As it’s possible you’ll have herd by now, Total War: Warhammer 2’s remaining DLC pack, The Silence and the Fury, comes out tomorrow. Alongside that comes a big free update for the fantasy strategy game, and developer Creative Assembly has helpfully printed the patch notes so we are able to have a take a look at what will probably be altering.

You received’t must personal the brand new DLC for this patch to have a major impression, though among the largest modifications are coming to the beastmen faction. That means you will must personal the unique Total War: Warhammer and its Call of the Beastmen enlargement for any of the beastmen rework modifications to use to your recreation, until you choose up the brand new enlargement.

If you do, you’re in for some enjoyable. The beastmen “have undergone some ferocious faction furtling,” Creative Assembly says, with a purpose to dig into their Warhammer lore and make their campaigns extra entertaining. Beastmen commanders will now earn dread for finishing missions, burning down cities, and successful battles, and dread can then be used within the Rewards of Dread panel that, amongst different goodies, gives numerous legendary lords.

Beastmen now pay no repairs on their models, however they do have a tough cap on every unit sort – however you may elevate these by spending dread.

There’s additionally a brand new free dwarf commander out there as a separate free DLC in Steam. Thorek Ironbrow arrives alongside a dwarf faction rework, which “touches nearly all aspects of the Dwarf factions’ shared mechanics, not least Grudges and Runecrafting,” Creative Assembly explains. You’ll additionally be capable to add Great Bray Shamans and ogre mercenaries to your armies by way of Total War Access as soon as the patch arrives.

Here’s a fast patch spotlight reel in video kind:

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There’s a brand new, expanded grudge bar with extra rewards which are extra simply attainable, new wandering slayers you may recruit from the Regiments of Renown panel, new legendary grudges that every legendary lord will begin out with, and new post-battle choices for fight versus different dwarfs, towards hated races, and towards ‘not-so-hated’ races. Hated races, for instance, could be executed to realize Oathgold, whereas not-so-hated races can’t be. Only different dwarf factions could be recruited to replenish your military’s ranks by way of the Take on Captives choice.

There are an absolute boatload of modifications to different factions and their campaigns. Community suggestions has led to facelifts for most of the unit playing cards launched prior to now to expansions. Most of the lizardmen’s skink models now are fast learners and might achieve each poison assaults and vanguard deployment. Oh, and the beastmen’s Malagor can lastly put these wings of his to make use of.

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You can take a look at our Silence and the Fury review when you’re on the fence about choosing up the brand new enlargement, however both means, there’s a lot to dig into with this final huge update earlier than Total War: Warhammer III arrives later this yr.

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