The latest patch for Total War™: ROME II is live now, and will download automatically via Steam for ROME II players. It is recommended that players disable any mods they are using until their authors can update them.
This patch brings a major list of improvements and tweaks to all areas of game, with battles forming a key focus. Many of the game’s units have undergone cost, statistic and ability rebalancing, and a number of technical aspects of the battle-engine have been enhanced, including performance, pathfinding, siege-engine usage, unit formations and much more. For the full, extensive list of improvements and bug-fixes, please visit: http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War_ROME_II:_Patch_9
After a successful beta period, in which community feedback has contributed to a series of further improvements for patch 9, work is well underway on the next update, alongside further releases of free content and DLC for ROME II in the near future.