Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork of Karl Franz attacking Lizardmen

Total War: Warhammer 2 has recently been updated with the Mortal Empires campaign. It brought with it a massive world that consists of campaign maps from Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2, as well as all of the Legendary Lords and factions they lead. The end result, as you might imagine, is a world filled to the brim with battles to fight, regions to conquer, and ancient enemies to annihilate.

However, while the concept behind Mortal Empires is beyond amazing, the actual campaign arrived alongside a plethora of bugs, some of which are so major they can completely ruin a playthrough. For example, the massive Chaos and Norsca invasions do not declare war on anyone but the player, which means you have to fight off an absolutely gigantic stack of armies without a single shred of help. Its not exactly fun or fair, which is why I'm very glad to say that the newest beta build has now corrected the issue.

You can find the full patch notes over at the official website, but here's the short version: invasions now start at war with every faction besides Chaos and Beastmen, while High Elves and Lizardmen are now apart of the "Shield of Civilization" group and gain diplomacy bonuses when the End Times come. On a slightly different note, you'll also be glad to hear that performance has been improved and some of the crashes fixed.

This update will come to the full version relatively soon, but if you would like to help Creative Assembly test all of the changes, as well as improve your current campaign, you should head on over to Steam to join the beta. Simply click on Total War: Warhammer 2, go into properties->betas, and then select mortal_empires_pte from the dropdown menu. That's it! If the download doesn't start immediately, simply restart Steam and it'll pop up.

Its also worth mentioning that all of these changes are save-game compatible, so you won't have to restart your campaign. However, if there is a Chaos invasion already present they will still beeline straight for your lands. On the positive, if you go with a slightly earlier save file everything will work just as planned. Have fun, and make sure to post any feedback on the official forums.

Total War: Warhammer 2 screenshot of a Carnasaur