The latest DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 will introduce a new minor faction to the strategy game.
The Vampire Coast faction is an undead faction that roams the high-seas led by Arch-Commodore Luthor Harkon. They pillage ports and coastal settlements, slowly bolstering their numbers with every kill. While Games Workshop hasn’t built them out as a mainline faction, they don’t have an army book for example, the faction is still really interesting from a thematic perspective.
The ultimate goal for the faction is to dominate the high seas by taking out rival factions. Defeating enemies will eventually unlock super-powered magical artifacts that empower their ultimate weapon, the Star-Metal Harpoon, The Pirates can then use that weapon to take on the real danger of the seas, the great Merwyrm — Amanar.
Creative Assembly teased the faction a earlier this week with some cryptic messages on the Total War: Warhammer 2 subreddit, which you can find here.
As any fan would expect, the usual trappings of these unit/faction DLC packs are there. Curse of the Vampire Coast adds new units like the evil Queen Bess, as well as the massively destructive Necrofex Colossus. The pack also introduces a total of four new Legendary Lord units. The faction will have unique buildings and units as well. For example, the AI/player in control of the Dreadfleet can conquer coastal settlements and convert them into Pirate Coves, generating bonuses for their faction.
And don’t worry if you don’t want to take part in the life of an undead pirate, AI factions will get access to the Vampire Coast and related content with this DLC, that way you can take on this skeletal menace at your leisure. There are sadly no naval battles, but we do get a new game type with island battles, as well as new map types set on beaches and such.
The Curse of the Vampire Coast DLC releases on November 8. Check out the trailer for this upcoming DLC down below. Total War: Warhammer 2 is available now on PC.