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Total Warhammer Chaos Faction Free For First Week Post-Release

Featuring the biggest hammer imaginable

News reaches us that Total War: Warhammer's [official site] Chaos faction will be available for free during the first week post-launch. Previously, the faction were only offered for free to those who pre-ordered, a policy which we grumbled about. Now you'll at least be able to read reviews and reactions before making a decision to spend your hard-earned without missing out on the free faction offer. There's more footage of Chaos in action below, featuring the biggest hammer I've ever seen.

The Creative Assembly's Creative Director (the most creative of men) Mike Simpson explains:

“The Chaos Warriors have proven to be hugely popular and, by extending the deadline for getting them for free by a week, we can ensure loyal fans who don’t feel like pre-ordering don’t miss out, while still rewarding early adopters whose support is really valuable to us."

The free offer will be honoured by all retailers supporting the current pre-order deal, and will run through to 6pm (BST) on May 31st. Good news.

And then there's this.

Cover image for YouTube video

My Warhammer Fantasy knowledge is clearly lacking because my reaction to seeing Kholek Suneater, the Chaos Legendary Lord in the video below, simply involved an exclamation of "what is this big bastard?"

The answer, for those not in the know, is here:

A giant Dragon Ogre who is believed to be the second oldest Dragon Ogre. He is consider a god by some and was once frozen in an ice glacier by Teclis but he was freed. It is known that during the Great war of Chaos, he was in Kul's army and was the one who destroyed Kislev's wall at the battle of Kislev's Gates.

I never really think about the name 'Warhammer' but it's a reference to that monstrous big thing Kholek's waving around, right? That is the warriest hammer I've ever seen.

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Adam wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2011-2018, rising through the ranks to become its Deputy Editor. He now works at Larian Studios on Baldur's Gate 3.