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Total War: Warhammer 2’s DLC roll-out has much slower and more considered than Creative Assembly’s original, but the grand strategy sequel will be getting a fresh lease of life next month with the launch of Curse of the Vampire Coast, a new campaign pack based upon Lustria’s easterly coast.
It’s been a good few months since Total War: Warhammer 2’s launch now, and the torrent of inevitable DLC is now beginning to kick into gear. First up is Total War: Warhammer 2 - Rise of the Kings, introducing the skeletal warriors of the Tomb Kings. They’re analogous to Ancient Egyptians really, with mummies, pyramids, and giant statues with lasers shooting out of their eyes.
Santa Claus is renowned for having one of the most lustrous beards in history. This accounts for his love of such beard stroking delights as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Total War: Warhammer 2. They're the sort of game you want to sip glühwein to next to a roasting hot fire. In short, these PC titans are the perfect games for the Christmas holidays.
While Creative Assembly struggles to get to grips with merging the Norsca into Total War: Warhammer 2, a little stop-gap bonus is on its way in the form of the Skaven-riddled Laboratory mode. Those meddling rat-men have snuck into the lab and messing with everything. It’s a game-breaker, literally, allowing players to tweak a dozen or so variables to ensure the most chaotic battlefields yet.
Historical Total War fans have been getting spoilt this month with the announcement of the Empire Divided DLC for Rome II and the all-new Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia. Creative Assembly’s eager to remind Warhammer nuts that they haven’t been forgotten so quickly after Total War: Warhammer 2’s launch. A big Reprisal Update is inbound for Total Warhammer 2, bringing the content changes from the original game’s Foundation Update into the Mortal Empires grand campaign.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re a tiny bit excited about Total War: Warhammer 2’s Mortal Empires update. Bridging the lands of the Old World with the New World, Mortal Empires is Total Warhammer on a scale the likes of which we’ve never seen before. A grand total of 117 starting factions are going to be duking it out, really offering the definitive version of Warhammer Fantasy for Games Workshop fans. At least, it is until Total War: Warhammer 3 arrives…
Creative Assembly and Sega are now the owners of a rather dubious world record - Total War: Warhammer 2 fastest cracked Denuvo title ever. The ambitious strategy sequel set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy universe launched yesterday on PC, and yet within 24 hours it’s already been busted open by crackers.
If you’re trying (and failing) to pre-load Forza Motorsport 7 this week, there is one other way AMD users can get ready - the latest Radeon Software Crimson 17.9.3 driver is out with performance optimisations for Turn 10’s racer. For those of a more strategic bent, there are also some performance tweaks for Total War: Warhammer 2, out today on PC.
Here's every graphics setting in Total War: Warhammer 2 PC benchmarked and tested for the Frames Per Second performance hit. Using the chart below you can find out just how demanding each setting is. Along with this, we've given priority scores based on how important we believe it is to enable these graphics options.
Strategy doesn't get more epic than Creative Assembly's fusion of its Total War series with Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy. Total War: Warhammer 2 is available to buy on PC shortly. Officially a sequel, Total Warhammer 2 is more like a massive standalone expansion pack, one that can be bolted onto the original Total War: Warhammer to deliver a single, sprawling world.
Creative Assembly undeniably has grand plans for the Total War: Warhammer series, and nowhere is this grander than the eventual plan to merge all three games into one super-title encompassing multiple vast continents. The first stage of this plan comes into play with the launch of Total War: Warhammer 2 on September 28th. Those who own both the sequel and the original game will gain access to the ‘Mortal Empires’ campaign, featuring both territories from the base games combined, and featuring 15 different playable factions.