Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork of Karl Franz flying over Lizardmen

Total War: Warhammer 2's Mortal Empires campaign represents one of the biggest updates the series has seen so far. It is essentially a combination of the maps from Total War: Warhammer 1 and 2, as well as all of the Legendary Lords and the factions they lead, with the end result being an absolutely gigantic world just ripe for conquest. Given the significance of this update Creative Assembly released it to the players as soon as they were able, though unfortunately this hasty approach resulted in some major bugs and large chunks of missing content.

It was only recently that the developers have managed to fix the ridiculous Chaos AI, while most of the major changes that arrived in Total War: Warhammer 1's final update have still not made their way into Total War: Warhammer 2. This include things such as: the Warriors of Chaos design changes, Wood Elf followers, new skill trees and campaign effects for Old World Legendary Lords, the reworked Norsca faction and accompanying DLC, 30 unique Regiments of Renown that came with the Anniversary Update, and the list goes on.

With all of this in mind, you might be interested to hear that Creative Assembly has now released a brief overview of what we can expect to see in the future, and sadly, what we won't get to see for quite some time. The first and very positive bit of news is that the Reprisal Update containing most of the reworks and balance changes will be coming in the very near future. Not only that, but it will also come with some new skill-tree skills for Helman Ghorst (a character I'm betting most of you forgot even existed), the Immortality skill for Old World characters, Bordeleaux immediately being at war with Mousillon, and naturally, a bunch of bug fixes.

Norsca screenshot of Throgg smashing Empire soldiers

I hope you weren't planning on starting a Throgg campaign...

On the other hand, I'm afraid that Norsca and the 30 unique Regiments of Renown will not be making their way to Total War: Warhammer 2 until next year. No release date has been given just yet, so we might be in for quite a wait, but the one good news I can bring on this front is that we will also be getting unique starting positions for all of the Old World Legendary Lords!

This delay is obviously a bit of a surprise since everyone expected Norsca to arrive as a part of the upcoming patch, but what puzzles me the most is what in the world is happening at Creative Assembly. They have shown that they are perfectly capable of introducing DLC factions into Total War: Warhammer 2 with the Beastmen and Wood Elves, so what is it about Norsca that makes it such a monumental task to port? I doubt we'll ever get a concise answer, but here's to hoping that these issues do not continue into Total War: Warhammer 2's future as they would be an unfortunate blemish on an otherwise excellent game.