Wargaming Alliance and Creative Assembly have today revealed when the open beta will be taking place for Total War: ARENA and it’s pretty soon.

The open beta will be available on February 22nd.  The DLC will see the fearsome faction of Carthage descends on the battlefield. This fourth playable faction introduces legendary commanders Hannibal Barca and Hasdrubal Barca, along with brand-new units and gameplay mechanics, including the formidable War Elephants. Here is an official description of this new faction:

The faction of Carthage boasts strong, mobile infantry, as well as excellent skirmish cavalry. And who could forget the War Elephant in the room? They are a unit unlike anything else in Total War: ARENA, near-invulnerable and capable of trampling prone units. A real thorn in Rome’s side, Carthage excels at ambush tactics, and their speed allows them to adapt to an ever-changing battlefield, which makes them an unpredictable foe.

Before the beta, there will also be an English livestream for a live development Q&A as well as Carthage gameplay, at 4pm via Twitch.  Be sure to let us know if you will be taking part in the upcoming beta via the comment section below.