Total War: Warhammer 2 official artwork for Ungrim Ironfist

[Update] The patch is now live. You can find the full patch notes, as well as more about the accompanying "The Queen and the Crone" DLC over here.

Creative Assembly has been teasing a whole bunch of Total War: Warhammer 2 changes and additions over the past few weeks. So far they've announced Giant Slayers as a new Dwarf unit, a major rework of the infamous Skaven food mechanic, as well as four new Monster Hunts for Norsca.

While all of these new features are quite welcome, the latest announcement is by far the most exciting one - Ungrim Ironfist is soon going to be starting from Karak Kadrin, the Slayers Keep! This might not sound like much on first glance, but when you consider that Creative Assembly recently said they're planning on updating the Old World races, things start becoming a lot more interesting. Could this upcoming update also add brand new starting positions for the Empire, Greenskins and Vampire Counts as well? I sure hope so, because these factions have an ton of Legendary Lords that are all crammed into one location, Legendary Lords that could really spice up the campaign map if they were spread across the world!

Since I'm already venturing into the realm of speculation, it's also worth mentioning that the most recent announcement did not finish off with an obvious teaser for next week's news. As such, I do believe we'll be getting a full reveal of the massive May update next week, with the actual release most likely coming the week after. Naturally, none of this has been officially confirmed, but it just makes a lot of sense when you take into account the recent "The Queen and The Crone" DLC leak.

Once more information gets revealed I'll make sure to update you, but you can also keep an eye out for yourself by visiting the official website.