New DLC is on its way to Total War: Warhammer II this December. It's called The Shadow and the Blade and it'll introduce new lords, extra units, more magic lore, and some new campaign mechanics, among other things. An update is also on the way which will add two new free lords and quality-of-life improvements.
The Shadow and the Blade sees Tz'arkan, the Drinker of Worlds, escaping from his prison in the Realm of Chaos. Tz'arkan attaches himself to Malus Darkblade's mind, prompting the Nightlord of Clan Eshin to dispatch assassin Deathmaster Snikch to track down Darkblade and Tz'arkan to investigate their true power. Naturally, this triggers a demonic power struggle that will shake the New World. Check out the trailer for The Shadow and the Blade below:
The Shadow and the Blade will introduce two new legendary lords: Deathmaster Snikch and Malus Darkblade. Two playable factions will also be introduced in the form of the Skaven Clan Eshin and the Dark Elven Hag Graef. There are twelve new units including Highbeast Master, Eshin Triads, Bloodwrack Medusa, and more. New magic lore has been added to the Skaven clan in the form of the Lore of Stealth. You'll be able to experience this new content across both the Eye of the Vortex and Mortal Empire campaigns.
In addition to the paid DLC, a new free update is on the way for all players. This update will add Bretonnian lords Repanse de Lyonesse and Henri Le Massif. You'll also notice up to a 60% decrease in your wait time between enemy turns, although this will depend on your PC's specs and the current state of your game; the more complex the game is, the more time turns will take. If you want the full run-down on The Shadow And The Blade, check out the official FAQ.
The Shadow and the Blade will launch for Total War: Warhammer II on December 12th. You can pre-order it right now for 10% off.
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