Popular real-time strategy game Total War Saga: Troy is receiving a new expansion complete with a major free update to mark the title’s Steam release. This upcoming expansion will add several new game modes for players to delve into that will explore different aspects of the game, such as its mythological and historical elements. A new Mythos Mode builds upon the fantastical units and monsters featured within Total War Saga: Troy. Additionally, the Historical Mode will balance the core gameplay by incorporating history and realism in its experience.
Mythology Removed for a New Historical Experience
Attention is brought to Total War Saga: Troy’s Historical Mode, which is something fans have been wanting since the title’s original release. The Historical Mode removes key units in favor of bodyguards for every hero. Furthermore, the development team has also had to look at each ability and either change or replace them to feel more authentic. Included with the new Historical Mode will be various event chains and event rewards that have been changed to allow players to opt for something more realistic and immersive.
“It’s been a process of defining which are reasonable to have as an ability of a larger unit like this,” the developer update on the Total War blog says, “and which are simply too fantastical to be historically authentic.” As of its announcement, this has impacted every hero across every faction and basically means a complete rebalance of units for use in the Historical Mode.
Responding to a Long-Awaited Addition
Overhauls within Troy mostly comprise of the logistical systems, adding an all-new administration mechanic amidst the units and ability changes. Features like these are just a few of the highlights to come, and Creative Assembly will provide a full list of changes coming when the patch notes drop closer to the expansion’s launch. The add-on and update prove to be truly promising, providing something new to look forward to for the late Bronze Age RTS.
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