Total War: Arena will go offline in February of next year, one year after entering Open Beta. A collaborative effort between Creative Assembly and Wargaming.net, the free-to-play title failed to meet expectations.The team working on it will be moved to other Total War projects, while “ARENA’s technological advancements will continue to be part of Total War development going forward.”.
Total War: Arena players will be rewarded for their time spent with the game. Creative Assembly is offering one free piece of Total War content to Arena players on the Wargaming Game Center. They can choose between Total War: Medieval II - Definitive Edition, Hannibal at the Gates (Total War: Rome II DLC), Age of Charlemagne (Total War: Attila DLC) and Grim and the Grave (Total War: Warhammer DLC).
Wargaming.net plans to reward those who’ve played over 100 battles in Total War: Arena with 30 days of Premium Account time for World Of Tanks, World Of Warships or World of Warplanes. In order to receive it, all that needs doing is logging in to any of the three titles.
Total War: Arena’s in-game store remains open until February 22, 2019 when the game will go offline. Real-money purchases and the registering of new accounts are both disabled as of today.
A final patch went live today, in an attempt to make it possible to find matches even if player population drops to low numbers. While its first foray into free-to-play territory didn't work out, Total War fans still have Warhammer 2 to keep them busy until Three Kingdoms takes the series to Ancient China next year.