Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly have announced that the Total War: ARENA open beta will launch on 22 February.
To mark the occasion, the fearsome faction of Carthage descends on the battlefield. This fourth playable faction introduces legendary commanders Hannibal Barca and Hasdrubal Barca, along with brand-new units and gameplay mechanics, including the formidable War Elephants.
Hannibal Barca was not just one of Carthage’s greatest commanders—he was one of the most daunting tacticians of history. He can crack the whip and get previously slow units like elephants and heavy infantry moving, which is perfect for ambushes. Hasdrubal Barca, another legendary Carthage commander, can both buff and debuff units. Used to aid fast, light units or hinder pesky enemies standing in your way, these skills are invaluable.
Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly both mention that Carthage boasts strong, mobile infantry, as well as excellent skirmish cavalry. The faction excels at ambush tactics, and their speed allows them to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield, which makes them an unpredictable foe.
More information about Total War: ARENA and the open beta can be found on the official site. Let us know if you’ll be playing it!