Total War: Arena Launches Into Open Beta

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor February 22, 2018
Share:

After several years in development and a change in publisher, Total War: Arena is now live! Technically, it's in open beta, and not actually "launched," but since everyone can access it for free and there will be no more wipes, it's as good as launched.

As we previewed a few weeks ago, the open beta comes with a new faction, Carthage, and a pair of new commanders. As we previewed even further back, when Wargaming and Creative Assembly hosted me and other press folks at the Wargaming America offices, this is only the beginning of the game; much more, including potentially samurai and gunpowder units, could be on the horizon.

The Total War: Arena website has lots of guides to get you started, including how to deal with that pesky friendly fire. You can download and install the game here or -- if you already play Wargaming's other titles -- as part of the Wargaming launcher.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Virgil 4 years ago
Gaijin has Enlisted .... a better game as usual.... just like world of tanks vs WarTunder, WarTunder is a superior game.... so Enlisted will be better than this one :)


You May Enjoy

Apex Legends Gets A Major Update With The Launch Of Saviors

Apex Legends Gets A Major Update With The Launch Of Saviors

Players can expect a focus on team-play and a glorious map update with secrets to be found.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
AQ3D Community Manager Quits After Reporting Inappropriate/Sexual Comments Against One Of Artix Entertainment's Devs

AQ3D Community Manager Quits After Reporting Inappropriate/Sexual Comments Against One Of Artix Entertainment's Devs

Claims of sexual harassment have turned into, what seems like, a peaceful resolution.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
You Could Win A Free Trip If You Decode World Of Warships' Longest Night Of Museums Puzzle

You Could Win A Free Trip If You Decode World Of Warships' Longest Night Of Museums Puzzle

Piece together a special code from a series of articles and win an all-expenses-paid trip!

By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago
Dead By Daylight Developer Behaviour Interactive Acquires Midwinter Entertainment

Dead By Daylight Developer Behaviour Interactive Acquires Midwinter Entertainment

The deal is expected to close in June.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 15 hours ago
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Surpasses Fiscal Expectations

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Surpasses Fiscal Expectations

While still a relatively new title, the numbers don't lie.

By Aspen Pash - 20 hours ago
Starting On June 21, Fall Guys Will Be Free For All Players And Comes To Switch And XBox

Starting On June 21, Fall Guys Will Be Free For All Players And Comes To Switch And XBox

Old players and new players alike, welcome to the Blunderdome!

By Aspen Pash - 22 hours ago
See More
Live Giveaways