Total War Warhammer Editions FAQ


What different versions of Total War: WARHAMMER are there?

Total War: WARHAMMER will be available in the standard edition, Limited Edition and the extremely rare High King Edition. In addition, February 2017 will see the release of the Old World Edition.


In February 2017 we will be releasing a new edition of Total War: WARHAMMER with selected high street retailers. The big news is that it comes with a new playable race – Bretonnia. Why should you care if you already own Total War: WARHAMMER? Because you can download the Bretonnia Race Pack for free then too!

A contrast of lowly peasant masses and proud knightly orders, the feudal kingdom of Bretonnia features a host of powerful units and is lead into battle by a choice of three playable Legendary Lords; King Louen Leoncoeur, Alberic of Bordeleaux and the Fay Enchantress. More details about this iconic Warhammer Fantasy Battles Race will be revealed in the new year.

We’ve answered some of the most likely questions below.

What’s in the Total War: WARHAMMER – Old World Edition? It is the original game, plus the Bretonnia Race Pack and an exclusive novella, ‘The Prince of Altdorf’ by Total War Writer Andy Hall.

Does it come with all the DLC? Is it a GoTY or Gold version? No, it’s the original game and the Bretonnia Race Pack, and all the free-LC we’ve released to date of course. There are no plans to release a Gold or GoTY version of the game currently.

Why are you releasing this Edition? It’s a great opportunity to mark the inclusion of a great and iconic Warhammer Fantasy Battles race, and a great point for anyone who hasn’t dived into the Total War: WARHAMMER game yet to get on board.

What will existing players get? If you already own Total War: WARHAMMER, your game will be updated, and you will see the Bretonnia Race Pack available for free download in the Steam store. However, ‘The Prince of Altdorf’ novella is only available with physical copies of the game.

You said Bretonnia was coming this year, why is it delayed till February? As we mentioned at the time, our free content plan is subject to change, and we took the opportunity of repackaging the game to add in more content for Bretonnia, with additional units and a third Legendary Lord for example.

Is anymore DLC coming for Total War: WARHAMMER? Yes, our next major DLC expansion, and the next Free-LC is due before Christmas. It is growing now, there will be more news soon.

Will there be any more Free-LC after Bretonnia? Yes, checkout our latest Free Content schedule for a hint:

What are the differences between these editions?

The High King Edition is modelled on the legendary Book of Grudges, and will ship in a large ornate presentation box, featuring metallic gold and 3D sculpted detail in the iconic Dwarfen style. Contained within is a host of treasures guaranteed to sate the gold-lust of the mightiest Dwarfen High King. Including:

  • The Grudge Ring
    • The ring comes in a men's size 11 which is the average. It will ship with a leatherette thong/strand so it can be worn around the neck too
  • Slayers Whetstone Pendant
  • Dwarfen Drinking Horn and Stand
    • The Drinking Horn is for both practical and display use and holds a full pint of liquid to be quaffed at your leisure
  • Canvas Map
  • Integrated Art Book
  • Metal Pak™ case
  • Insider guide
  • Chaos Warriors Race Pack

Chaos Warrior DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER, Now Free Week One

We’d like to announce that the Chaos Warriors Race pack will now be offered free to players who purchase Total War: WARHAMMER in the first week on sale, as well as if you pre-order.

By extending the free period deadline by a week past launch, we can make sure more people who don’t feel like pre-ordering don’t miss out.

But at the same time we still get to reward early adopters, who’s support is so valuable to us.

Retailers who are currently supporting the pre-order will continue offering the DLC for free into the first week, with the free period coming to an end at 18:00 BST on the 31st May.

Catch the Chaos Warriors in action in this new Let’s Play video, featuring the titanic Kholek Suneater. Swathed in lightning and wielding a hammer the size of a building, Suneater is the most ancient of the Dragon Ogres and one of the Legendary Lords available to play as in the Chaos Warriors Race Pack. [VIDEO LINK]

Brief Q&A below which will help answer some questions:


What’s a ‘participating retailer’? Any retailer that is already offering the Chaos Warriors Race Pack as a Pre-order will also be making it available for free to people who buy the game during the first week on sale. You should always check with your preferred retailer to make sure though.

Does this affect the contents of the Collector’s Edition? No, the Chaos Warriors will still be included in that Edition.

When will the free Chaos Warrior Race Pack offer end? At 18:00 BST on the 31st May 2016.

Has the release date for the game changed? No, the game will still release on the 24th May 2016.

Will reviews still come out before launch? Yes, absolutely, we will be able to tell you when soon.

Will there be preloading for the title on Steam? Yes there will, we will be able to announce when shortly.

Find out more about the High King Edition

Alongside the extremely rare High King Edition, a Limited Edition will also be available at select retailers. This version includes the metal case and the Insider Guide detailed above in the High King Edition.

Find out more about the Limited Edition

The Standard Edition contains the main game only.

All pre-orders of the Standard or Limited Edition from participating retailers will include the Chaos Warriors Race Pack.

All copies of the High King Edition will include the Race Pack.

Where can I pre-order them?

We’ll be keeping a list of links to where you can pre-order the various different editions.

See links below:

Standard Edition

- Link coming soon

Limited Edition

- Link coming soon

High King Edition

The High King Edition is available exclusively from KOCH Media Limited

Find out more about the High King Edition

How much do the different Editions cost?

Costs will vary by retailer. See links below:

Standard Edition

- Link coming soon

Limited Edition

- Link coming soon

High King Edition

The High King Edition is available exclusively from KOCH Media Limited

Find out more about the High King Edition

In which countries is the High King Edition available?

  • UK
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • USA/Canada
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Australia

Why is the High King Edition not available in my county?

We’re really sorry, either due to legal, logistical, rating, distribution or other unavoidable problem we can’t officially supply the High King Edition in your country. Rest assured we would absolutely do so if we could, and again, sorry that we can’t.

How much is post and Packaging for the High King Edition?

Post and packaging costs vary by country. See guide below:

  • £9.99 - UK
  • £18.50 – Republic of Ireland, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands
  • £22.50 - Poland, Czech, Hungary, Iceland, Norway
  • £33.50 - USA/Canada
  • £29.99 - Australia
  • £19.99 - Austria, Switzerland

How and when will it be delivered?

It will go out via ‘signed-for’ delivery to arrive on release day unless factors outside Koch's reasonable control prevent this from happening, in which case the customer will be promptly notified assuming that Koch know of the delay once it has passed the goods to the courier.

Is Koch Media connected to

Yes, the payment on your bank statement may reference or Koch Media Ltd.

What if I want to cancel or there is something wrong?

Please contact KOCH Media if you have any questions in relation to your order.

Is it possible to refund my order?

It is not possible to refund your order for this limited edition product. Please see our Terms and Conditions

When is the payment taken?

Payment is taken immediately.

Can I have a receipt for my payment?

Yes, receipts are available on request. Please contact us on with your order reference.

Which language will the mini strategy guide be in?

The mini strategy guide is currently available in English, French and German.

Is it possible for me to change my order delivery address?

Yes. Please send requests for delivery address changes to with your order reference. Please note that the new delivery address must be within the same country as the original delivery address.

List of Retailers

Total War™: WARHAMMER® is available for pre-purchase through Steam. Below is a list of alternate retailers stocking both the Standard and Limited Editions. We will endeavour to add to this list frequently and keep it up to date.

Region Total War™: WARHAMMER® Total War™: WARHAMMER® - Limited Edition
US Sega Store
UK Sega Store Amazon UK (Digital Download)
Amazon UK
Sweden WebHallen (Digital Download)
Norway CDon.No
Denmark WebHallen
Spain Sega Store
New Zealand
Italy Sega Store
Germany Sega Store MediaMarkt
France Sega Store
Australia Sega Store