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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters storms onto Xbox and PlayStation

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Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is on Xbox and PlayStation

The Warhammer universe is vast and varied, with numerous games available to help immerse you further. The latest is that of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters as it goes storming onto Xbox and PlayStation. 

Available right now as the latest Warhammer experience on console, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been put together by those at Frontier Developments and Complex Games. Playing out as a turn-based strategy affair, if you have any inkling of an interest in the subject matter, you should be diving in right now. 

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been developed in conjuction with Games Workshop, as you may expect to hear. This one puts players at the helm of humanity’s greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, purging chaos in strategic turn-based tactical combat. They find themselves looking to turn the tide against the Bloom, a deadly new plague proliferated by the forces of Nurgle. And they’ll do that by dominating the battlefields with firepower, melee weapons, psychic abilities and even the environment itself.

Perfect for veterans and noobs

Over the course of an epic campaign, you’ll get the chance to take control of Force Commander of Strike Force Xiphos, seeking to eliminate the five Reapers of the Bloom, ultimately halting its spread. What this means is that you’ll be left chasing down the source of the corruption, all as a story plays out, culminating in a clash featuring iconic characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe, delighting die-hard fans and newcomers alike. And believe us, it’s perfect for the noobs. We’ve been there and done that.

Across the battlefields of the grimdark far future, players will deploy their elite strike force to crush the forces of Chaos. Customising each Grey Knight’s weaponry, armour and class-unique abilities, Force Commanders can shape their squad to suit their tactics; unleashing their fury in close-quarters, or dispatching Nurgle’s allies from afar.

There are multiple ways to go about this too. In hand-to-hand combat and by overwhelming an enemy with repeated attacks, players can deal a devastating blow in precision targeting mode, reducing their foe’s effectiveness or even delivering a brutal cinematic execution. Alternatively, fight at range, each Knight’s damage output can be assessed before committing to an order, and with their finely-honed marksmanship, every strike is sure to deliver damning devastation. The battlefield itself also offers additional tactical options for players, by collapsing crumbling cathedral pillars onto foes or toppling flaming braziers to create a wall of flame.

The thing is, between battles, players will support the mysterious Inquisitor Vakir’s research and seek to restore their wounded Strike Cruiser to full operational service, providing new opportunities to restrict the Bloom, both on the ground and across the sector.   

Key features

  • FORGE YOUR FATE AMIDST LAYERS OF STRATEGY – Lead humanity’s greatest weapon, the Grey Knights. Command your squad with precision tactics, harness environmental destruction, and shape the fate of the galaxy in a dynamic battle where your enemies, and the world itself, evolve. The Bloom spreads across the galaxy, leaving you to decide which planets survive, and which succumb to its cosmic corruption.
  • UNLEASH LEGENDS: CRAFT YOUR SQUAD’S DESTINY – Tailor your Battle-Brothers to heretic-purging perfection. Manage your base of operations, the Baleful Edict, to unlock powerful equipment and learn a range of diverse skills and psychic abilities as you specialise your champions into eight unique classes: four standard and four hero classes. Customise your warriors with voice, armour and facial options to make them your own.
  • EMBRACE THE DARKNESS – In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. Unleash an onslaught of cinematic carnage on your foes. Fight beside and against legends of battle as you experience an epic narrative unfold. Utilise powerful psychic abilities, engage in visceral combat, and execute huge enemies in gory displays of prowess.

Sound good? You’re right – it is. In fact, we’ve been playing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters for a while already, all thanks to Frontier. If you wish to find out more about the game, check out our full review of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters on Xbox Series X|S

Ready to play?

You’ll find Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters on the Xbox Store. The Standard Edition is priced at £34.99, playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S (optimised). 

There’s also the Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Purifier Edition for £39.99. That includes the Relics of Titan and unique playable character in the form of Castellan Garran Crowe. 

You should find both editions on PlayStation too. Let us know which you download. 

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Description

Welcome to the brutal, war-torn universe of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, where the forces of Chaos threaten humanity’s very existence.

Lead the Grey Knights to exterminate the forces of Chaos in fast-paced, ferocious, turn-based tactical combat. Command a squad of elite warriors, each with their own unique strengths and gear through a saga penned by acclaimed Black Library author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Master squad positioning and synergies to outmanoeuvre and outgun the enemy on the battlefield. Personalise and equip your squad of Daemonhunters to purge the deadly corruption of The Bloom as it spreads in a galaxy-spanning campaign.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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