After launching for Windows on September 3, porter Feral Interactive has now hooked up Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - The Furious Wild for Linux (and macOS) today.
This is the first proper extension to the map in THREE KINGDOMS, letting you visit the jungles around Southern China and with it, the fearsome tribes of the Nanman. On top of the map expansion you get 4 new playable factions each with their own mechanics with a total of 19 new factions included. There's also over 25 new units, new character artwork, a Nanman-specific tech tree and more. You're also able to play it in the 190 and 194 start dates.
On top of the expansion release, the Linux port is now also actually up to date too with the 1.6.1 update from the Windows version which we've been missing since the end of August. The 1.6 / 1.6.1 update was massive by itself as well so it's great to see that sorted out for Linux too. The highlights of that include:
- The introduction of Shie Xie as a playable character (free DLC)
- A front-end rework, which makes the main menu flow easier to get into a game
- A rework of the entire campaign map which adds in: Gate Pass Battles, new commanderies in the south-west, additional new commanderies across the map and all regions have been given unique names
- Balance changes across all characters and to battles
- New unit type with Juggernauts, a very short-ranged artillery that are very deadly to enemies at close range
- Tons of bug fixes
The Linux version patch notes from Feral are as follows:
- Adds support for the following DLC: The Furious Wild
- Incorporates all changes up to Creative Assembly's 1.6.1 update
- Adds support for the following free content: Shi Xie
- Makes a number of additional improvements and minor bug fixes