Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change artwork

[Update #2]: Following numerous complaints, Total War: Warhammer 3 is changing its DLC pricing and size.

[Update]: Bad news, I'm afraid. Creative Assembly's multiplayer extraction shooter Hyenas has been canceled alongside a few more projects.

Despite numerous updates and tweaks, Total War: Warhammer 3 is still a bit of a mess. There are a variety of long-standing issues plaguing the game, things like the AI still being incapable of handling the more complex city maps, while the quality and quantity of the updates themselves has only regressed since the golden days of Total War: Warhammer 2.

I'd love to tell you that all of that has changed now that the latest Shadows of Change DLC has landed onto Steam, but I'm afraid we're all out of luck. Not only is the DLC somewhat light on content despite featuring three Legendary Lords, but its price tag has been nearly doubled to 25€. Worst of all, the accompanying 'faction reworks' and free additions are almost completely inconsequential.

The truly unfortunate thing is that the actual idea behind the DLC and its contents is actually quite neat. The Changeling brings with it a very chaotic and unique take on a Tzeentch campaign, Mother Ostankya gives Kislev a bit of a wild side, while Yuan Bo, the Jade Dragon offers a slightly different yet still entertaining twist on Cathay's gameplay. All of it is good stuff, but it sadly lacks that little bit of extra polish that would push it over the top and make it a genuinely compelling DLC - the price notwithstanding.

But enough of my rambling. Allow me to instead share with you the announcement trailer as that'll give you a pretty good idea of each faction's theme, as well as what units they're getting. Have a peek:

If you're looking for a bit of advice, however, I'd say that Shadows of Change DLC is one of those expansions you should probably grab at a deep discount somewhere down the line. It's not bad by any stretch, it's just that it's fairly small compared to what we used to get, and also a lot more expensive. As an added bonus, if you decide to wait you'll also be able to play it without any of the annoying bugs that usually pop up whenever a big update arrives!

Whatever your plans may be, you can check out the Shadows of Change DLC and its currently mostly negative player reviews over at Steam. Have a nice one!

Total War: Warhammer 3 screenshot showing off the Changeling from the Shadows of Change DLC