In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re a tiny bit excited about Total War: Warhammer 2’s Mortal Empires update. Bridging the lands of the Old World with the New World, Mortal Empires is Total Warhammer on a scale the likes of which we’ve never seen before. A grand total of 117 starting factions are going to be duking it out, really offering the definitive version of Warhammer Fantasy for Games Workshop fans. At least, it is until Total War: Warhammer 3 arrives…
Mortal Empires is a new grand-scale campaign, free to those who own both Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer II. Once downloaded, the campaign is accessible through the Campaigns Menu in Total War: Warhammer II.
Creative Assembly has mashed the two maps together, lopping off a bit here, making a few adjustments there, in order to provide a better-balanced gameplay experience than simply stitching them together. It means the land masses are much closer together than they should be, but it should lead to a better flowing game.
Another piece of good fortune is that despite the overworld map effectively doubling in size, there is no increase in the system requirements for Mortal Empires. The total installation size for Total Warhammer 2 even remains exactly the same, sitting at 60GB available hard drive space.
Total War Warhammer 2: Mortal Empires Minimum System Requirements 720p
These minimum Warhammer 2 requirements will deliver 25-35 frames per second on low graphics settings when in a 20 unit versus 20 unit battle or on the campaign map. This will be on a 1280x720 screen resolution.
OS: Windows 7 64Bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
RAM: 4GB/5GB* System Memory
VRAM: 1GB Graphics Memory
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB | Intel HD4000 @ 720p
HD: 60 GB available space
DX: DirectX 11
*PC integrated graphics chipsets, e.g. Intel HD series, will require 5GB system RAM
Total War Warhammer 2: Mortal Empires Recommended System Requirements 1080p
These recommended Warhammer 2 requirements will deliver 45-55 FPS on high graphics settings when in a 20 unit versus 20 unit battle or on the game's campaign map. This will be on a 1920x1080 screen resolution.
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit or later
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.20GHz or equivalent
RAM: 8 GB System Memory
VRAM: 2GB Graphics Memory
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU
Total War: Warhammer 2 - Mortal Empires will be available to download from next Thursday, October 26th.