Total War: Elysium’s closed beta ends this month. To thank the players who participated, the developer Creative Assembly offers a free game. The choice is limited to four strategy games: the three older titles in the Total War series, and the 2019 Total War: Three Kingdoms.
On the official website blog, anyone who joined the beta before December 9th can get one of four specific games from the entire history of Total War. The definitive editions of Total War: Napoleon, Total War: Empire, Total War: Medieval 2 released between 2006 and 2010 are available, or Total War: Three Kingdoms since last year. Perhaps the logic is that you’re an old fan and then expired in a new release, or you’ve come to Creative Assembly’s work relatively recently and want to immerse yourself in the back catalog.
Players have been pushing Total War: Elysium at a closed beta pace since May when the free-to-play CCG was announced. This test period ends on December 17, at which point Elysium will be offline and Creative Assembly will begin processing all feedback. “We made a lot of improvements, added some powerful new generals, and played a tense game with you in the process of the closed beta,” the post reads. “In addition, we’ve received a lot of feedback on every aspect of the game. We’ll do everything while offline and further improve Elysium in case we come back.”
To use the free game, copy your Elysium user ID in the settings menu and then go to your Total War Access account or link your Steam account and enter your Elysium ID number. Total War: Elysium was scheduled to be released this year, but it was clearly pushed back. Card games will be available on PC and mobile.
Creative Assembly announced Total War: Troy earlier this year, revealing that the studio is working on a new IP in November. Once you have Total War: Three Kingdoms, here’s a guide to all the DLC.