Warhammer Online 'Live Expansion' Announced, Brings Free Trial Version

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2009 7:31am PST Developer Mythic Entertainment has revealed its plans to bring free new features and content to Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (PC) between March and June.

Dubbed the "'Call to Arms' live expansion," the three-month-long update will add two new careers to the MMO--the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer--along with a new dungeon zone, three in-game live events, a new RvR scenario, and a free trial version.

Mythic general manager Mark Jacobs referred to the program as "the first of our 'live expansions' planned for the game," adding that the new Tomb Kings dungeon "is the spiritual successor to the Dark Age of Camelot dungeon, Darkness Falls."

Call to Arms Live Expansion Schedule
  • 'Call to Arms: Bitter Rivals' Live Event (March): Successful completion allows head start access to the new Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer careers. The event will also include the new Chaos-themed RvR Scenario, Twisting Tower.
  • Two New Careers Join WAR (March): The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer answer the Call to Arms.
  • 'Call to Arms: Beyond the Sands' Live Event (April): Details to be revealed soon!
  • 'Call to Arms: Rise of the Tomb Kings' Live Event (May): The race between Order and Destruction players begins to unlock the Land of the Dead for their Realm.
  • 'Land of the Dead' Opens (June): The deserts of Nehekhara open to players with the addition of a new RvR-gated dungeon zone. To gain access to the Land of the Dead, opposing Realms must battle for control of the zone to access dozens of new Public Quests, instanced lairs, and a massive new Tomb Kings dungeon to plunder in search of the Casket of Souls.

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  • I'm still confident that Mythic can pull this game out of the fire. I really think that after the allure of the WoW's WotLK expansion wears off, and people see it's just more of the same old, they will give WAR another go. Hopefully, by then Mythic will have fixed some of the major glitches in the game an optimized it to the point that people with a mid-range computer can play comfortably. Even if, as some of these gloom and doom people say, WAR doesn't last, I'll never return to WoW. Dungeon grinding just isn't fun, and WoW's PvP doesn't hold a candle to WAR's.