Total War: Three Kingdoms Introduces Dynasty Mode

Dynasty Mode coming to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS.
Dynasty Mode coming to Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. SEGA

Total War: Three Kingdoms is set to introduce a new free game mode called Dynasty Mode. This new horde-style mode lets players test their survival prowess against waves of enemies with ever-increasing difficulty levels. The catch is that players can only use an army comprised solely of three hero units.

Characters in Dynasty mode are legendarily powerful and have access to a plethora of unique abilities, from healing buffs to area-based attacks that can floor droves of soldiers in a single stroke. As your enemies fall to the might of your heroes, they grow in strength and size over time with generals taking to the field of battle every third wave in an attempt to halt your dominance. Defeating enemies earns your heroes extra points to spend on new skills between waves.

Players can also increase the challenge using the new unit size slider which allows them to drastically increase the unit size of the enemies they face from the standard 80 men up to 960 men per unit. This tests both their heroes’ skills along with the performance of players' PCs.

Dynasty Mode can be played solo or online in three-player co-op mode with friends. So how does scoring work in Dynasty Mode? Points are awarded like so:

  • Every time you damage a unit
  • Every time you kill a unit or cause them to retreat
  • At the end of a wave

Each unit is worth 1,000 points once they have been completely destroyed, with up to 20,000 points in total up for grabs following completion based on how fast you finish the wave. This bonus slowly ticks down over time, and reaches 0 if you spend 10 minutes or more trying to clear a wave.

The update that includes Dynasty Mode can be automatically downloaded for all owners of Total War: Three Kingdoms alongside the release of the Eight Princes DLC on August 8.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is a multi award-winning strategy series that recreates epic conflict across ancient China. Combining a gripping turn-based campaign game of empire-building, statecraft and conquest with stunning real-time battles, Total War: Three Kingdoms redefines the series in an age of heroes and legends.

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