Total War: Warhammer

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Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Publishers
Sega
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Release dates
Windows May 24, 2016
Linux November 22, 2016[2]
macOS (OS X) April 18, 2017[3]
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Series Warhammer, Total War
Total War: Warhammer on HowLongToBeat
Total War: Warhammer on IGDB
Total War: Warhammer on MobyGames
Total War: Warhammer on Wikipedia
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General information

Official forums
Official support page
Total War Wiki - A wiki for the series
Total War Center - A large fan site for the series with an active modding community
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All Windows versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[4]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Blood for the Blood God
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Bretonnia Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Call of the Beastmen
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Chaos Warriors
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Grey Wizard Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Grombrindal The White Dwarf Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Isabella von Carstein Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Jade Wizard Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Krell Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Norsca
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Realm of The Wood Elves
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Grim and the Grave
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The King and the Warlord
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Wurrzag Free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer\Scripts\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Total War Warhammer/preferences
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer\Save Games\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Total War Warhammer/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/The Creative Assembly/Warhammer/save_games/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game basic video settings.
In-game basic video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[5]
4K Ultra HD
Scaling is added with a patch, however you might get issues with fonts depending on in-game language
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Already borderless if windowed mode is set at native resolution
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Trilinear, and anisotropic filtering (2-16 samples).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, MSAA (x2, x4, x8)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Main Menu is locked to 30 fps, rest of the game is unlocked by default
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech, and effect sliders
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

VR support[edit]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Co-op, Versus
Multiplayer campaigns only support 2 players. In Custom Battles, up to 8 players can play at the same time.
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus
Multiplayer campaigns only support 2 players. In Custom Battles, up to 8 players can play at the same time.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12.4
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 37 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 600 series
AMD Radeon Rx 200 series
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.10 (64bit), SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 29 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 270
1 GB of VRAM
Intel graphics cards are not officially supported.
AMD graphics cards are not officially supported on SteamOS.
AMD graphics cards require the Mesa 13.0.1 driver compiled using LLVM 3.9 or newer.

References