Total War Troy’s next DLC pack brings new heroes and mechanics

Fresh off the last major expansion, the historical Total War game is getting a new pack that will throw new actors into the fray

What, you didn’t think it was all about Warhammer III did you? Total War Saga: Troy is still alive and kicking after the big Mythos expansion in September, and now a new DLC pack is coming that will throw two new heroes into the fray.

A Total War Saga: Troy – Rhesus and Memnon introduces King Rhesus of Thrace and the warrior-king Memnon of Aethiopia as playable factions. Rhesus unlocks the Thracian culture and regions of the map, uniting the tribes and putting pressure on the Greeks from the north. Memnon is a horde faction who starts on the island of Rhodes, and must lead his military expedition to Troy’s defence while also keeping favour with his masters back in Egypt.

The pack comes with two new army rosters, which together add 49 new units. Rhesus’ faction mechanics involve rituals to Thrace’s old gods, as well as being able to summon new armies provided he can unite the Thracian tribes under a single banner. Memnon meanwhile is banned from inhabiting settlements, and must help further the influence of the Pharaoh in Egypt so that he can continue to recruit new units. Memnon also uses war spoils and prestige to unlock special actions and bolster his forces.

Here’s the announcement trailer:

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This expansion will also drop alongside a free patch that will introduce a bunch of new quality-of-life features, such as being able to abandon settlements, trade islands between factions, and pay gold to construct things more quickly. Cross-platform multiplayer between Steam and Epic Games Store players is also supported.

A Total War Saga: Troy – Rhesus & Memnon will release on December 14 on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store for £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.