Revealed as part of Games Workshop’s Warhammer Skulls showcase last week, the next free update for acclaimed turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate: Daemonhunters will bring players a new protection-based mission type, as well as a dangerous new threat in the form of hulking War Dog Stalkers. You can read my reviews of the base game and Duty Eternal DLC as we prepare to jump back into the fray.
In Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, players lead humanity’s greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, against the corrupting forces of Chaos in this brutal and fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG. Root out and put a stop to an insidious plot to infect the galaxy with the Bloom, an intergalactic cosmic plague capable of rotting worlds into oblivion.
In the newly added Bloom Assault missions, the player must intervene to recover a precious cargo of Bloom Seeds acquired by Inquisitor Vakir’s field agents, as they are relentlessly besieged by the forces of Nurgle. Glorious Deeds provide additional boons to those who successfully protect the Astra Militarum forces tasked with the protection of this vital research resource.
Furthermore, the Baleful Edict’s prognosticars have identified a new daemonic presence deploying across the sector. The War Dog Stalker is a deadly threat, with an arsenal of weaponry which can be deployed at any range; their Daemonbreath Spear, a Melta weapon, can quickly vaporise armour at a distance, whilst their Reaper Chaintalon offers both offensive and defensive close-combat capabilities. Despite the War Dog Stalker’s size, Force Commanders should be wary of their mobility on the battlefield and the ferocity with which they hunt their foes.