Total War: Warhammer 3 Developers Add Content Aplenty to Latest & Next DLC Following Backlash

Creative Assembly has listened to feedback about Total War: Warhammer 3, and it's significantly boosting the content of the latest DLC and the next following significant backlash from the community.

Published: February 8, 2024 11:12 AM /


Saytang the Watcher in Total War: Warhammer 3

Today Creative Assembly announced relevant changes to be made to Total War: Warhammer 3's latest DLC Shadows of Change. The same will apply to the next.  

This happens after the developer delivered a DLC that the community judged as definitely light on content and overpriced, followed by a disappointing release of Total War: Pharaoh.

The developer's leadership posted an extensive apology back in December and promised to make it up to the players. Today, we hear how

Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC Comparison Chart

The update, numbered 4.2, should come in the middle of February, but Creative Assembly cautions that it may shift toward the end of the month if things aren't perfect.

As you can see in the tale above, nearly every aspect of the DLC excluding legendary lors will be bolstered, with a total of 14 new pieces of content. The same bolstering will be done to the following DLC, Thrones of Decay.

DLC Content – Shadows of Change & Thrones of Decay

  • 3 Legendary Lords – Each playable in the Realms of Chaos and Immortal Empires campaigns 
  • Unique gameplay mechanics for each Legendary Lord 
  • 3 Legendary Heroes – One per race 
  • 3 Lords – One per race 
  • 3 Heroes – One per race 
  • 5 Units (Infantry/Cavalry/Monsters etc.) per race 
  • 3 Regiments of Renown per race
  • 1 FREELC Character (Aekold Helbrass for Shadows of Change and a Legendary Lord for Thrones of Decay)

Potential Further Content 

  • New Spell Lore* 
  • New Mounts* 
  • New Additional FREELC* 

*Subject to the IP, theming of the DLC, and where applicable

Specifically to Shadows of Change, we're getting significant additions to Grand Cathay.

This includes the colossal legendary hero Saytang the Watcher, the hero Gate Master of the Celestial Cities, and the Great Moon Bird and Celestial Lions as monsters and mounts.

The plan following Thrones of Decay is still to make "many more DLC" for Total War: Warhammer 3. Some will follow the structure above focusing on three races, while some won't. 

It'll be interesting to see how the community will react to these additions. Still, it's certainly good to see Creative Assembly taking on the feedback and making an effort to regain the trust of its customers, especially considering that they're the keepers of Classic Warhammer.

While Games Workshop has now released Warhammer: The Old World, partly atoning the sin of the End Times, it's still set centuries before the classic setting, so Total War: Warhammer 3 will remain one of the few ways to experience the era of Karl Franz and Louen Leoncoeur.

If you'd like to learn more about the game, you can read our review, which awarded it with a 9.5 out of 10.

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