Types of multiplayer[edit | edit source]
Campaign[edit | edit source]
Players can play campaign mode together. In this mode, players can set enemy AI armies to be controlled by their friend, or they can assign some of their own units to be controlled by their friend.
- Co-op campaign: A campaign played by two people together in a permanent military alliance.
- Head-to-head: A campaign played by two people against each other.
Battles[edit | edit source]
Players can also just play battles online.
- Custom online battle: Players can make a custom battles lobby online. They can invite friends, set a password, make the lobby invisible, or allow anyone to join the lobby. Up to four players can play. The full range of custom battle options is available.
- Online matchmaking: Players can choose to be randomly matched with someone of roughly equal skill. There is a limited pool of maps available for matchmaking (see below for a list). Matchmaking battles will never be siege battles, intercept battles or ambush battles, as this would give one side an unfair advantage.
- Pitched battle: 1v1
- Team battle: 2v2
- Free-for-all (FFA): 3 or 4 players all fight against each other. There can only be 1 winner. This mode was added in Total War: Warhammer II.
- Winning in FFA is based on points. Whoever scores the most points by doing the most damage to the enemy, wins.
Available factions[edit | edit source]
This means that in Total War: Warhammer II, players can play any faction from the first or second game that they own. The exception to this is Norsca who will only become playable in TWW2 in May 2018.
Online matchmaking map list[edit | edit source]
Total War: Warhammer[edit | edit source]
Total War: Warhammer II[edit | edit source]
- 1v1 and 2v2
- Free For All