Total War: Warhammer Chaos Warriors will be Free for One Week

Yesterday, Creative Assembly made an announcement about the real-time strategy game Total War: Warhammer, specifically in regards to the (somewhat now infamous) Chaos Warriors add-on.

The Chaos Warriors Race Pack DLC was originally only free for people who pre-ordered the game. But in what they call an “Early Adopter” bonus, anyone who buys Total War: Warhammer within the first week of release will get it too. The free period comes to an end at “18:00 BST on the 31st May”, according to one of the announcements.

When the cinematic trailer came out back in October 2015, the response was critically against the DLC. Over 49,000 people disliked the video on YouTube, and it sparked a discussion about the content of the game.
TotalWarhammerActionThe sizeable backlash “disheartened”  one of the game developers, Rich Aldridge, who gave a short interview to Eurogamer about it back in December 2015.

The Press Release includes a statement from Creative Director Mike Simpson on the topic. “The Chaos Warriors have proven to be hugely popular,” he said. “By extending the deadline for getting them for free by a week, we can ensure loyal fans who don’t feel like pre-ordering  don’t miss out, while still rewarding early adopters whose support is really valuable to us.”

Total War: Warhammer is set to release on May 24th for PC, Mac, and Linux. Check out the Steam page if you’re interested, and follow their Twitter for other game updates.

If you’re on the fence about pre-ordering, the Total War YouTube channel uploaded a Let’s Play video showing off the Chaos Warriors content.