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Total War: Warhammer 2's free mortal empires campaign out now alongside gore DLC

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If you own either Total War: Warhammer or Total War: Warhammer 2 then check your Steam, because the developer has released a free update that brings factions from both games together for one giant royal rumble. 

The mortal empires campaign merges the mechanics and territories of both games into one sandbox space and contains developer Creative Assembly's largest ever map, as game director Ian Roxburgh told Tom earlier this month (opens in new tab). It won't download automatically, so head here to grab it (opens in new tab).

Alongside the new campaign, Total War: Warhammer 2 is getting some super-bloody, gore-spattered DLC. Blood for the Blood God is free for anyone that bought the identically-named DLC for the original game (opens in new tab), and lets you dismember and behead your foes or destroy them in a gory explosion if you whack them just right. 

It also adds blood spurts galore, blood-drenched UI elements and random global events that ramp up the carnage. Seriously, it's just red everywhere—check out the slow mo trailer above for more. When it's installed, cut open the game's advanced graphics settings to enable the effects.

If you don't own the DLC for the original game, then Blood for the Blood God will cost you £1.99/$2.99 on Steam (opens in new tab). If you do own and still play Total War: Warhammer but never got the gory bits then it might be worth paying for that add-on first (opens in new tab) (it's the same price) and then grabbing your resultant free download of the Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.