Total War: Warhammer 2 screenshot of High Elves vs Dark Elves

While it didn't arrive with the release version of Total War: Warhammer 2, the "Mortal Empires" combined campaign map is by far the most interesting part of the sequel. As you can probably guess from the name alone, it represents a combination of the campaign maps from Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2, with the end result being an absolutely gigantic world filled with a ton of different factions to conquer.

With that in mind, I hope you can now understand just how happy I am to say that Total War: Warhammer 2's combined campaign map will be coming next week! To be more specific, you can expect to see it on October 26th alongside a massive balance patch. The exact changes and bug fixes are still unknown, but I'm sure we'll get more information in the next few days.

As for the combined campaign, there will be some significant changes to the world map and the factions that inhabit it. First and foremost, Total War: Warhammer 2 will be losing most of its superfluous factions, so Ulthuan for example won't have dozens of different High Elves fighting for power. Secondly, since a realistically combined map would mostly consist of water, Total War: Warhammer 2's continents will be pushed much closer towards Total War: Warhammer 1's landmass.

Interestingly enough, Total War: Warhammer 1's map will not be changed in any way, while Total War: Warhammer 2's fringe provinces will be cut in order to improve loading times and promote more action. You can read a little bit more about it on the official website, but for now allow me to leave you with the unofficial Mortal Empires map. Its not the prettiest map around, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. Have a look, and make sure to click on the image for the massively bigger version:

Small version of the Total War: Warhammer 2 mortal empires map