Throgg from Total War: Warhammer's Norsca DLC

Instead of the usual pre-order bonus Total War: Warhammer 2 will be giving everyone who purchases the game before or within the first week of launch access to the newly revealed Norsca faction. More importantly, you won't have to wait until Total War: Warhammer 2 arrives in order to play as the demonic vikings and their beastly minions - they will be coming to the original Total War: Warhammer on August 10th!

Like all other Factions that came before them, Norsca will bring with it two distinct tribes with their own Legendary Lords (Wulfrik the Wanderer and Throgg), a whole bunch of new units and mechanics, as well as the ability to align yourself to a specific god of Chaos! While the combat reveal has not yet arrived, Creative Assembly did just post a rather lengthy gameplay video showcasing the Norsca campaign and its mechanics, so if you're interested in seeing what they have to offer you'll find the video right below. Have a look:

All I can say to this is that Norsca appears to be twice as polished as Chaos itself, which while slightly annoying given the significance of Chaos is nonetheless excellent in terms of gameplay. The north side of the map is criminally underplayed until the later stages of the campaign, so to have a faction as interesting as Norsca located there is definitely a huge boon to Total War: Warhammer! Hopefully poor ol' Chaos will be getting this type of update in the near future as well, they sure could use it.

To learn more about Norsca and its units I would recommend heading over to Steam as Creative Assembly has detailed every single aspect of the faction. And finally, it is also worth mentioning that you don't have to buy Total War: Warhammer 2 or the Norsca DLC individually in order to enjoy all of this new content - it will all be added to the game for free. So while you might not be able to play as the savage northerners yourself, you will at least be able to make some nice and warm capes from all of their war beasts!