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Total War: Warhammer 2 adding fan favorites Gotrek and Felix for free

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The trollslayer Gotrek Gurnisson and his poet-turned-mercenary ally Felix Jaeger are the heroes of a long-running series of Warhammer stories (opens in new tab), and a much-demanded addition to the Total War: Warhammer games. Creative Assembly have announced that we'll be getting our wish, and the previously teased "old friends" free DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 will include Gotrek as a recruitable Legendary Lord with Felix as a Hero-level character accompanying him.

Here's how it works according to the FAQ (opens in new tab). If you're playing Dwarfs, Empire, or Bretonnia and you've got the DLC installed Gotrek and Felix will appear on the campaign map, from which you'll be able to recruit them. You can either add troops for them to command or march the duo around on their own. After "around 20 turns" they'll leave so Gotrek can pursue his doom, but return later and may even have leveled up while off having adventures. Though the FAQ also says, "Just be wary of any enemies they may have made while they’ve been away…"

Gotrek and Felix won't appear in multiplayer campaigns, but can be deployed in custom battles.

To get the DLC you can either buy a print copy of Games Workshop's White Dwarf magazine from September 20 to get a code, or wait until October 17 at which point they'll appear along with the other freebies available from the Total War Access (opens in new tab) section of the official site.

Oh, and just like in the recent audio drama Realmslayer, Gotrek's being voiced by Brian motherfucking Blessed

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.