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Total War: WARHAMMER Norsca DLC set to raid Linux before too long

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The latest DLC for the fantasy-themed Total War game will be brought over by Feral Interactive. This DLC will make a new faction playable, focusing attention to the many dangers of the frigid wastelands of the north.

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Total War: WARHAMMER [Official Site, Porter’s Site] has done a fair job of translating Game’s Workshop violent and unforgiving Warhammer Fantasy setting into the Total War series of games. Mixing a strategic layer full of factions and the occasional quest with big real-time battles, I’ve spent a bit of time getting lost commanding my armies. Not all corners of the world map have been playable or fleshed out, and the trickle of DLC since launch has added factions and leaders to the game.

The Norsca DLC focuses on the north of the Oldworld, on a pair of factions that know little more than despoiling and conflict as a way of life. These fantasy vikings are mobile and wicked, getting most of their income from raiding and many of their strongest units from the dark gods. You can expect to always keep armies on the move with them and there will be a few unique faction mechanics as well. Multi-staged quests for great monster hunts that offer legendary trophies or unique recruitment opportunities are in as are things like unique technologies to be gained when enemy capitals are captured.

I haven’t really played as much of the base game as I’ve probably should, partly because of time constraints and partly because I’d generally rather play the history-inspired entries in the series first. There’s been a few servings of free content that I haven’t really played around with, though, so maybe I’ll give things another go before too long.

You can pre-order the Norsca DLC from Steam where it’s 10% off before launch. The DLC is due out August 10th according to Steam, but the press release put out by Feral claim that it'll be out "later this summer". Whether that means a simultaneous release on all platforms or a possible slight delay as with some of the previous DLC on Linux is unclear. It shouldn't be a very long wait if it comes down to that, at any rate, even for those of us currently enjoying wintertime in the Southern Hemisphere and smirking at the ambiguity of press releases. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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5 comments

stretch611 20 Jul, 2017
Its also 10% off in the Humble Store... 19% if you have the Humble Monthly discount.
lucifertdark 21 Jul, 2017
I still haven't got all the other DLC available yet & they're adding more to the game, I can't keep up, sometimes I wish they'd slow down a bit, but I know they can't. ;)
AlveKatt 21 Jul, 2017
If you are considering getting Total War WH, should you start with the first one or is it better just going on the second one?
lucifertdark 21 Jul, 2017
Quoting: AlveKattIf you are considering getting Total War WH, should you start with the first one or is it better just going on the second one?
The long term plan for the games is to link them all together on one HUGE map, so grabbing the first one seems to me like a good idea.
Whitewolfe80 24 Jul, 2017
Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: AlveKattIf you are considering getting Total War WH, should you start with the first one or is it better just going on the second one?
The long term plan for the games is to link them all together on one HUGE map, so grabbing the first one seems to me like a good idea.

we dont know if the second one is coming to linux yet though but if it does if you have the first game you get the full experience basically. It adds all the races from the first game to the second game and makes the campaign map that much larger
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