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Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change – release date, Mother Ostankya, and Changeling revealed

Trailer reveals Yuan Bo’s rivals in Shadows of Change
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The Shadows of Change DLC trailer for Total War: Warhammer 3 has finally revealed who’ll lead Kislev and the Daemons of Tzeentch in the expansion: Mother Ostankya, a powerful and creepy witch, is going to be a new Legendary Lord for Kislev, while The Changeling commands troops in the name of Tzeentch, impersonating other lords to sow chaos.

They’ll face the powerful intellect and sword of Yuan Bo, who had already been confirmed as the new Legendary Lord for Grand Cathay in a short story released ahead of the trailer, which you can find below.

Total War: Warhammer 3 Shadows of Change artwork.

The Shadows of Change faction leaders: Yuan Bo, Mother Ostankya, and The Changeling.

Also included in the DLC on the side of Tzeentch is a new Legendary Hero – or should we say heroes? – in the form of the Blue Scribes. P'tarix and Xirat'p, as they are named, wander through the world, eternally squabbling amongst each other, in search for fragments of Tzeentch, all the while binding and recording all sorts of sorcery and secrets into parchment. Results are often quite spectacular when they enter the battlefield, for they tend to cast spells at random from their large collection of scrolls.

Alongside these characters, Shadows of Change comes with a dozen new regular units.

Total War: Warhammer 3 – Shadows of Change will be released on August 31, 2023. You can already pre-order the DLC starting today and getting a 10% discount. The DLC is priced in the same range as the Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs DLC, costing $24.99 / £19.99 / 24.99€.

Shadows of Change will be launched alongside Update 4.0 for Total War: Warhammer 3, which is set to bring sweeping changes as well as another free Legendary Hero in Aekold Helbrass.