Open week announced for Total War: ARENA, begins today

Wargaming has announced that Total War: ARENA will get an open week, granting players full access to all the epic-scale 10-vs-10 multiplayer action. Starting today, November 24th 12:00 UTC until December 4th 09.00 UTC, anyone can sign up to lead the Romans, Barbarians or Greeks into battle and provide valuable feedback.

Those that answer the call by December 4th will automatically be granted permanent access to the closed beta to continue the fight. They will also receive three special Premium units as a gift. These gifts are a Tier 4 Auxiliary Cavalry, a Tier 4 Bloodsworn and a Tier 4 Telesillas Argives.

There will also be a range of boosts and mission rewards available to all players during the open week.

Sergei Laptenok, Total War: ARENA Product Director at Wargaming Alliance, said:

“Total War: ARENA’s open week is the perfect opportunity to really test our servers with a large number of players. Anyone can take on strategic gameplay and join massive, historical battles.”

Creative Assembly’s Game Director, Gabor Beressy added:

“The open week is another exciting step in the game’s development. We continue to be very grateful to our committed players who have been part of the development so far, and welcome new players to join the growing community.”

Total War: ARENA continues to fine-tune in-game mechanics, as well as bolster its ranks with new content. Much of this fine-tuning and gameplay balancing has been led by player feedback on the forums and other channels. As the press release reads, letting a large number of new players into the game will allow more helpful feedback. There are currently 11 commanders with unique playstyles alongside 9 historical maps. The game also features iconic locations such as Thermopylae and Hadrian’s Wall.

Those interested can download the game from the following links

North America