Total War: Warhammer Welcomes the Norsca

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The Norsca, dread raiders of the frozen wastes are coming to the Old World!

Here’s the cinematic trailer for the faction:

Norsca Basics

In the far north, between the Chaos Wastes and the Sea of Claws, lies Norsca. Fanatical servants of the dark gods, they will stop at nothing to prove their primal might, in a relentless hunt for worthy foes and fresh raiding grounds.

More Information:  Norsca for Total War™: WARHAMMER® steam page

Norsca is a Race Pack for Total War™: WARHAMMER®, available to play on 10th August 2017.

Norsca Race Pack is free as an Early Adopter bonus when pre-ordering Total War™: WARHAMMER® II

Early Adopter Bonus is available from SEGA approved retailers only; please check in-store for physical retailers or here  for an exhaustive list of digital retailers and more details as to what constitutes a SEGA approved retailer.

Norska FAQ

Can you play as Norsca in Total War™: WARHAMMER® II?

No, it is DLC for the first game only. However, shortly after the launch of the second game, we will be releasing an extra combined campaign map, which is a whole new, massive campaign accessible for free by owners of both first and second games. Norsca will also eventually be playable in that combined campaign map.

Do I need to pre-order to get it?

No, you can purchase it alone if you do not wish to pre-order or buy Total War™: WARHAMMER® II in the first week:

Will it come with Free-LC?

Yes. All owners of Total War™: WARHAMMER®, regardless of whether they own the DLC, will have that race appear/update in the game and will be given new challenges to deal with in their campaigns. We are also releasing Free-LC alongside Norsca as well, stay tuned for more info shortly.

Gameplay Videos

15 minutes of gameplay.

Here’s the At-a-glance video that popped up earlier (1 minute or so):

~ Who’s rocking Total War Warhammer these days? I wonder what OTHER fringe Warhammer Fantasy factions may be added to the game? Araby?? I can always dream.


  • Uh…So…Less-than-Chaos…Yaaaaay…

    • YetAnotherFacelessMan

      Sure kid, and Imperial Guard are Less-than-Marines. You can really tell when and how deeply people invested into Fantasy. 😉

      • xD I was invested into Fantasy for a while and I know the Fimir, Mammoth and Skin-Wolves were originally Forge World exclusives (with the Fimir being one folks really wanted to be its own thing)

        • Randy Randalman

          No one else was invested in it. That’s why it (thankfully) died.

          • luke-vdv

            Something brilliantly varied and rich was replaced by an abomination, the only saving grace of which is the system it uses.

          • Schnauzer

            People seem to love the adomination.

          • luke-vdv

            People seem to like DoW III, it doesn’t make it any less terrible.

          • ZeeLobby

            Well put.

          • Sonic tooth

            If gw came out and said “we made a mistake, were bringing old world back”, youd be here saying what an awesome idea it is. You are a joke

          • Schnauzer

            That hole still burning from defeat?

          • Sonic tooth

            Maybe I should invest in a wheelchair

          • EnTyme

            The Old World also had a couple decades to build its lore (and it’s my understanding the early years of the Old World were fairly bland). The Mortal Realms is rapidly being fleshed out, and with each novel and battletome released, the lore continues to improve and grow. Given time, it’ll be every bit as good as the Old World.

          • Sonic tooth

            No it won’t because unlike the old world, the mortal realms have a “poster boy” element, I.e stormcast. This totally changes the “flavor” of this particular fantasy world. It will always revolve around them. Whereas people related to the tolkienesque “our world but not our world” vibe of the old world ( which randy constantly complains about), now we have hyper fantasy soulless He-man nonsense. The setting of whfb wasn’t the reason whfb wasn’t doing as well as it used to.

          • EnTyme

            So your reasoning is that a setting can never be good if it contains a prominent faction you dislike? Have fun with that.

          • Sonic tooth

            I suppose you’ve got me there! What can I say, maybe it will be good but i doubt it will interest me very much. I don’t enjoy the setting so far, and I’ve read some of the books. As I said, it has a flavour that I (and a lot of other people) don’t like. Its always going to be about stormcast and chaos and neither faction interests me.

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    Love the Free-LC. It lets you multiplayer with people who have the DLC, even if you don’t have it. Also, it expands world, makes it more like the original setting should be, and adds value to the base game. Good on you, CA.

  • frankelee

    So it’s the Forge World Chaos faction.

    • Sonic tooth

      All it needs is chaos dwarves. Never thought of fimir as chaos tbh

      • Moonsaves

        The Fimir are canonically an earlier race that Chaos used as their playthings, until humanity became more interesting and they were generally abandoned by the gods.

        Chaos Dwarfs do have a unit – the hellcannons are crewed by them.

        • Sonic tooth

          Yea I know that but I always imagined them having their own dark Gods. “Primeval gods of the earth” kindov thing. I’m a big fimir fan. I hope forge world release more

    • Severius_Tolluck

      It is not FW entirely. It was a faction back in pre 2003. Mainly its just marauders who are not marked by chaos. Main adversary is the Amazons. The skinwolves and Mammoths were used by chaos as well as Norse. The Norsca lists were used in the Lustria Campaign of 2004-2005 And as well as a blurb in the siege of Middenheim the year before.

  • Seienchin

    Its absolutely nonsensical and chaotic… It fits the tone of 8th edition warhammer pretty well. XD

  • benn grimm

    Oliphaunts! 🙂

  • This will be my new total war faction 🙂

  • zeno666

    If only there was a good tabletop game with miniatures from this setting…

    • Ghachii


  • EnTyme

    Oddly enough, just before this was announced last week, I started planning a Marauder and Monster themed chaos list for AoS. Just seems meant to be.