Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork for Dark Elves and their Hydra

[Update]: Rakarth and his accompanying free update have now arrived, and as expected, it's pretty good stuff!

In a recent and rather sudden announcement, Creative Assembly revealed that we'll be getting Rakarth the Beastlord as a free Legendary Lord this March 18th! This heavily armored Dark Elf will bring with him a variety of buffs to monsters in his faction, powerful debuffs against enemy monsters, as well as a whole assortment of random monsters to capture across the world. Needless to say, Rakarth likes his beasties!

The good news doesn't end there, however, as Creative Assembly has now detailed all of the other features coming with the upcoming update. As it turns out, Rakarth is only one small portion of the amazing changes the Dark Elves will be getting tomorrow!

Crone Hellebron's Death Night mechanic has been significantly buffed so it plays a larger role in her campaign, while the often irritating Blood Voyages have been reworked so that you can sustain and replenish them by performing successive Death Nights. If all goes well, what once was a relatively boring campaign will soon be a rather action-packed one!

Similarly, Lokhir Fellheart has undergone some major improvements. First and foremost, he will now start with a super powerful Black Ark that features unique building and army buffs, all the while slowly changing its appearance as you build it up. And best of all, Lokhir's various passive abilities have been improved so he's now by far the best lord when it comes to running around with a full army of Corsairs!

While not as exciting, I'm also incredibly happy to say that the Supreme Sorceress generic lord has also received a variety of buffs. They will now benefit from any recruit rank or experience bonuses granted to regular Sorceresses, will receive a 10% cooldown reduction and 50% vigor loss reduction at level 10, and most importantly, will get the spooky shadow spider spell, Arnzipal’s Black Horror, as a bound ability!

You can read a little bit more about these kinds of changes, as well as check out the exact numbers behind them all, over at the Total War website. Once the update goes live I'll make sure to let you know, but until then I'll leave you with a brief teaser for Rakarth's voice acting: