Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2 is getting some high praise these days–and its players are getting a new multiplayer mode, and that’s just the first of many things in store for the space combat game.
Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2 is a game of real-time starship combat in the 40K universe. It brings each of the factions of the game into glorious battle, showcasing some of the biggest and best ships this side of the Cicatrix Maledictum. Plenty of folks are raving about the game right now–and with good reason–the game plays the way you’d expect these 40K ships to feel. And the dev team is working carefully with the community to tweak the game and make sure it shines.
And as of last week the game’s first big update has hit, introducing a new Battlegroup 2v2 mode, that expands the scope of the existing 2v2 battles to allow each player to use 1000 fleet points when assembling their ships, up from the 600 that it previously was. As you might expect, this makes the fighting reach the epic scope that is emblematic of 40k. These aren’t just skirmishes, these are battles.
And that’s just the first of many modes planned. Other features players can expect to see include:
A new and improved boarding system. While we can’t go into every detail, the new system will have a stacking mechanic whereby troop damage is dealt gradually over time depending on the number of “boarding stacks”. This will allow players a chance to hold back the invaders using a reimagined Call to Arms ability. We look forward to revealing more details about this in the near future.
A massive new game mode giving you access to skirmishes with truly humongous fleets and legendary ships (the Phalanx, Macragge’s Honour, and other ships you see during the campaign).
Thanks to the incredible support the game has received so far, Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive have also begun work on a new, full grand campaign.
All of this comes out alongside their ongoing work on introducing bigger battles towards the end game of the campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer seasons coming soon.
Good luck admirals!