The next free DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2 adds a very big lizardman

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Creative Assembly is maintaining its tradition of releasing free DLC alongside the paid variety for the Total War: Warhammer games. Now the studio has announced that the forthcoming The Hunter & The Beast DLC (opens in new tab) will be accompanied by the free addition of a new Legendary Lord for the Lizardman faction (opens in new tab). Gor-Rok, whose name is heavy metal AF even by Warhammer standards, is also known as the Great White Lizard—an albino saurus of unusual size who happens to be an unstoppable combat machine.

Gor-Rok will start with Lord Kroak by his side, the powerful Slann mage-priest who other lizardmen leaders have to work to summon during the campaign. He'll also have the Perfect Vigour, Physical Resistance, Terror and Regeneration traits, and presumably be armed with the same magic artifacts as his tabletop incarnation: The Mace of Ulumak and The Shield of Aeons. Although he might have to complete a quest chain first, you know how these things are.

The Hunter & The Beast comes out on September 11, and will coincide with an update to the Mortal Empires DLC that adds defensible forts (opens in new tab). There's a nice excuse to start another Mortal Empires campaign I'll never find the time to finish.

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Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.