Bretonnia Playable Race Coming To Total War: Warhammer For Free In 2017

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 4:39 PM
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There’s been heaps of DLC already for Total War: Warhammer, but if there’s one thing it’s been lacking it’s new playable factions. A total of six are playable in the base game (two as paid DLC). Well down compared to a typical Total War game, although each faction is wholly unique. However, fresh life is being breathed into Creative Assembly’s strategy epic this February with the honourable Bretonnia marching into view. And the best bit? They’re going to be totally free.

In February 2017 Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition launches, packing in the original game alongside an exclusive novella and the aforementioned Bretonnia race. Don’t worry though you won’t have to fork out for a new copy if you want access; CA is making Bretonnia available as a free download for all at the same time.

The Bretonnians are likely to play quite similarly to The Empire currently included. Hardly the most exciting of races considering just how close to The Empire they are, but hey, they’re free so who are we to complain. At least it'll add a new starting location and make for some great co-op play between two human forces.

Bretonnia are a race formed of imperious knights and vast swathes of peasants to take the brunt of attacks on the frontlines. They’re led by a trio of new Legendary Lords - King Louen Leoncoeur, Alberic of Bordeleaux and the Fay Enchantress.

I’m not entirely sure what the purpose is of boxing the game up as an entirely new edition but hey ho. I did think at first that perhaps Creative Assembly was bundling in all of the release DLC as a Game of the Edition affair, but from the looks of things the only bonus in this new version is the exclusive ‘The Prince of Altdorf’ book from Total War writer Andy Hall.

Along with this news we also get an updated expansion roadmap for Total Warhammer, teasing upcoming content. I’m particularly intrigued by the prospect of “An Old Friend…”. It’s hard to make out much from the picture but it looks to be a wizard’s tower or something of the sort.

Between now and then it looks as if we can also expect a new Legendary Lord, a couple of new Heroes, new Lores of Magic and of course Grombrindal, the Legendary White Dwarf. He's available right now if you pop into a Games Workshop, but he'll also become generally available as DLC is the next few months.

What do you think Creative Assembly has lined up for us next? Who could 'an old friend' be? Pleased to see Bretonnia gets its dues? Let us know!

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08:27 Nov-09-2016

That's cool. Not a fan of the Bretonnian faction myself, but I know a lot of people have been waiting for it.


Much more looking forward to what's to come. Hopefully Skaven are next, an Elf race would be great too.

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01:42 Nov-10-2016

So i heard from the janitor that the Elf race is next and it will be before christmas :D, but shhhh. don't tell anyone i told you.

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20:24 Nov-08-2016

Nothing to see here folks, just CA attempting to clean up their mess with 20 dollar DLC post launch ( not that post) on top of a pretty expensive game already,( on top of BLOOD DLC, i mean seriously blood dlc for a game with Total war on it's title...) So they are just gonna pump out a little DLC to improve PR

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20:24 Nov-08-2016

And call it a new game, just like Rome 2 Total war Emperor Edition.

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20:59 Nov-08-2016

So the blood DLC is to keep the games rating for younger kids. Have you played this game? It is awesome, every race(faction) is completely different and unique. They did an AWESOME job with this game.

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17:00 Nov-08-2016

More warhammer dlc should be free if not all, this dlc policy is getting out of control

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19:37 Nov-08-2016

well the base game itself had enough content for a full game so its not unreasonable to make some of the new races DLC

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19:48 Nov-08-2016

I disagree, a lot of key elements were missing on launch and instead of adding them for free they want us to pay for them

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23:07 Nov-09-2016

key elements such as what? They worked on the game for years to provide fully fleshed out races that offer hundreds of hours of gameplay. If that doesn't constitute a full game I don't know what does

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01:41 Nov-10-2016

going to have to agree with R1... this game is crazy... as in crazy awesome and i am not even a fan of RTS games. Actually, I cant say that anymore as long as CA continues to release games of this caliber.

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08:29 Nov-09-2016

This is free. So far, they've released quite a decent amount for free, and aside from Beastmasters, their paid DLC has been more than reasonable.


And to top it off, it's unbelievably cheaper than buying into the tabletop game.

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