Total War: Warhammer 3 official artwork for Valkia the Bloody from the Champions of Chaos pack

[Update #2]: Immortal Empires has now been unleashed alongside Total War: Warhammer 3's biggest update ever!

[Update]: Khorne lovers rejoice, Total War: Warhammer 3's August 23rd patch will finally be adding the missing blood & gore effects!

This August 23rd Total War: Warhammer 3 will be getting its biggest update to date. It'll bring with it the Immortal Empires combined campaign map, a major rework of the Warriors of Chaos faction, numerous buffs and tweaks to many of the forgotten Total War: Warhammer 2 lords, as well as the first post-launch DLC containing four powerful Chaos champions and god-themed units.

During the last round of previews Creative Assembly focused on Vilitch the Curseling and Tzeentch trickery, while the newest and final Champions of Chaos DLC preview now brings with it a far more straightforward lord - Valkia the Bloods and the legions of Khorne. You can get a pretty good idea of what they look like in action through two of the trailers below, starting with the somewhat abrupt cinematic short:

While her trailer was unfortunately the least exciting one out of the bunch, Valkia and the new marked units more than make up for it with their in-game appearance. That said, they would be even more impressive if Creative Assembly would finally pull the trigger and properly announce the blood & gore pack! After all, having a character serve the blood god and scream about blood while cleaving through hordes of enemies just doesn't have the same effect when the battlefield is as dry as the desert.

My little musings aside, I'll make sure to let you know once the next big announcement arrives. Until then, you can read more about Valkia and her faction effects over at the Total War website. Enjoy!