Total War: Rome II Gets New DLC Campaign and Update

Four Years After Initial Release, Total War: Rome II Gets New DLC

Creative Assembly have announced a new DLC campaign and a significant update to Total War: Rome II which first released in 2013.

The Empire Divided focuses on the year 270 AD at a time when the economy of the Roman Empire was about to collapse.

The new DLC will feature new campaign elements such as cults, banditry and plagues, 10 different playable factions across five cultures plus new victory conditions.

In a FAQ on the Total War website, the developers described the setting of this new pack of DLC:

“Eager to capitalise on Rome’s instability, barbarian tribes gather like a storm on the borders, to plunder the riches of civilisation.

“To the east, the Sassanids set out on a grand conquest that culminates with an assault against Roman lands. They are held back only by a staunch defence led by Palmyra. Queen Zenobia holds fast – but for how long?

“The once-glorious legions are forced to assume a defensive posture as their strength wanes; time is not on Rome’s side. However, there is yet hope. Aurelian stands ready to take the reins in Rome, though the task he faces seems insurmountable…”

The Empire Divided DLC will be available on November 30th alongside a significant new update Creative Assembly calls the Power & Politics patch.

This free update overhauls the politics system currently in the game offering new ways to deal with political parties and government types.Your party can gain political favour by completing missions and earning victory on the battlefield and politics will now have a greater meaning in the campaign of players.

Total War: Rome II

A screenshot of how the politics system currently works in the game.

There is currently a public beta of the Power & Politics update available with instructions on how to participate available here. Creative Assembly also notes players can opt out of the new update if they want to retain the use of mods for the time being.

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