WH40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters gets a terrifically beautiful expansion

I didn’t think it was possible for Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Demon Hunters‘, but today Complex Games and Frontier Foundry announced that their Top Rated The turn-based tactical game gets a paid extension. It’s called Duty Eternal, which I seriously considered trying to put in the title for a while there, but quickly realized I’d barely have room for anything other than maybe an “is” and a “get” before running over three lines, so here we are. Launching on December 6 for £13/$15, the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters: Duty Eternal expansion (I told you it was a big one) will add the massive Venerable Dreadnought battle mech to the game, along with a a new class, new missions and a bunch of other “substantial changes”, according to the developers. Take a look at the all-new reveal trailer (and that giant robot) below.

As you might remember from Chaos Gate’s base game – Daemonhunters (which you’ll need to own before you can start enjoying its robot-based antics), the Bloom is the main force of evil you’re fighting against. with your Gray Knights team, and there’s a new Tech Strain to take down in the Duty Eternal expansion. Complex Games say this is the toughest variant of Bloom yet, and they’ll be remixing regular maps with new objectives, higher reinforcement numbers, tougher consequences if you fail, and all new Warp conditions. Surge (which are the wonderfully chaotic little twists that change the battlefield every two turns as the Bloom spreads and grows stronger).

Luckily, you’ll also have a few extra toys in your arsenal to help combat this higher threat, including what I call the Warhammer 40K equivalent of a Gundam: the Venerable Dreadnought. This hulking armor will be a playable fifth member of your team on any Techphage Outbreak mission in the expansion, and can be customized with different weapons and loadouts just like your regular team members. I mean, if you thought the Gray Knights were big, just look at the size of Dread boy over there. Properly huge, that boy.


A large Dreadnought robot prepares to charge onto the battlefield in the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate expansion - Daemonhunters: Duty Eternal

The Techmarine loadout menu in the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate expansion - Daemonhunters: Duty Eternal

A group of Gray Knights and a Dreadnought in the Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate expansion - Daemonhunters: Duty Eternal

You will also be able to recruit Techmarine Gray Knights, a new warrior class for this expansion. They specialize in sending Combat Servitor drones into the battlefield, but they can also repair and upgrade your Venerable Dreadnought, making it a powerful combo potential for those Techphage missions.

The other big addition is the ability to recruit a second ship to aid your cause – the Gladius Frigate – which you can send on other missions that you may not be able to reach in time with your own ship, the Baleful Edict . These encounters will resolve off-screen, say Complex Games, but will still have similar risks and rewards compared to completing the mission yourself.

All in all, a very good excuse to return to the world of Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters on the face of it, and I hope to give the expansion a launch day on December 6 to give you some more thoughts on it. . The base game is already one of the games of the year best strategy games in my book, so I can’t wait to see how his Dreadnought robot will shake things up.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Steam and the Epic Games Storewhere Duty Eternal will be available as a standalone purchase for £13/$15, or as part of the new Castellan Champion Edition for £45/$55, which bundles the base game and the expansion.

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