Deus Vult! Total War: ARENA Closed Beta Begins

Commanders can now march for glory and honor across ancient battlefields

The lines have been drawn and the war horns have been sounded, which means Total War: ARENA is now ready for its Closed Beta Test (CBT) to begin. Right out of the gate, budding tacticians have three factions at their disposal: Romans, Greeks, and Barbarians, featuring ten iconic commanders from Caesar, Leonidas, and, new for the CBT—Boudica.

Commanders can get to grips with 140+ units, covering archers, spearmen, blade-wielders, siege units, and more. Boudica also brings with her an entirely new Barbarian Army Tech Tree to progress through, including fearsome Wardogs to take a bite out of the enemy. With different playstyles for each unit, faction, and commander, players have a wealth of tactical options at their disposal to master nine battlefields such as Hadrian’s Wall and Thermopylae.

We’re all extremely excited to reach this benchmark of Closed Beta,” said Sergei Laptenok Total War: ARENA Product Director at Wargaming. “It’s thanks to the players who helped us out in the Alpha and the team’s hard work that we’ve come this far. Now, we want those Alpha players to join the CBT, so we can continue improving the game and introducing awesome content in the future.

The Closed Beta launch marks the start of an exciting new phase for Total War: ARENA,” said Gabor Beressy, Total War: ARENA Game Director at Creative Assembly. “We look forward to welcoming more players and sharing new content with them.

To kick-start their conquest, players can grab Founder Packs containing tons of timed-exclusive units, cosmetics, in-game currency and Premium Account time to get the most out of each battle.

To say thanks to all Alpha players who provided valuable feedback to enhance Total War: ARENA, the team have automatically included them into CBT. With the lifting of the game’s NDA, players can share their battle stories online with their friends and the community.

About Total War™

Multi-million-selling Total War is one of the most critically-acclaimed series in gaming; now over 15 years old. A drive for historical authenticity and superb gaming quality has helped establish the franchise as one of the most successful PC games of all time. Alongside the core historical-based games, the Total War series has expanded to include free-to-play mobile (Total War Battles™: KINGDOM) and PC titles (Total War™: ARENA), currently in development. Their dedicated development teams are joined by those working on Total War: WARHAMMER and future Total War titles. Total War’s website is located at www.totalwar.com.

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