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New Total Warhammer 2 update lets you buy Norscans' tatJan 26, 2021 - PCGamesNFollowing the launch of Total War: Warhammer II's The Twisted & The Twilight DLC early last month, another update for the strategy game's latest Lords Pack has dropped. An opt-in patch is up for testing, which - among a bunch of other things - means you can at last trade with the Norscan factions in Warhammer II's Vortex Campaign. "Norscan factions in the Vortex Campaign are now able to form trade agreements with other factions," the new patch notes detail. So, going forward that means the grumpy barbarians will now be willing to trade their tat when in the turn-based strategy game's base campaign. Whether what they'll offer via trade agreements will be of much help in your attempts to conquer the Great Vortex, who knows, but it's always nice to have options, right? Right. Alongside this change, there are a bunch of other various tweaks to the DLC's gameplay. For example, there are some fixes based on player feedback addressing hiccups like Ariel desyncs in multiplayer campaigns, Forest Health scaling diplomacy, and Durthu's starting position in Mortal Empires. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This Total Warhammer 2 mod adds fantastical beast units to the wood elves Total War: Warhammer 2 Asrai Resurgent update is now live The best Total War: Warhammer 2 mods The Twisted & The Twilight Opt-in Beta UpdateJan 26, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/e6342f24abb2a8bdbe7c51eff66aecb7f3f6e7af.jpg The Twisted & The Twilight opt-in beta update is live! We have improvements based on player feedback, including: Ariel multi-player desync Forest Health scaling diplomacy Durthu’s starting position How to opt-in: In your Steam games library, right-click Total War: WARHAMMER II and select Properties In the Properties window, select the Betas tab In the Betas dropdown, select warhammerii_1.10.2 Total War: WARHAMMER II will now update to version 1.10.2 📝 Full notes and instructions to opt-in: The Twisted & The Twilight Beta NotesThis Total Warhammer 2 mod adds fantastical beast units to the wood elvesJan 20, 2021 - Strategy GamerTotal War: Warhammer 2's wood elves are already pretty strong in a fight, having a bunch of neat military recruitment options and units at their disposal (I'm looking at you, hawk riders). However, one modder reckons "the forces of nature could do with a bit more beast variety" and, having seen their answer - a mod adding a raft of new fantastical beats units and more - I'm inclined to agree. Charmingly-named modder Calm&NormalTime has posted their very first Total Warhammer 2 mod on the turn-based strategy game's Steam Workshop, which is simply called 'Animals for wood elves'. This creation adds a whopping 12 new animal units to the race's range of options, which draw on both majestic real-life creatures, such as boars, elk, wildcats, great stag, and boars, but also some fantastical beasties that should bring something new to their playstyle. The modder lists pegasi, unicorns, white wolves, arboreal griffon, a lake dragon, and "questing beasts" in the lineup of new wood elves units, and from the screenshots of these (check some out below), they look like excellent additions to the forest-dwelling warriors. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: New Total Warhammer 2 update lets you buy Norscans' tat Total War: Warhammer 2 Asrai Resurgent update is now live The best Total War: Warhammer 2 mods Total War: Warhammer 2 Asrai Resurgent update is now liveJan 7, 2021 - Strategy GamerJanuary 7, 2021 The Asrai Resurgent update is now live in Total War: Warhammer 2's main branch. Total War: Warhammer 2's Asrai Resurgent update is now live in the main game branch, following several weeks in beta over the holidays. The major update to the fantasy strategy game makes some key changes to content introduced in Twisted & The Twilight DLC, following player frustration with some of its mechanics. Specifically, version 1.10.1 makes some initial changes to how the Forge of Daith works in the Sisters of Twilight campaign. In line with some of Creative Assembly's promised changes, the 'Asrai Resurgent' update makes two key alterations to the Forge of Daith. First, items will revert back to their previous upgrade level when a Reforging expires, instead of dropping down to its base level. Second, the 'Naestra leaves' option now reduces the timer until the next new item is offered, by two turns. Creative Assembly has also done a pass on the whole pool of items available from the Forge, and the upshot here is that the Reforged items are getting "significantly" buffed, enough to make them "viable choices in comparison to permanent upgrades." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: New Total Warhammer 2 update lets you buy Norscans' tat This Total Warhammer 2 mod adds fantastical beast units to the wood elves The best Total War: Warhammer 2 mods The Asrai Resurgent UpdateJan 7, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/a266e5d22ac2229617222466d4ced116247bdd79.jpg The Asrai Resurgent update is live! We’ve made changes to The Twisted & The Twilight based on player feedback, including: The Forge of Daith Wood Elf Offices Leaderboard reset fix Bug fixes & improvements 📝 Full notes here: The Asrai Resurgent Update Notes https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Twisted & The Twilight now available on LinuxDec 17, 2020 - GamingOnLinuxTwo weeks after the original Windows supported release, Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Twisted & The Twilight is now available for the Linux port. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/12/total-war-warhammer-ii-the-twisted-the-twilight-now-available-on-linux The Asrai Resurgent Opt-in Beta UpdateDec 15, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/b678d4fcccfd341e97f47f109100fb86034e72d5.jpg The Asrai Resurgent opt-in beta update is live! We’ve prepared changes for The Twisted & The Twilight based on player feedback, including: The Forge of Daith Wood Elf Offices Bug fixes & improvements How to opt in: In your Steam games library, right-click Total War: WARHAMMER II and select Properties In the Properties window, select the Betas tab In the Betas dropdown, select warhammerii_1.10.1 Total War: WARHAMMER II will now update to version 1.10.1 📝 Full notes and instructions to opt-in: The Asrai Resurgent Beta Notes https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Creator Spotlight: The Largest Twisted & Twilight BattleDec 11, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsCreator Spotlight: The Largest Twisted & Twilight Battle, Total War: WARHAMMER II. Featuring over 22,000 units, this is a battle on an epic scale that you won’t want to miss! Creator: Jackie Fish Are you a content creator interested in Total War? Request Keys Here https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Realm of The Wood Elves’ 4th AnniversaryDec 8, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/918c762158f24ff2b78cac170cd49ae203b2db00.jpg Today is Realm of The Wood Elves’ 4th Anniversary! As part of our celebrations, we sat down with some of the team behind it, discussing their contributions, memories with the project, and how it helped shape future DLC. Check out the interview here: Realm of The Wood Elves Anniversary Interview https://store.steampowered.com/app/534331Total War: Warhammer II dev lays out Forge of Daith changes following backlashDec 3, 2020 - Strategy GamerTotal War: Warhammer II fans do not care for the Forge of Daith that was added to the strategy game in the Twisted and The Twilight DLC. It's the main bespoke mechanic of the Sisters of Twilight faction, and it pops up after you win a battle to give you a shot at buffing one of your items. You get the option to either send Naestra or Arahan to pay Daith a visit to net you a reward. Go with the former, and a random item you already have gets its rarity upgraded. Pick the later, and a random item will be buffed for a limited time. One of the more consistent criticisms of it, though, is that it's not really as "flashy or exciting" as Throt's Flesh Lab, to rattle off one example. One developer even said on a stream that the design team agrees, and that "a lot of the UI budget ended up going to Throt in this case, which kind of limited what could do with the Sister's mechanic". Now, though, Creative Assembly has chimed in with a list of changes it's making to improve things in the near and far future. The developer will tweak reforged items so they no longer return to their base level after expiring, and shall instead go back to the level they were before being reforged. The team will also do a pass over item effects, and look into the length of time between each Daith's gift event. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: New Total Warhammer 2 update lets you buy Norscans' tat This Total Warhammer 2 mod adds fantastical beast units to the wood elves Total War: Warhammer 2 Asrai Resurgent update is now live Glam elves face mutant rats in Total War: Warhammer II's latest grudge matchDec 3, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The clock’s reset and the blood cleaned off the stage, which means it’s time for another Total War: Warhammer 2 grudge match. This time, it’s fashionable forest-dwellers versus a nasty old rat in The Twisted & The Twilight, with today’s latest DLC for Creative Assembly’s bloody high fantasy strategy throwing down a colourful gauntlet of neon pinks, sickly greens, and a familiar coating of bloody red paint. (more…) The Twisted & The Twilight Is Out Now!Dec 3, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/4d5b05dc08b07072d9579b1bebd0c1e03f3ce129.jpg Play as Throt the Unclean, in his quest to stave his undying hunger by consuming Ariel. Or join the Sisters of Twilight, cleansing the glade and protecting their Queen from any and all danger. UPDATE: The issue users experienced should now be fixed and the Glade Captain available in game. Thank you for your patience. That’s not all! The Glade Captain FLC is available for download now: Total War Access https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Unit Balance Changes Patch NotesDec 3, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/7863414b53f5ea43caa8c23cf5a3e312da9c2273.jpg On top of all the fantastic additions coming with The Twisted & The Twilight DLC, we have a vast number of unit balance changes too, from mounts to spells. Read the full patch notes here: Unit Balance Changes Patch Notes https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Total War: Warhammer 2's Twisted & Twilight patch includes a full Wood Elves reworkDec 2, 2020 - Strategy GamerTotal War: Warhammer 2's next piece of premium DLC, The Twisted & Twilight, arrives tomorrow. Our review of the new Lord Pack is out now, but even if you aren't planning on buying it, you're still in for some major changes thanks to the free Asrai Resurgent update that's coming to all Total Warhammer 2 players when the DLC launches. Owners of both Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer 2 will see new settings for the Chaos invasion at the setup screen for new Mortal Empires campaigns. Once this patch arrives, you'll be able to set the difficulty level for the Chaos invasion using a new drop-down menu box that will be found next to the campaign difficulty settings. Creative Assembly says "this determines the scale of the invasion", so expect fewer Chaos troops and armies on lower settings, and more of the awful brutes on high settings. Units in Total War: Warhammer 2 are getting new helpful stats tracked in the mouseover tooltips: total damage dealt and damage value. Damage dealt will give you a raw number of damage a particular unit has dealt when you hover over the kill counter, while damage value gives you a price tag for it. Say a unit has done 5,000 damage to a unit that cost 1,000 gold to recruit and has a health pool of 10,000 - this stat will let you know that it's done 500 gold worth of damage, which can give you a nice way of assessing how effectively you're using your high-threat units. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: New Total Warhammer 2 update lets you buy Norscans' tat This Total Warhammer 2 mod adds fantastical beast units to the wood elves Total War: Warhammer 2 Asrai Resurgent update is now live Total War: Warhammer 2 - The Twisted & The Twilight DLC reviewDec 2, 2020 - PCGamesNWhy is it that so many characters in Warhammer are motivated by hunger? First we had Throgg, then it was Grom the Paunch, and now it's Throt the Unclean. We haven't even got to the Ogre Kingdoms yet! But Throt trying to consume the literal avatar of life as if she's some supercharged Gaviscon might be the most on-brand Skaven thing I've ever heard. And in all fairness, if I found myself trapped in Warhammer Fantasy I'd probably feel like doing some stress eating, too. It's a world filled with horrible, mutated creatures, and none more so than the twisted creations of Clan Moulder. Throt's faction of rat-men prides itself on knocking together the most warped monsters possible in the flesh labs of Hell Pit. On the other end of the scale you have purity and the sanctity of nature. Naestra and Arahan are like the Wood Elf equivalent of Teclis and Tyrion, representing two sides of the same soul. It's appropriate, then, that they fight for natural balance, and for Ariel, the avatar of Isha and Queen of Athel Loren (a legendary hero in this pack). Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer II dev lays out Forge of Daith changes following backlash Total War: Warhammer 2's Twisted & Twilight patch includes a full Wood Elves rework The best Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC The Twisted & The Twilight Patch NotesDec 2, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsReleasing December 2020 alongside the new DLC, this update brings many exciting additions that we couldn’t wait to show you. Sometimes, you just gotta go fast. Read the full patch notes here: December 2020 Update Patch Notes https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750The Wood Elves ReworkDec 1, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/8c66358ec0d255e341c0d73efe6ff882033db907.jpg Updated from the very roots, the changes include: Amber and Technology Healing the Forests Travelling the Deeproots Read more about the exciting additions here: Wood Elves Rework Blog Post https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Introducing Brood HorrorsNov 30, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsRecruitable both as devastating single units, and as terror inducing mounts, these Giant Pox Rat anomalies are infamous for their savage force. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Creator Spotlight: Drycha ShowcaseNov 27, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsContinuing his Wood Elves faction focus for The Twisted & The Twilight DLC, join The Great Book of Grudges as he showcases Drycha, the new free Legendary Lord! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315750Skaven Chieftain New Free HeroNov 26, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/28300675/c5c24bb837fe42845abc109264fab71b4b7478d2.png The opportunistic Skaven Chieftain is ready at a moment’s notice to step in! If a Lord dies or routs, he will assume command of their army, boosting their morale – but he is first and foremost always looking out for number 1... https://store.steampowered.com/app/1315751Total War: Warhammer II Debuts with 36% Less Players Than the Original on SteamOct 2, 2017 - GitHypCreative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer had a huge launch last year when the turn-based strategy game debuted on Steam at #4 with a peak of 112k players. Now, after the success of the first installment, the team at CA are already back with a sequel. And with such a quick turnaround time, Total War: Warhammer II has surprisingly been even more well-received with better reviews overall than the original. The problem, however, is that far less have actually played the sequel. Over its launch weekend, Total War: Warhammer II once again brought the franchise back to the #4 spot on Steam, but peaked at 72k concurrent players – a drop of 36% when compared to the original. [caption id="attachment_294599" align="aligncenter" width="786"] Total War: Warhammer II's Peak Players per Hour on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] [caption id="attachment_294595" align="aligncenter" width="786"] Total War: Warhammer's Peak Players per Hour on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] Based on the reviews alone, Total War: Warhammer II has been considered the developers’ best work yet. But putting scores aside and focusing on player counts, it seems like Creative Assembly and Sega might have chosen to release the sequel a bit too soon. Releasing the follow up a little over a year after the last title is clearly an effort by the devs and publisher to strike while the iron is hot and before the original's player base drops to under 10k players an hour on the weekends. A move that would seem like the right sales call with the sequel’s strong #4 debut being a clear sign that fans still want more Total War. Yet, the drop-off in players is also a sign that many have already had their Total War fix and the successful launches of similar turn-based games recently such as Divinity: Original Sin II have also taken a large chunk of previous players.