Light the forges – the Chaos Dwarfs are officially on their way Total War: Warhammer 3. Developer Creative Assembly revealed the upcoming playable race as part of a blog post and trailer for Update 3.0, which will be released on April 13.
The trailer shows off the race’s three ‘Legendary Lord’ generals, each of whom will lead their own faction within the race: Astragoth Ironhand, Drazhoath the Ashen, and Zhatan the Black. The post also details new units that the Chaos Dwarfs will have access to, such as Bull Centaurs and the Bale Taurus, as well as a look at the economics of the race and the Tower of Zharr, a unique campaign mechanic that acts as a stage for political maneuvering and underhandling.
The Chaos Dwarfs, as the name implies, are the evil cousins of Warhammer’s sturdy mountain-dwelling race. As worshipers of Hashut, the god of fire, greed and tyranny, they value industry and firepower above all else. The majority of the faction’s “Legendary Lord” generals will almost certainly be headquartered in the Dark Lands, their lore-focused home, and a space that has been suspiciously empty on the map of Immortal Empires since the expansion’s beta was launched last year.
This is the first new playable race since then war hammer 3‘s first release in February last year. A leak from a datamine follows war hammer 3The release from early last year showed lines of dialogue referencing the Chaos Dwarfs, or Dawi-Zharr, as they are called in Khazalid’s Dwarf language. This preceded frequent hints from Creative Assembly during blogs and trailers.
At the start of the Total War: Warhammer trilogy, developer Creative Assembly claimed that it would bring any army that had an 8th Edition army book (outlining each faction’s units, skills, and powers) into the trilogy at the end of its life . However, the studio has since delivered on that promise by bringing the Vampire Coast, Norsca, Kislev, and Grand Cathay factions to the games, none of which had official army books. Likewise, the Chaos Dwarfs did not have an 8th edition army book, but rather an army list in the “Tamurkhan” supplement to the 8th edition. The upcoming DLC will then probably be the most fleshed out version of the Dawi-Zharr we’ve ever seen.
In the blog post, Creative Assembly claims more news is on the way regarding the content roadmap for 2023.