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How do I play a multiplayer campaign in Napoleon: Total War using Game Center?

Playing a multiplayer campaign in Napoleon: Total War using Game Center is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host a campaign, or simply join one.

You must be signed into Game Center before you start playing (for details on how to do this, see the Getting Started section in the ReadMe).

To host a campaign using Game Center:

  1. From the Main Menu, select Multiplayer.

  2. From the drop-down menu, select Total War Online.

  3. The Total War Online screen will appear. Select the Campaign Games tab.

  4. Select Host Campaign.

  5. The Host Campaign Game dialog will appear. Select the campaign you wish to play from the Campaign drop-down menu, then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  6. The Multiplayer Campaign screen will appear, from which you can adjust your difficulty levels* and the game options. To invite a friend from your Game Center friends' list to the campaign, click the Invite Friends button (envelope icon).

  7. The Invite Friends dialog will appear. Tick the checkbox next to the name of the friend you wish to invite, then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  8. When you are happy with your settings and the other player has joined the game, click the Ready! button (tick icon) at the bottom of the screen.

  9. The game will begin once the other player has indicated that they are ready.

*Each player selects their own difficulty levels. The difficulty levels your opponent has chosen are indicated by markers with their faction flag on the difficulty sliders.

To join a campaign using Game Center:

You can either choose to join any available campaign or join a specific campaign hosted by one of your Game Center friends.

For instruction on how to join any available campaign, see Can I join a Game Center multiplayer game of Napoleon: Total War without being invited by the host? in these FAQs.

To join a campaign hosted by one of your Game Center friends, you must be signed in to Game Center and wait to be invited by the host.

  1. When the invitation arrives, click the Game Center notification to accept it.

  2. If it is not already running, Napoleon: Total War will launch.

  3. The pre-game Options window will appear. Select Play.

  4. After the loading screens, the Multiplayer Campaign screen will appear, from which you can adjust your difficulty levels*. When you are happy with your settings, click the Ready! button (tick icon) at the bottom of the screen.

  5. The game will begin once the host has indicated that they are ready.

*Each player selects their own difficulty levels. The difficulty levels your opponent has chosen are indicated by markers with their faction flag on the difficulty sliders.