Total War: Warhammer Free DLC and More Revealed

Get all the details on strategy game's post-launch plans.

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Like past entries in the Total War series, this year's Total War: Warhammer will add free content after launch, developer The Creative Assembly announced today. This new content, which is separate from Warhammer's Part II and Part III sequels, includes new units, Lords, items, and races, among other things.

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"For Total War: Warhammer, you can expect a selection of content covering more of the iconic good stuff you'll see in the main game," the developer said in a blog post. "From new units offering new tactical potential in battle, to new magic lores to augment certain races' spell-casting arsenal.

"Perhaps most importantly for long-term replayability, you can also expect to see the occasional new Legendary Lord who will shake up a race's strategic potential in interesting new ways. Last but not least, towards the end of the year we will add a new playable race to the game, including new Legendary Lords, magic items, quest chains, and units," it added.

The image above showcases the post-launch content coming to Warhammer after launch.

In terms of paid content, The Creative Assembly said it plans to sell Lord Packs, Race Packs, and Campaign Packs. Pricing was not announced, and the developer stressed that all plans are subject to change.

With that caveat out of the way, below are the full details on Warhammer's paid DLC, as written by the developer.

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).

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.

Publisher Sega previously said Warhammer will deliver "hundreds of hours" of gameplay and, as stated earlier, two additional expansions will follow. Warhammer is the first in a three-part trilogy that will include two standalone further installments, as well as DLC packs like the ones announced today.

Warhammer was previously expected to launch in April, but is now due out for PC on May 24. For more on Warhammer, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview and interview with The Creative Assembly.

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