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Total War: Arena's closed beta begins

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Total War: Arena is ready to start its closed beta testing. New commander - Boudica - brings a new Barbarian Army Tech Tree. All players who took part in the Alpha have been automatically included into CBT.

Total War: Arena is ready for its closed beta. The participants will have a choice: Romans, Greeks, or Barbarians. Each faction will come with its own commander such as Caesar, Leonidas, and Boudica. The queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe is a new addition for the closed beta.

Commanders will be in charge of more than 140 units, covering archers, spearmen, blade-wielders, siege units, and more. Boudica also brings a new Barbarian Army Tech Tree for players to progress through. Her army tech tree includes Wardogs that can take a bite out of the enemy. Each unit, faction and commander has its own playstyle so the players have an assortment of tactical options at their disposal to master nine battlefields such as Hadrian’s Wall and Thermopylae.

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"We’re all extremely excited to reach this benchmark of Closed Beta,” said Sergei Laptenok Total War: Arena Product Director at Wargaming. "It’s thanks to the players who helped us out in the Alpha and the team’s hard work that we’ve come this far. Now, we want those Alpha players to join the CBT, so we can continue improving the game and introducing awesome content in the future."

All players who took part in the Alpha have been automatically included into CBT. Also, the game’s NDA has been lifted so the players can feel free to share their battle stories online.

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"The Closed Beta launch marks the start of an exciting new phase for Total War: Arena," said Gabor Beressy, Total War: Arena Game Director at Creative Assembly. "We look forward to welcoming more players and sharing new content with them."