Total War: WARHAMMER II is coming to Linux and macOS on November 20 [Update]

Total War: WARHAMMER II’s upcoming Vulkan-based macOS and Linux port will be releasing on November 20, as announced today by Feral Interactive. Originally developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, the game launched for Windows via Steam in September last year.

Here are the minimum specifications required to run the game on Linux:

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.4GHz
GPU: 2GB Nvidia GTX 680 or better, 2GB AMD R9 285 (GCN 3rd Gen) or better
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 52GB

As for those on macOS, here’s a list of supported Mac models:

  • All 13" MacBook Pros released since 2016
  • All 15" MacBook Pros released since Late 2013 with a 2.3GHz processor or better
  • All 21.5" iMacs released since Late 2017
  • All 27" iMacs released since Late 2013 with a 2GB graphics card or better
    • Late 2012 models with a 2GB Nvidia 680MX graphics card are also supported
  • All 27" iMac Pros released since Late 2017
  • All Mac Pros released since Late 2013

Additionally, these Mac models are capable of running the game, but as per Feral, “do not consistently meet the standards required for official support”:

  • All 15" MacBook Pros released since Late 2013
  • All 21.5" iMacs released since Late 2013 with a 2.7GHz processor or better

Feral Interactive also ported the first game in the series – Total War: WARHAMMER – to Linux and macOS in 2016. At the time of its launch, the Linux port received a fair bit of criticism due to its inability to play multiplayer across platforms. It’s unclear whether this port will suffer with that same issue.

Steam is also strangely absent from the announcement of this port, with Feral directing those interested in pre-ordering the ported version to its own store. This means that those who have already purchased the game on Steam may not receive its Linux and macOS version automatically. We have reached out to Feral Interactive for clarification.

At the Feral Interactive store, Total War: WARHAMMER II is available for the price of $59.99. The DLCs – Curse of the Vampire Coast, Rise of the Tomb Kings, The Queen & The Crone, and Blood for the Blood God II – are also available for purchase separately.

Update: Total War: WARHAMMER II's macOS and Linux versions are now available to download and play. As confirmed by a Feral Interactive spokesperson to Neowin, they are also available via Steam, meaning that those who already own the game on that store will also be able to play on the two new platforms at no extra cost.

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