Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork showing off Bretonnia

If you ever wanted to give Total War a try, or simply see what the Warhammer universe is even all about, you can now kill two birds with one Goblin tied to a stone. I say this because the truly excellent Total War: Warhammer 2 is currently having a free weekend on Steam, and will remain free to try out until October 12th!

Should you find yourself enjoying the experience, it's also worth mentioning that both Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2 are currently on a steep discount. Total War: Warhammer 2 is 66% off which brings the price down to €20, while the original Total War: Warhammer is 75% off and thus €15.

The reason I'm even mentioning the original is because the two of them combine into one gigantic campaign map called Mortal Empires. To put it simply, you can treat the original as a major expansion for Total War: Warhammer 2 that brings with it a chunky new map to explore, plenty of new factions, and a whole bunch of legendary lords to mess around with. So if you're planning to grab Total War: Warhammer 2, snagging the original is highly recommended as well.

If you already own the two games and are currently eying the various pieces of DLC, my advice would be to go for the Rise of the Tomb Kings, Curse of the Vampire Coast and The Prophet and The Warlock. The first two add brand new factions with unique campaign mechanics and fun new gameplay ideas, while the third DLC offers some nigh-mandatory Skaven units, actual nuclear weaponry, as well as one of my favorite legendary lords in the entire game - Ikit Claw, the chief Warlock Engineer of clan Skryre!

Whatever your choice may be, I would highly advise taking Creative Assembly up on their offer and giving Total War: Warhammer 2 a bash while it's entirely free. It's already devoured hundreds and hundreds of hours of my life, so with a bit of luck, you might just find your virtual addiction as well!

Have fun, and just for good measure, I'll leave you with a trailer highlighting High Elf Batman and a really, really fat Goblin: