Consider your timbers shivered, quivered, spooked, and skeeved, as Total War: Warhammer II has set sail for the Vampire Coast. Crews of undead pirates fielding drowned zombies, large crabs, seabeasts, shipwreck golems, and different such nautical horrors are the main target of the brand new enlargement launched right now, Curse Of The Vampire Coast. Accompanying the paid enlargement is a free replace, revitalising the Vampire Counts faction, kinda sorta including battles for when armies meet at sea (however not naval battles), and including a brand new Dark Elf subfaction led by a salty fella known as the ‘Krakenlord’.
The enlargement introduces the Vampire Coast faction, with 4 playable Legendary Lords all making an attempt to tame a mighty sea serpent within the Eye Of The Vortex marketing campaign. They’ll have to discover a magical meteorite harpoon, cost it with a magical shanty whose verses are realized by defeating rival captains, then lastly battle and subdue the beast. Which is a cracking load of undead pirate nonsense proper there. Their Legendary Lords get their very own distinctive ships too. And there are treasure maps, golden artifacts unlocking new models… pirate occasions.
Curiously, this is not going to introduce naval battles to Total Warhammer 2, although it does add a bizarre half-way bodge. When two armies meet on sea, they’ll politely disembark onto islands (or the floor of their Black Ark, for Dark Elves) to scrap. Weird, however so it goes. That’s not a function of the enlargement, however quite the ‘Aye Aye! Patch’ accompanying it, additionally out right now.
Vampire Counts in Mortal Empires achieve the power to awaken historical Arch-Lords for highly effective bonuses, and their outdated Lords have been rebalanced too. Heinrich Kemmler has break up off from the Counts to steer his personal faction, The Barrow Legion, in Mortal Empires. And stuff is fastened and tweaked and so forth. Also, in the event you don’t purchase the Curse enlargement, you’ll be able to nonetheless encounter the scary seadogs as AI-controlled opponents in Vortex and Mortal Empires campaigns. Plus that newest “free-LC” (ugh) fella, Lokhir Fellheart.
See the Aye Aye! Patch notes for extra particulars.
I’m fairly taken with this ridiculous shipwreck golem: