Here’s an olive branch to disgruntled players of Total War: Warhammer

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Look, you’re not getting the Chaos faction for free in Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer. That’s not happening. The Chaos Warriors race pack is a separate thing that you have to purchase either as a pre-order bonus or as post-launch DLC. It’s an unpopular decision for fans of the Warhammer property, but publisher SEGA knows that you’re going to end up getting it anyway. It’s Chaos! You’re not going to play a Warhammer game without them. Here’s what they will do for you to make you feel a bit better: They’re going to give you some other new race for free. According to the official Future Content Blog, Creative Assembly promises to give you “free-LC” (yuck) for this game like they’ve done for past Warhammer titles.

Last but not least, towards the end of the year we will add a new playable race to the game, including new Legendary Lords, magic items, quest chains, and units.

With only four (five if you count Chaos) playable races announced, there’s a lot of options for another faction in the game. You could have Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, those other humans with slightly different weapons, or any of a dozen other fantasy races. Not the Skaven. They have their own game.

Total War: Warhammer will launch on Steam on May 24th.