The Rise of the Tomb Kings (not to be confused with Rise of the Tomb Raider) campaign pack for Total War: Warhammer 2 will be released 23rd January 2018.

There's no story this time but rather two extra legendary lords, bringing the pack's total to four. And they sound very snazzy. There's:

  • Settra the Imperishable, the king of kings, who doesn't need to rest in a sarcophagus and has an unlockable Warsphinx and Chariot of the Gods mount.
  • High Queen Khalida, who can reduce all forms of corruption, buff ammunition for ranged units in her faction and grant poison attacks.
  • Grand Hierophant Khatep, a Liche Priest who buffs Dynasty research rates, improves casualty replenishment and army movement, and can recruit more Liche Priests and at a higher rank.
  • Arkhan the Black, a Liche King, who gets on well with vampires so his regions never suffer from Vampiric corruption. His heroes get melee attack and defence bonuses and his armies get a boost to their Winds of Magic Power Reserve.

You'll be able to play Rise of the Tomb Kings in both the Eye of the Vortex and Mortal Empires campaigns, but the Tomb Kings' goals are to find the nine Books of Nagash. Each one will grant you a campaign bonus apparently.

The Tomb Kings' armies sound formidable. They can do Mummy-related things like shroud their territory in sandstorms, and when enough of their warriors have fallen they can mass-heal and resurrect.

The Rise of the Tomb Kings campaign pack will cost 14. It's discounted currently to 12.60.

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