The Total War Twitter account has released a new-look, updated version of the free DLC array for Total War: Warhammer II, and it teases “some old friends” as the final free content release.
There are two pieces of free content before then, though. One is a new Legendary Lord, and the next is another Old World update. All core Warhammer II races have had a free Legendary Lord now, so the newcomer could be anyone’s guess.
I (wrongly) speculated that Malus Darkblade, a fan favourite Dark Elf Lord, might appear in the game’s first Lords pack last year. Thanquol, a potent if bumbling Grey Seer, is also a prominent absence for the Skaven. As for the Old World update, both the Empire and the Greenskins from Warhammer I still need a rework. Expect the next free Lord and probably the Old World update to arrive alongside the next Lords pack – it’s confirmed we’re getting at least one more of these, and they’ve always coincided with some free content.
But back to those “old friends”. Veterans will remember that the original Total War: Warhammer’s free DLC concluded with the release of “an old friend”. That turned out to be Krell, the former Chaos champion resurrected as a Wight King by the Lichemaster Heinrich Kemmler.
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Krell is a classic Warhammer character and fan favourite. It’s reasonable to suppose that the “old friends” will be the same, except there will be more than one of them, because that’s how plurals work.
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And on that note, I predict Gotrek and Felix. Gotrek Gurnisson is a Dwarfen Slayer, and a highly unsuccessful one, in the sense that a Slayer’s goal is to die in combat but Gotrek can’t because he’s too nails-hard. His reluctant companion is the human poet Felix Jaeger. Their series of Warhammer novels is one of the lengthiest and best-loved, and there’s no doubt that their inclusion in Warhammer II, if indeed it’s coming, would be rapturously received – and probably require some fascinating game mechanics.
It’s also worth noting that the aforementioned Thanquol is one of their frequent enemies – perhaps he will indeed be the new Lord, or perhaps there are more than two “old friends”? I wouldn’t get too excited though; my track record for Total War: Warhammer predictions is mixed at best.