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Total War: Three Kingdoms Fates Divided - What you need to know
By Sam Jones - 25th Feb 2021Games
Information on the latest pack for the hit turn-based strategy from SEGA and Creative Assembly
Ten years have passed since war broke out across Ancient China in epic Total War: Three Kingdoms - and now a new conflict has arisen in the latest DLC pack for the 'Very Positive' rated turn-based strategy game.
Total War: Three Kingdoms - Fates Divided DLC takes players into 200 CE, in which leaders Yuan Shao and Cao Cao at a crucial turning point. The bond between these childhood friends is about to break, and you're coming along for the ride!
The DLC will add a number of new units, missions and narrative events - as well as some gameplay improvements for Creative Assembly and SEGA's popular Total War title. If you're looking to expand your Three Kingdoms gameplay experience thus far, or you're looking to dive in for the first time, why not join us as we take you through what you need to know about the latest DLC pack for Total War: Three Kingdoms.
Which playable warlords will feature in the Fates Divided DLC?
There are 13 original warlords who will have new starting positions in the Total War: Three Kingdoms - Fates Divided DLC, they are:
- Liu Bei
- Shi Xie
- Liu Biao
- Cao Cao
- Ma Teng
- Yuan Shao
- Zhang Yan
- Zheng Jiang
- Mulu (Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild DLC required)
- Sun Ce (Total War: Three Kingdoms - A World Betrayed DLC required)
- Shamoke (Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild DLC required)
- Meng Huo (Total War: Three Kingdoms - The Furious Wild DLC required)
- Gong Du (Total War: Three Kingdoms - Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC required)
Playable characters in existing chapters include:
- Ma Teng 182 CE
- Yuan Shu 182 CE
- Liu Chong 194 CE (Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven DLC required)
- He Yi 194 CE (Total War: Three Kingdoms - Yellow Turban Rebellion DLC required)
Liu Yan (playable in 190 CE and 194 CE) and son Liu Zhang (200 CE) will also be added a new cross-generational faction.
What new units will be available in the Fates Divided DLC?
Creative Assembly has confirmed that Cao Cao and Yuan Shao will each receive five new unique units in the Fates Divided Chapter Pack, with Liu Yan receiving two respectively.
You'll also be able to recruit units from the Northern Army who will pledge themselves to either Cao Cao or Yuan Shao when their faction leader reaches rank seven. This will give them five Northern colonels and can be assigned to characters to access the Northern Army Units.
It's worth noting that only the character who has the colonel equipped can recruit the units. Once equipped, the colonels cannot be unequipped.
A colonel can be assigned to someone else however if the character dies - and you can steal an enemy’s colonel if you capture the character after a battle... how sly!
What free content is available in the Fates Divided DLC?
The Fates Divided DLC will introduce a "substantial cohort of additions and improvements" to Total War: Three Kingdoms, so says Creative Assembly. The '1.7 update' will include reworked faction mechanics for Cao Cao and Yuan Shao’s factions, as well as bringing in new mechanics and improvements to old systems.
This includes a new faction council system, expanded faction ranks, and imperial intrigue. The free update, along with the Fates Divided DLC, will both be available from March 11th, 2021.
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