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Warhammer 40K: Battle Sector First Look – Hellblasters, Intercessors, And Early Gameplay

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Apr 11
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Want to get a closer look at the upcoming new 40K strategy game, Warhammer 40K: Battle Sector? Come take a look at some early gameplay and heavy firepower.

Warhammer 40K is getting the video game treatment this year–and while we’re no strangers to big releases for the license, this year feels especially packed, since we’re barely into April and we’ve already got some sweet sweet FPSes with Darktide and Hired Gun coming down the pipe, but developers Slitherine, whom you might remember from previous 40K outings Gladius, Sanctus Reach, and Armageddon, are proving that they love the tactical strategy or strategic tactics of a good 40K game with their latest offering announced back in February, Warhammer 40K: Battle Sector.

Just a few short days ago, Slitherine had their first preview stream of the game, which showcased an hour-and-change of the game, giving folks an idea of what they can expect when they finally get their hands on a copy–which is an idiom that’s rapidly becoming obsolete, because you’re not really getting your hands on anything if it’s all digital these days.

But, hey the save button is a floppy disk and nobody uses those anymore either, so welcome to the wonderful world of progress. At any rate, you can check out their preview stream at the bottom of the article, but first we want to highlight that this is absolutely, 100% a strategy game based off of the latest 40K. Meaning that you’ll have your pick of Primaris, including Intercessors and Hell Blasters:

Which means that there’s a lot you can really dig into here. If you want to see what the game has to offer, check out the livestream, grab yourself your favorite model to paint, or that new army that’s been sitting in the box for three months and put it together while you watch, unless you have somehow managed to maintain an attention span throughout the pandemic.

If you have, please comment below and let the rest of us know your secret. Otherwise, enjoy:

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via Slitherine


Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game set in the grimdark universe of the 41st Millenium. Pick your force, develop your army, field mighty heroes and fight for victory using superior strategy, awesome abilities, and devastating weaponry.

Age of Crimson Dawn

Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.

Skirmish Mode

Fight across the surface of Baal on maps of your choosing and select either the Blood Angels or the Tyranids in the Skirmish mode. Completely customize your army list by picking your units, heroes and their loadouts.

Forge Your Armies

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Command iconic units like the Sanguinary Priest, the Librarian Dreadnought, and the Hive Tyrant to annihilate your foes. Use over 60 abilities and 50 weapons to orchestrate your opponent’s bloody demise.

Build Momentum

Each faction has a unique Momentum system that can result in a Surged unit. Units that Surge are able to string together superhuman chains of actions, or use the opportunity to further upgrade their abilities.

Call In Air Support

Use Command Points to call in faction-specific air support abilities. The Blood Angels Stormraven can obliterate xenos with a missile barrage, or deep strike a unit of veteran Assault Marines behind enemy lines. Meanwhile, the Tyranid Harpy can devastate the enemy defenses with its Sonic Screech, or scatter the battlefield with its deadly Spore Mines.

Face Your Friends On The Battlefield

With live and asynchronous multiplayer, and hotseat modes available, there’s no excuse not to take your friends to war.

Good luck commanders

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