A fresh DLC campaign and new Legendary characters are coming to the fantasy strategy game Total War: Warhammer II this month with The Warden & The Paunch. Don’t worry if you don’t fancy paying for new content though, because there’s also some extras coming for all players in a free update.
It’s those two characters that lend the DLC is name, with the Warden referring to Eltharion, Prince of Yvresse and one of the most renowned High Elves in Ulthuan, while the Paunch is the somewhat bloated Warlord Grom, who’s invading the Elfen homeland. The two will face off in the new interwoven campaign that leads to a climatic battle for the future of the Kingdom of Yvresse.
There’s also new units coming to the game, including the hero units the Arch Mage and Giant River Troll Hag and ground units like the magical Rogue Idols, Arcane Phoenix, and War Lions of Chrace.
Alongside all of this will be a free character, Prince Imrik of Caledor. This Lord of Dragons has legendarily never broken an oath, and will stand alongside Eltharion to stem the Greenskins invasion.
There’s also an update to the game world. Dubbed the Old World Update, it will bring quality of life improvements for the Greenskin faction and tweak the WAAAGH! gameplay mechanic.
The Warden & The Paunch will be out on 21st May at 3PM UK time, costing $8.99 / €8.99 / £6.99.
Total War: Warhammer II came out in 2017, the sequel to the 2015 fantasy spin off to the otherwise historical strategy series. Together they brought some major innovations to the series, while a separate team at Creative Assembly worked on Total War: Three Kingdoms and its setting during the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms period, which came out last year.
In our Total War: Warhammer II review, Jim wrote:
“For fans of the original game, Total War: Warhammer II is a great follow-up. Creative Assembly has created something both new and familiar, keeping that central core intact while transporting players to a part of this universe ignored in previous video game adaptations. That change of setting and the narrative drive of the Great Vortex will be enough for most, alongside a suite of smaller, more subtle changes. There’s also the exciting prospect of new armies, campaigns, and other features that are no doubt just around the corner.”
Source: press release