Play the Total War: ARENA Closed Beta Test Now!

Alea iacta est.
— Gaius Julius Caesar


A strike of lightning cleaves the sky; you feel the tremors of its devastating crash travel through your bones, to your core, to your very essence. Everything, all of your patience, hard work and training, has been building up to this. The arena is open, and the gods are ready for a show. So come on… let’s give them one.

We are proud to announce that the Closed Beta Test for Total War: ARENA is live now.

The Closed Beta Test (CBT) is the next exciting stage in the development cycle of Total War: ARENA, and it’s one that we get to share with you, our brave and brilliant Commanders. The CBT will be active around-the-clock, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for quite a while!

If you want to take part, you can take advantage of our newly released Founder Packs. Exclusively available to early adopters of the game, five bundles are now available from the Total War: ARENA Premium Shop which grant Closed Beta access, a Premium Account to accelerate the amount of in-game currency and XP earned, Premium units, customization items, as well as gold to spend on new units, upgrades, and customisation options for your favourite commanders and units.

Introduced in Alpha 10 to complete the gamut of Barbarian Commanders, Boudica and her new unit, the Wardogs, will be available to play in the CBT, alongside every Commander and unit announced and featured in every previous build of Total War: ARENA to date.

We are also incredibly excited to announce that the non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which was in place for all previous Alpha sessions, has been lifted. You are now completely free to stream and share images and video of your experiences in Total War: ARENA with the wider world, which we wholeheartedly encourage you to do!

As Total War: ARENA is still in development, we really appreciate your cooperation as we strive to make this game the very best it can be. If you have any feedback about the game, or spot any pesky bugs you would like us to throw to the Titans, either head over to the support page to open a ticket, or let us know on the official forum.

You can keep yourself up to date with all the latest news and announcements about Total War: ARENA by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and checking out our Instagram!

We have plenty of surprises and content prepared throughout the duration of the Closed Beta Test that we will announce in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to see everyone locked in glorious, god-pleasing combat in the arena, and we sincerely hope you have a blast as you join us for the next stage of our journey!

See you on the battlefield!

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