The Armies of WAR Prepare to Go Berserk Over Dwarf Slayer and Orc Choppa
Careers, New 'Land of the Dead' Dungeon Zone, and Live Events
Fairfax, Va.- Jan 29, 2009 - Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts
Inc. studio, today announced the new "Call to Arms" live expansion for its
award-winning MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR). Call to Arms
will introduce an array of new content for WAR players, including two highly
anticipated new careers - the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer - and a new
dungeon zone called "Land of the Dead," set in the desert realm of the Tomb
The Call to Arms live expansion, set to roll out for free in early March and
running through the beginning of June, will also include three in-game live
events, a new Realm vs. Realm (RvR) Scenario, added functionality to the Realm
Wars section of the WAR website, the opening of the official WAR Forums, and a
new free trial version of the game.
"The launch of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was only the first step in our
ongoing quest to make a great MMORPG that players will enjoy for years to come.
Over the next few months, we are going to be treating our players to the first
of our 'live expansions' planned for the game," said Mark Jacobs, VP and general
manager of Mythic Entertainment. "With the addition of new careers and a huge
Tomb Kings dungeon that is the spiritual successor to the Dark Age of Camelot
dungeon, Darkness Falls, Call to Arms is an outstanding example of the massive
amount of free content we are committed to delivering to WAR players now and in
Call to Arms Live Expansion Schedule:
- 'Call to Arms: Bitter Rivals' Live Event (March): Successful completion
allows head start access to the new Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer careers. The
event will also include the new Chaos-themed RvR Scenario, Twisting Tower.
- Two New Careers Join WAR (March): The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer answer
the Call to Arms.
- 'Call to Arms: Beyond the Sands' Live Event (April): Details to be
- 'Call to Arms: Rise of the Tomb Kings' Live Event (May): The race
between Order and Destruction players begins to unlock the Land of the Dead
for their Realm.
- 'Land of the Dead' Opens (June): The deserts of Nehekhara open to
players with the addition of a new RvR-gated dungeon zone. To gain access to
the Land of the Dead, opposing Realms must battle for control of the zone to
access dozens of new Public Quests, instanced lairs, and a massive new Tomb
Kings dungeon to plunder in search of the Casket of Souls.
More details on these and other new features soon to invade the Age of
Reckoning will be revealed as the launch of Call to Arms grows near.
Bitter Rivals Answer the Call to Arms!
The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer may be bitter enemies, but they have at least
one thing in common: they live, eat, and breathe close-quarters melee combat.
Choppas are ornery and savage, with a one track mind dead set on bashin' heads!
This savage dedication makes them ferocious fighters, wreaking havoc throughout
enemy lines purely for the sake of satisfying their own self-indulgent
The Slayer is driven by a solemn oath to atone for past sins through an
honorable death in combat. However, Dwarfs are a stubborn folk and dying quietly
is simply not in their nature. Slayers therefore become ruthless and terrifying
fighters, throwing themselves into battle with no regard for their own
"The Orc Choppa and Dwarf Slayer are two of the most iconic characters in the
Warhammer universe, and I have no doubt WAR fans will go berserk for them," said
Jeff Hickman, executive producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. "Choppas
represent the pure anarchy that the Greenskins embody, and the crazed, mohawk-sporting
Slayers are their ideal archenemy. It won't be long before you see both of them
adding a new level of insanity to the Age of Reckoning!"
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online:
Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm conflict that will
provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now
for PC, WAR is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.
To answer the Call to Arms and learn more about the live expansion, as well as
the new careers, read the January issue of the WAR monthly newsletter at
About Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join
hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online:
Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark
Age of Camelot. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for
the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins,
Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and
sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating
magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your
brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your
Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of
Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and unleash your inner
mutation; the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
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