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Total War: Arena

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Creative Assembly
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2015

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'Total War: Arena' Launches Another Open Beta Week

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2018 @ 5:55 p.m. PST

Total War: Arena is a free to play spin-off for the Total War strategy series, offering players the chance to pitch history’s greatest commanders and their armies against each other in massive team-based battles, mixing elements of RTS and MOBA gameplay.

Total War: Arena represents a new direction for the Total War franchise, and is in development by a dedicated team at Creative Assembly, focused on a purely multiplayer experience.

Each player controls three units of warriors, led by an iconic commander from history, each with their own battle style.  Players level up commanders and units to open up more specialist skills, weaponry, armor and abilities.  Decisive strategies, combat tactics and teamwork decide who is victorious.

Gather your troops and prepare your battle plans, as more fresh recruits and fearless warriors are coming to the battlefield with our second Open Week!

All players with a Wargaming account will have access to the Total War: ARENA Closed Beta Test from Friday February 2 at 12:00 UTC until Monday February 12 at 09:00 UTC. That’s over a week of prime battle time, so throw yourself in and join the fray! Go to the ‘Download Game’ section of our portal, and follow the instructions on how to download the Game Center and install Total War: ARENA.

To play the game you will need to accept and install the EasyAntiCheat system. You can find everything you need to know about this software here.

During the Open Week, we’ll be running a few different missions to provide your troops with more experience, and more silver to pay for equipment. This should ensure you have the best possible start as you begin your own legend in Total War: ARENA! You can learn more about the missions here.

We haven’t even mentioned our Immortals program yet! You can looks forward to taking advantage of the initiative’s increased bonuses while playing the game during Closed Beta.

For our fresh recruits, we recommend following the tutorial, and then playing against the AI to become familiar with the game and some of its intricacies before pitting yourselves against more experienced Commanders in online battles.

You can also find a lot of useful guides to help you with your first steps. Here’s a selection of some of our most helpful guides for new recruits:

We’re eager to read your tales of victories and your thoughts about the game during the Open Week on our Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and on Reddit.

New players who redeem the code below (before Feb. 5, 2018) will earn 500 Gold and 7 days of Premium Account time to get started.


  • TWAEUOW (EU server)
  • TWANAOW(USA server)


  1. Click the button to download the Wargaming Game Center
  2. When the Game Center has been installed, select the 'All Games' tab, and then select the 'Total War: ARENA' icon to begin installing the game.
  3. Go to the Premium Shop to redeem the code on the account you wish to use to play Total War: ARENA.
  4. Click 'PLAY' on the Total War: ARENA tab in the Game Center, sign in using your account, and have fun!

Key Features:

  • Team-based strategy with epic-scale real-time battles.
  • Built for multiplayer RTS fans: fast 10v10 battles where decisive strategies, combat tactics and teamwork will decide who is victorious.
  • Each player controls three units of warriors led by an iconic commander from history, each with their own battle style. Choose from Alexander the Great, Leonidas, Germanicus, Caesar and more.
  • Deep progression layer – level up Commanders and units to open up even more specialist skills, weaponry, armor and abilities.
  • Total War’s award-winning tactical battle gameplay, refined purely for multiplayer.
  • Play for free – with option for in-game purchases to customize units and speed progression.

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