Total War: WARHAMMER III - Shadows of Change - Buyer's Guide

Experience Total War: WARHAMMER III's new Legendary Lords, units, and spells in the Shadows of Change pack. Is it worth it in 2024?
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In the latest Shadows of Change pack, three new Legendary Lords - the Changeling of Tzeentch, Yuan Bo of Grand Cathay, and Mother Ostankya of Kislev - bring fresh campaign mechanics and units to the Realm of Chaos and Immortal Empires campaigns. Embrace change with new heroes, units, and spells, and experience a world of trickery, grand stratagems, and witchcraft.

Should I play Total War: WARHAMMER III - Shadows of Change in 2024?

The good

Some reviewers have found the DLC to be improved after the bonus content additions, with more variety and reworked mechanics. The new units and heroes are also considered “ok”. Some players have enjoyed the additional sandbox mode and found it worth the playtime.

The bad

Most reviewers have expressed disappointment with the DLC’s initial launch, citing it as overpriced and underwhelming. Many have criticized the added content as lacking and not justifying the full price. The game’s multiplayer campaign mechanics have been broken, causing frustration and annoyance. Some have also found the new units and heroes to be unimpressive.

The ugly

Several reviewers have openly expressed their dislike for the DLC, calling it one of the worst in the Total War franchise. Some have criticized the Changeling faction as feeling out of place and poorly designed. One reviewer even went as far as to say that they “wasted” their money on the DLC.


It’s clear that the DLC was a divisive release for many fans of the Total War franchise. While some reviewers have found the DLC to be improved after updates, many others have expressed significant disappointment and frustration. Given its initial launch issues and lackluster content, I would advise buying this DLC only on a significant discount or when it goes on sale. Even then, players should be aware of the potential issues and broken mechanics that may arise.

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