Warhammer: Chaosbane gets witch hunter DLC, updated Slayer Edition

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Witch hunters are iconic characters in the Warhammer games, with Vermintide's sneering Victor Saltzpyre an excellent example of the buckle-hatted archetype. Action-RPG Warhammer: Chaosbane (opens in new tab) now has its own witch hunter, with the addition of a character called Jurgen Haider as DLC.

Jurgen can switch between rapier and pistols, has some holy fire-themed special abilities, and is also a trap class able to drop spring-steel bear traps primed to snag heretics and daemons. The new DLC arrives at the same time as a Slayer Edition bundle (opens in new tab) containing the base game and all its add-ons, as well as a significant update.

Included in the update are new zones, expanded hub areas, an optional 4K texture pack, and an expanded bestiary. That last addition sounds particularly worthwhile, since a lack of enemy variety was one of Chaosbane's weaknesses. Now you'll be up against more Khorne-themed enemies, daemon princes for all four Chaos gods, and rats. Not skaven, though. Just rats.

The full patch notes (opens in new tab) are pretty substantial and include bug fixes and rebalancing for all five of the existing classes (the fifth, a dwarf engineer, was previously added for free). The Witch Hunter DLC is available on Steam (opens in new tab) now.

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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 Playboy.com (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.