War is a bloody business. War in Warhammer is doubly bloody. Knights get eviscerated. Footmen get crushed. Goblins get pasted. It’s odd then that Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer is so relatively bloodless. The Blood for the Blood God DLC changes that by adding blood effects to the mighty clashes of armies on the battlefields. Like previous Total War games, a “blood pack” DLC is what the developers use to add gore to the title after launch. For $2.99, you can have all the blood spurts, dismemberment, gibbing, and spatter you imagined a meeting of Orcs and Vampire Counts should have.
Creative Assembly does caution that using the DLC may raise the age rating of the game in some territories.
Flowers are good. Expensive chocolates are nice. Dinner and a movie will work. If you really want to blow your Valentine’s mind, invite her into a three-way with a Hun, a Russian general, and a space marine. (I guess technically that would be a five-way, but let’s not get all judgy.) Starting on February 14th, the annual Make War Not Love 3 event is beginning. This year, gamers can play Total War: Attila, Company of Hereoes 2, or Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and contribute to the war effort. The game that garners the most matches played by the 25th will win a prize. Dawn of War players could get the Tau Commander for Dawn of War II: Retribution. Company of Heroes players could snag the British Forces expansion. Total War fans could win the Slavic Nations Culture Pack. Only one game will win, so get playing!
If you’re wondering what the Slavic Nations Culture Pack could be, it’s brand new DLC for Total War: Attila. It features the Anteans, Sclavenians and Venedians for use in single or multiplayer modes. The Slavic factions have poison arrows and build wonders on the strategic map to win the campaign game.
The first free content package for Warhammer: Vermintide has launched. Sigmar’s Blessing comes to Fatshark’s fantasy take on Left 4 Dead today. New items, weapon traits, and a host of fixes and balance changes are part of the patch. A new loot altar will appear at the in-game inn, so players can try to influence what goodies they get at the end of a match. According to the developers, it’s the first of many updates planned for the game. Fatshark says they’re working on adding a private mode to the game, so solo players can attempt to take on the hordes alone, as well as a survival mode for endless waves of enemies. Never have rat-men been so generous.
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is available on Steam.