams of 10 players engage in large-scale battles. If you want to try the game before it's released, you can sign up to join the closed alpha.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's preview of Total War: Arena.

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