Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly have recently announced that the open beta for Total War: ARENA will begin on February 22nd and to celebrate the occasion, the Carthage faction will enter the fray. This will be the fourth playable faction and introduces Hannibal Barca and Hasdrubal Barca as commanders along with brand-new units and gameplay mechanics such as the formidable War Elephants. If you wish to sign up for the beta, head on over to the Total War: ARENA website and click "Download the Game" to sign up.
February 07, 2018 — Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly today announce that the Total War: ARENA Open Beta will launch February 22. To mark the occasion, the fearsome faction of Carthage descends on the battlefield. This fourth playable faction introduces legendary commanders Hannibal Barca and Hasdrubal Barca, along with brand-new units and gameplay mechanics, including the formidable War Elephants.
Hannibal Barca was not just one of Carthage’s greatest commanders—he was one of the most daunting tacticians of history. He can crack the whip and command previously slow units like elephants and heavy infantry moving, perfect for ambushes. Hasdrubal Barca, another legendary Carthage commander, can buff and debuff units. Used to aid fast, light units or hinder pesky enemies standing in your way, these skills are invaluable.
The faction of Carthage boasts strong, mobile infantry, as well as excellent skirmish cavalry. And who could forget the War Elephant in the room? They are a unit unlike anything else in Total War: ARENA, near-invulnerable and capable of trampling prone units. A real thorn in Rome’s side, Carthage excels at ambush tactics, and their speed allows them to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield, which makes them an unpredictable foe.
Total War: ARENA servers will be closed from 10:00 AM UTC February 19 until the launch of Open Beta.
If that’s got you sharpening your sword for battle, head to the official website to join the game and learn more:
Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play, team-based online strategy game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Wargaming Alliance. Part of the critically acclaimed Total War series, the game lets players step into the boots of legendary historical commanders to forge their legacy in fierce strategic combat. Total War: ARENA features massive, authentically crafted 10-vs-10 multiplayer clashes, where each player controls an army of hundreds.
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