Total War: Warhammer 3 artwork showing off Tzeentch demons

[Update #2]: Total War: Warhammer 3 devs have detailed their roadmap for updates throughout 2023 and early 2024. This also includes fixes for some of the recently introduced performance problems!

[Update]: The update has now arrived, and unfortunately it has done so alongside quite a few performance issues.

Once it arrives this April 13th, Total War: Warhammer 3's Update 3.0 will bring with it the long-awaited Chaos Dwarfs DLC, as well as the biggest set of changes the game has seen so far. While the exact details are still shrouded in mystery, Creative Assembly has announced that one of the new additions will be a set of challenge missions called the Trials of Fate.

The Trials of Fate will put you in the shoes (or perhaps talons) of a newly ascended Daemon Prince of Tzeentch and will task you with carving a bloody path through time itself. Each of the four missions will be a recreation of an infamous battle from the past, all of which will eventually culminate in a showdown with Kairos Fateweaver in the Realm of Tzeentch itself.

In order to spice things up, each Trials of Fate map will have you collect Forbidden Knowledge, which you can then use to upgrade fancy new spells and abilities. Given that you're fighting off seemingly endless hordes of enemies, it should come as little surprise to hear that these spells are going to be cataclysmically powerful, to the point where some of them can just swat away entire enemy legions as if they were nothing.

As a reward for getting certain amounts of score in each mission you'll unlock brand new Tzeentch-themed Daemon Prince body parts and weapons which, besides looking quite nifty, can be used in both the Realm of Chaos and Immortal Empires campaigns. I can only hope the other gods will be getting the same treatment in the future, because poor ol' Daniel really does need something to help him stand out.

Update 3.0 will also bring with it the Infinite Portal game mode which will function exactly like Total War: Warhammer 2's Laboratory. In other words it's going to be a place where you can manually tweak all sorts of parameters, everything from unit size to how strong the gravity is, in order to see just how stupid you can make things before your game goes down to single digit FPS.

Once all of this goes live alongside the Chaos Dwarfs, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with a brief trailer showing off the two new game modes in action. Enjoy!