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Best bros Ajax and Diomedes are coming to A Total War Saga: Troy

A hulking giant and his dashing young boyfriend are coming to A Total War Saga: Troy with the game's next piece of DLC, Ajax & Diomedes.

Arriving on January 28, the two Homeric heroes march on Troy leading two new factions, Ajax' home city of Salamis and Diomedes' Argos. Like the beefy lad himself, Salamis focusses on heavy walls of defensive infantry wielding massive shields. Argos, meanwhile, uses swift flanking units to compliment a solid core of all-round infantry blocks.

This month's DLC also introduces Paragon units, "extra-special" units that may come with powerful auras, abilities, or simply smack up enemies a whole lot harder. Diomedes, for instance, can train up any sort of Paragon he likes under the watchful tutelage of the Epigoni, while Ajax can round out his roster by recruiting units like the brutally powerful myrmidons.

A new Thebes battle map and a special Troy-conquering event (Stealing The Palladium) are also arriving as part of the DLC. There's a few goodies for folks who don't pick it up, mind, with a free update introducing Hephaestus, the God of Blacksmiths and Volcanoes—letting you more easily replenish units with equipment and bolster armies with Divine Craftsmen. 

Ajax & Diomedes arrives on the Epic Games Store this January 28, and will come to Steam when the game's Epic exclusivity wraps up later this autumn. Sure, Troy's pantheon isn't as saucy as Hades, but I look forwards to seeing folks using the game's photo mode to snap some candid pics of these buff Greek bros.

Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time—and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and having herself developed critically acclaimed small games like Can Androids Pray, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She's also played for a competitive Splatoon team, and unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.