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Total War: Warhammer dev details post-launch DLC plans

Creative Assembly plans a lot of "free-LC" to go with its paid DLC.

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Creative Assembly has been pretty quiet about its plans for Total War: Warhammer after the game's launch. We knew that the Chaos Warriors race pack was a pre-order bonus, but that was about it. Until now.

In a blog post on the Total War Wiki, the team outlined a list of free DLC that it is planning: "You can also expect a selection of content covering more of the iconic good stuff you’ll see in the main game; 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."

Free-LC

Of course, in addition to the free stuff, there will be some paid packs as well. While they didn't detail what would be in the packs, they did give a general idea of the types of packs that will be offered:

Lord Packs

  • 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. These are elite versions of existing units. They might have upgraded stats, different arms or armor, or an unusual ability or two. Typically they’ll reflect the theme of the Pack, probably having been instrumental in the conflict. 

Race Packs (the Chaos Warriors are an example)

  • 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

  • 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.

Of course, the usual disclaimer applies that these are subject to change. No pricing is available yet, but it is nice to see some additional thought on the future of the game once it is released on May 26 for PC.

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