Total War: Rome 2 patch adds new faction, Steam Workshop support

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Total War: Rome 2's (opens in new tab) latest patch has a couple of welcome surprises, in addition to the usual bug fixes and the like. Surprise the first is support for Valve's handy Steam Workshop (opens in new tab) , making it easier to find and install the game's burgeoning assortment of mods. Surprise the second? Well it's a brand new faction, the Seleucid Empire, who were apparently quite good at city building and engineering. Also, one would presume, killing.

You can read up on that new faction here (opens in new tab) , if you like, but you're probably more interested in these patch notes (opens in new tab) , which comprehensively detail the many changes and additions in Total War: Rome 2's newest update.

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