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Downloadable content also known as DLC is extra content created by Creative Assembly for the Total War: Warhammer game series, outside of the main game trilogy. DLC should not be confused with mods.

  • Some DLC must be paid for (paid DLC).
  • Other DLC is free (FLC, Free-LC).
    • Some of this free content comes in updates/patches for all players. Eg: Blood Knights were given out in a free update.
    • In other cases, free content must be manually downloaded on Steam. Eg: Bretonnia is free, but must be downloaded via Steam.

Please note that all DLC races and lords will still appear in the campaign mode for you to fight against/trade with, even if you don't buy them.

Types of DLC[edit | edit source]

Creative Assembly released a blog post detailing the types of DLC that would be available for Total War: Warhammer.[1]

  • Free-LC
  • Lord Packs (contain 2 new legendary lords, new units, and regiments of renown)
  • Race Packs (contain a new race complete with legendary lords, units etc)
  • Campaign Packs (contain a new race and a new mini-campaign/challenge campaign). Confusingly, CA gave Bretonnia as an example for this type, despite Bretonnia not having a mini-campaign of their own.

In July 2017, CA published a blog regarding early-adopter bonuses and DLC for Total War: Warhammer II. In the blog, they described the early adopter bonuse for TW2 (which turned out to be Norsca) as a Race Pack, and said it would be in line with the Chaos Warriors Race Pack or Bretonnia in terms of content. Then they stated that going forward, "Big DLCs" (as distinct from Race Packs) would contain a new race and four legendary lords. This was in response to player feedback on past DLCs.[2]

Then in December 2017, prior to the release of Rise of the Tomb Kings, CA published a new blog post saying that Rise of the Tomb Kings would not contain a mini-campaign/supplementary campaign, due to negative player feedback about those. Instead Rise of the Tomb Kings would have 4 legendary lords and more features.[3]

In June 2018, after the release of The Queen and the Crone Lord Pack, a CA representative stated on Reddit that "We have two types of DLC for WH2. Campaign packs and lord packs. I don't think we've ever used the phrase 'race pack' for WH2 DLC."[4]

Also in June 2018, CA made a tweet stating that Rise of the Tomb Kings had been a Campaign Pack, and that Campaign Packs no longer contained a mini-campaign.[5]

On July 6 2018, a representative of CA stated that the next campaign pack (which turned out to be Curse of the Vampire Coast) for TWW2 would be out "later in the year", and that the next lord pack would be in 2019.[6]

Warhammer 1 DLC[edit | edit source]

DLC and Free-LC for Total War: Warhammer.

Much of this content carries over into Total War: Warhammer II, for use in the combined Mortal Empires campaign, custom battles and multiplayer.

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Name Type Release date Steam store Content
Chaos Warriors Race Pack Race Pack 2016, May 23 Link Adds the Warriors of Chaos as a playable faction in the Old World campaign, multiplayer and custom battles.
Blood for the Blood God Graphical effects 2016, June 30 Link Adds various blood, gore and dismemberment effects to battles. If players own this, they get Blood for the Blood God II for free.
Call of the Beastmen Campaign Pack 2016, July 28 Link Adds the Beastmen as a playable race in the Old World campaign and their own mini-campaign An Eye For An Eye.
The Grim and the Grave Lord Pack 2016, September 1 Link Adds the Legendary Lords Volkmar the Grim to The Empire, and Helman Ghorst to the Vampire Counts in campaign, multiplayer and custom battles.
The King and the Warlord Lord Pack 2016, October 20 Link Adds the subfactions Clan Angrund and Crooked Moon, led by Belegar and Skarsnik, as well as new units for Dwarfs and Greenskins.
Realm of the Wood Elves Campaign Pack 2016, December 8 Link Adds the Wood Elves as a playable race in campaign, multiplayer etc. Adds The Season of Revelation campaign.
Norsca (DLC) Race Pack 2017, August 10 Link Updates the Norsca faction and Wintertooth subfaction, and makes them a playable race in the campaign, multiplayer and custom battles.

Free DLC and content updates[edit | edit source]

Name Release date Patch/Update Link Content
Blood Knights 2016, June 30 Update 1 No download required Added Blood Knights as a new unit for the Vampire Counts.
Amber Wizard 2016, July 28 Update 2 No download required Added Amber Wizards as a new hero for The Empire, as well as the Lore of Beasts for The Empire and the Beastmen.
Vlad von Carstein 2016, September 9 Update 3 No download required Added the new Legendary Lord Vlad von Carstein to the Vampire Counts.
Wurrzag 2016, October 20 Update 4 Free on steam Adds the new Legendary Lord Wurrzag, who leads a new Greenskins sub-faction, The Bloody Handz.
New Warriors of Chaos units 2016, October 20 Update 4 No download required Added Aspiring Champions, Marauder Horsemasters and the Chaos Feral Manticore to Warriors of Chaos
Grey Wizard 2016, December 8 Update 5 Free on Steam Adds the new hero Grey Wizard to The Empire
Jade Wizard 2016, December 8 Update 5 Free on Steam Adds the new hero Jade Wizard to The Empire
Morghur and Harpies 2016, December 8 Update 5 No download required Added the new legendary lord Morghur and harpies unit to Beastmen
Grombrindal 2017, January 19 Free on Steam Adds the new Legendary Lord Grombrindal to the Dwarfs. Grombrindal was previously available as part of a special promotion, see article for details.
Bretonnia 2017, February 28 Bretonnia Update Free on Steam Updated the Bretonnia faction, made them a free playable race, along with two subfactions: Bordeleaux and Carcassonne.
Isabella von Carstein 2017, February 28 Bretonnia Update Free on Steam Adds the Von Carstein faction, with Legendary Lord Isabella von Carstein. Migrates Vlad von Carstein to the Von Carstein faction.
Krell "An Old Friend" 2017, July No download required Adds the hero Wight King Krell as a summonable ally to Heinrich Kemmler of the Vampire Counts.
30th Birthday Regiments of Renown 2017, August 10 The Foundation Update Total War Access Adds several Regiments of Renown to DLC and Free-LC races. This requires signing up for Total War Access.
The Foundation Update 2017, August 10 The Foundation Update No download required Adds new skills to many Legendary Lords, and updated campaign mechanics for the Warriors of Chaos.

A promotional image of FLC for game 1. Click to expand

Warhammer 2 DLC[edit | edit source]

DLC and Free-LC for Total War: Warhammer II:

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Name Type Release date Steam store Content
Blood for the Blood God II Graphical effects 2017, October 27 Link Adds various blood, gore and dismemberment effects to battles. This DLC is free if players own Blood For the Blood God for the first game.
Rise of the Tomb Kings Campaign Pack 2018, January 23 Link Adds the Tomb Kings as a playable race in campaign and multiplayer, with 4 legendary lords.
The Queen and the Crone Lord Pack 2018, May 31 Link Adds Alarielle the Radiant to the High Elves and Crone Hellebron to the Dark Elves, in their own factions, along with several new units, RoR and mechanics.
Curse of the Vampire Coast Campaign Pack 2018, November 8 Link Adds the Vampire Coast race to campaign and multiplayer, with 4 legendary lords in their own factions.

Free DLC and content updates[edit | edit source]

Name Type Release date Patch/Update Link Content
Mortal Empires New campaign,
New multiplayer factions
2017, October 26 Mortal Empires update Free on Steam
Note: Requires owning both the first and second game.
Adds the Mortal Empires campaign which combines content from TW1 and TW2. Factions from TW1 now playable in TW2 multiplayer.
The Laboratory New game mode 2017, December 14 The Reprisal Update No separate download. Adds the new Laboratory mode with many different options and sliders for players to further customize their custom battles.
Tretch Craventail Lord and faction 2018, January 23 Tomb Kings update Free on Steam Adds the new legendary lord Tretch Craventail leading the Clan Rictus faction of Skaven.
Steps of Isha Map pack 2018, February 14 MWNL 2018 update Free on Steam Adds 4 new battle maps to multiplayer and custom battles. See Steps of Isha for a list.
Alith Anar Lord and faction 2018, May 31 Resurgent Update Free on Steam Adds new legendary lord Alith Anar to the High Elves, leading Nagarythe subfaction, and the Shadow-walkers unit.
Resurgent Update Content updates 2018, May 31 Resurgent Update No separate download. New free content and updates for Dwarfs, Dark Elves, Norsca, Skaven and the Mortal Empires campaign.
Sword of Khaine New item 2018, May 31 Resurgent Update No separate download. Added special Sword of Khaine item in campaign mode.
Bone Giant FLC New unit 2018, May 31 Resurgent Update No separate download. Adds the new Bone Giant monster artillery unit to Tomb Kings.
Kharibdyss New unit 2018, June 21 The Kharibdyss Update No separate download. Adds the new Kharibdyss monster unit to Dark Elves, for people who own The Queen and the Crone.
Lokhir Fellheart New lord + faction 2018, November 8 Aye-Aye! Patch Free on Steam Adds new legendary lord Lokhir Fellheart to the Dark Elves, leading The Blessed Dread subfaction.

Future content[edit | edit source]

  • On July 6 2018, a representative of CA stated that the next campaign pack for TWW2 would be out "later in the year" (this was later revealed as Curse of the Vampire Coast), and that the next lord pack would be in 2019.[7]

References[edit | edit source]