Following final yr’s costly Shadows of Change DLC, the Complete Struggle: Warhammer 3 group’s Public Order rating dropped till it was only some turns away from outright rebel. Redditors and YouTubers folded in a bunch of perennial complaints about bugs and update cadence and communication and the way they need one particular sort of beastmen to have beaks, kicking up a stink till Inventive Meeting promised to offer gamers higher worth for cash. Now, the studio has began to element how that can occur with a weblog publish outlining a few of the adjustments to Shadows of Change in update 4.2. 

“I am going to lower straight to it,” writes game director Richard Aldridge, “we did not provide you with sufficient new characters and models to play with on the authentic launch of Shadows of Change.” After the update, it’s going to have two extra Legendary Heroes, two extra generic heroes, two extra lords, six extra models, and a brand new lore of magic—the Lore of the Hag. There can even be an additional “FreeLC” obtainable to everybody, including a brand new mount for Ice Queen Katarin—the Ice Courtroom Sled.

The largest addition, by way of in-game stature, is a Legendary Hero known as Saytang the Watcher. The Sentinel of the Heavens is a huge terracotta assemble with a siege bow and wings that permit him leap across the battlefield. Different additions embrace a Gate Grasp hero and two flying monsters who can double as mounts: Celestial Lions, which could be ridden by Celestial Generals, and Nice Moon Birds, which could be ridden by Astromancers.

That is a major injection of huge monsters for Cathay. “Earlier than I finish as we speak,” Aldridge writes, “I needed to cowl an omission that you could have been hoping for in Grand Cathay’s roster update; an Elite Core Infantry unit. There’s a excellent purpose for this and belief me we aren’t monkeying about.” That reads to me like a nod towards a future DLC including the Monkey King to Cathay, and a reference to a “Hotpot” elsewhere within the weblog is presumably hinting at Warhammer’s traditional Halfling Sizzling Pot likewise being on the way in which, presumably as a mercenary unit. 

“It is vital to all of us right here that we get Patch 4.2 best for you,” Aldridge finishes, “so we cannot rush it out earlier than it’s prepared.” In the mean time it is loosely scheduled for a mid-February launch, although a affirmation of the date will come subsequent week in a publish that additionally particulars the models being added to Tzeentch’s roster.