It’s been a few months now since the release of The Warden and The Paunch, the last big Lord Pack DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2. Speculation about the next DLC has been rife for some time, but Creative Assembly has now revealed a huge detail about what’s coming; the next Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC will feature the Wood Elves.
The Total War: Warhammer 2 Wood Elf DLC
The Wood Elves were first added to Total War: Warhammer with the Realm of the Wood Elves DLC in 2016. Since then, they have slowly become one of the most out-of-date factions, with some of the least popular campaign mechanics. As a result, fans have been calling for them to get a rework for a very long time. With the release of The Warden and The Paunch earlier this year, Creative Assembly introduced a major Greenskins rework; the last of the core factions from the first game to get their rework. That now leaves only the Beastmen, Wood Elves, Norsca, and Warriors of Chaos DLC factions.
Writing in a recent dev-blog, Creative Assembly revealed that the next as-yet-unannounced Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC will be a Lord Pack featuring the Wood Elves and one of the original four races from the second game. However, the format of the DLC release will be a little different than usual. Of course, the Wood Elves will be getting an ‘Old World Update,’ alongside the DLC; the rework which fans have long been waiting for.
However, instead of releasing a Free-LC Legendary Lord alongside the pack, as the studio has traditionally done, they’ll simply be releasing a Free-LC Hero. There will be a Free-LC Legendary Lord too, though. However, it will only be available for players who own the original Realm of the Wood Elves DLC. Interestingly, this bonus Lord will only be playable in the Mortal Empires campaign. This will be the first time during Warhammer 2’s life-cycle that a new Lord won’t be playable in the Vortex campaign; an interesting precedent to set for future releases. (We’re looking at you, Boris Todbringer!)
Of course, Creative Assembly hasn’t actually officially revealed this upcoming DLC. (Although it looks likely that an announcement could come very soon.) That means the specific identities of the Lords are still under wraps. My personal prediction is that the Lord Pack will feature Throt the Unclean of the Skaven Clan Moulder, facing off against the Sisters of Twilight, Naestra and Arahan. As for the bonus Legendary Lord, I’m predicting Drycha, although there are a couple of other possibilities. (Queen Ariel and Naieth the Prophetess, specifically.)