In a statement which is likely to disappoint many fans, Creative Assembly has confirmed that there will be no more new Total War: Warhammer 2 races. The statement was made in a recent Reddit AMA following the launch of The Prophet and The Warlock; the studio’s most recent DLC.
Creative Assembly Confirms No More Total War: Warhammer 2 Races
The statement made by Creative Assembly in response to fan queries following the DLC launch was very simple; “There are only Lord Packs remaining for WH2”. While this does seemingly confirm that there is more DLC planned for the game, which will include new Legendary Lords, there won’t be any new factions coming. Although this will no doubt be disappointing to fans, it’s not exactly surprising.
When Total War: Warhammer first launched, the game contained four factions; Dwarfs, The Empire, Vampire Counts, and Greenskins. Five more were subsequently added in DLC; Beastmen, Bretonnia, Norsca, Warriors of Chaos, and Wood Elves. With nine factions at that stage, Total War: Warhammer 2 brought another four to the franchise; the Dark Elves, High Elves, Lizardmen and Skaven. Since then, both the Tomb Kings and Vampire Coast have been added as DLC, bringing the total number of factions to fifteen!
Indeed, comparing the franchise to the original tabletop Warhammer Fantasy Battle Game, only two factions are still missing; the Daemons of Chaos and Ogre Kingdoms. Of course, there are other factions which exist in the lore which rarely if ever had actual miniatures; the Chaos Dwarves, for example, or Araby. Indeed, the Vampire Coast were one such faction. However, these are presumably much more work to bring to the game. After all, Creative Assembly doesn’t have any pre-existing miniatures to work from.
While details are scarce, it’s known that Creative Assembly has a third game currently in development. It’s unknown exactly what will feature in that game. However, with few factions remaining, it’s not exactly surprising to see Creative Assembly choose to focus on the existing ones for now. After all, there are still plenty of interesting and distinct characters who could be brought to the game as Legendary Lords for the existing factions.