Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.
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June 5

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – v1.2.6 Update

Hi all,

We are releasing a new update for Gladius. It's a small one, containing only some balance tweaks and bug fixes, following the feedback you have given us.

In the meantime, work continues on the upcoming Chaos Space Marines DLC! Stay tuned, we'll have news soon.


Version 1.2.6

Balance tweaks and bug fixes.

## Balance
* Orks now always create a 3 turn Orkoid Fungus on death. The tier 10 tech Permanent Decomposition makes the Orkoid Fungus duration permanent.
* Growing Orkoid Fungus is now available to Orks from the start and no longer requires research.
* Mob Rule and Bosspole now reduce the amount of morale lost based on the amount of allied units in the area; no longer incurs a hitpoint loss.
* Halved Ork non-hero unit influence upkeep and their influence gain on combat.
* Increased Flash Gitz group size from 4 to 5.
* Moved Flash Gitz upgrade from tier 3 to 4.
* Moved Killa Kan upgrade from tier 4 to 3.
* Increased Mek group size from 3 to 5 and cost by 33%.
* Reduced Deffkopta cost by 33%.
* Added missing Open-Topped traits to Warbuggy and Battlewagon.
* Moved Tyranid Warrior tech from tier 2 to 1.
* Moved Gargoyle tech from tier 1 to 2.
* Reduced Hormagaunt cost by 33%.
* Haruspex now has Acid Blood even without the upgrade.
* Increased Haruspex's Rapacious Hunger additional attacks from +33% to +50%.
* Increased Tyrannofex's Rupture Cannon attacks from 2 to 3.
* Reduced Librarian Shockwave damage by 50%.
* Triarch Stalker's Targeting Relay now correctly buffs only Necron infantry units.
* Necrons Tombs are now guaranteed to not have more than one cliff / water tile next to them.
* Blighted, Blind, Stun and Concussive no longer work on Vehicles and Fortifications.
* Reduced the chance of gaining item rewards when exploring ruins (especially artefacts).

## General
* Improved overlay performance.

## Bug Fixes
* Fixed crashes related to a unit dying while in a transport.
* Fixed crash when a transport dies while one of its cargo units is selected.
* Fixed crash whenever a Space Marine player is killed with Fortresses remaining.
* Fixed crash when the city view of a city being destroyed is open.
* Fixed units not being able to enter a transport that is adjacent to an enemy.
* Fixed death effects like Psyhneuein Infestation and Synaptic Backlash not applying when a unit is disbanded.
* Fixed construct feature actions like Grow Orkoid Fungus not showing flavor text.
* Fixed a small memory leak.
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May 16

The Chaos Space Marines are coming! A new DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius!

Sometimes, our battle seems eternal. We fought with Horus at Terra and with Abaddon at Cadia. A handful of ancients even remember the pacification of Luna, fighting alongside the False Emperor as we crushed the gene-cultists.

Yes, we have fought a long, long war. Yet, these ten thousand years, our Warband has been undivided in its faith, even though the Imperium still stands.

When Cadia fell, we were there. We made our prayers to the Dark Gods for guidance and entered the Warp behind Abaddon’s fleet, and there we stayed, stuck like insects in some dead gods’ amber.

We wandered dark corners, lost to the warp’s delights, until our craft found an entryway to… this dead planet. This pathetic world that stinks of the Corpse God’s Empire and more.

Why have we been brought here? Something is here, something the Dark Gods need us to claim. We will find it and make it our own.




Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is back with a new playable faction, the Chaos Space Marines.

Fueled by their hatred for the Imperium, they will stop at nothing before they exact their revenge. Fielding hellish machines, wielding Warp powers and possessing the experience of a thousand wars, these ancient warriors are ready to conquer Gladius Prime, killing and enslaving all who oppose them. In the name of the Warmaster, and their Dark Gods.

The new DLC Chaos Space Marines introduces a brand new faction, with new unique mechanics and 18 new units. The new gameplay mechanics are tailored around the unique nature of the Chaos Space Marines faction. They can sacrifice their own population to please the Dark Gods and obtain their benevolence in the form of boons bestowed upon them. They can also benefit from the Dark Gods generosity to upgrade their units with powerful Marks of Chaos. And of course, they units can either become Daemon Princes if they perform well on the battlefield or, if they are unlucky, they can be demoted to Chaos Spawns.

Naturally, the new faction comes with a whole new set of units, technologies, buildings and quests!

Chaos Space Marines is now available for pre-order on Steam, at 10% off discount! You can pre-order it here.





https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084820/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Chaos_Space_Marines

Accompanying today's Skull for the Skull Throne sale and the opening of pre-orders for the new Chaos Space Marines DLC, we are releasing a new patch.

The highlights:

Hotseat mode is here! Play with friends on the same device or send them your saves to play asynchronously! This update adds a new neutral unit, enhances notifications and improves item and early unit balance.

A new neutral Cultist unit! "The cultists of Chaos can be found, in one form or another, almost anywhere the Imperium has spread. At first glance, they are indistinguishable from normal men, but under their clothes, their flesh is tattooed and branded with sigils that hurt the eyes of any faithful who look upon them."

We hope you like it! You can find the full changelog here on the Steam forum.
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Reviews

“[…] there’s a lot of action-saturated, tactically-driven fun to be had when you look at Gladius for what it truly is: a really well-done, turn-based 40K wargame. It’s one of the best turn-based 40K games I’ve played through that lens.”
7.9/10 – IGN

“Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is further proof that we shouldn't look at AAA studios to deliver a good 40K strategy experience.”
4/5 – Strategy Gamer

“Too many strategy games mistake detail for design, activity for gameplay. Gladius knows better.”
4/5 – Quarter to Three

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About This Game

Gladius Prime was known to Imperial scholars as a planet of archeological interest. During its colonization ancient relics were found, revealing hints of a shrouded past. But it was more than relics. Something awakened, an unspeakable horror from an ancient past, and the citizens of Gladius found themselves trapped in a terrible war for survival.

Gladius Prime was once a planet of peace. Now there is only war.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence with the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer universe. Face challenging AI or cooperate or compete with friends and strangers across the globe.



Play as one of four iconic Warhammer factions (Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Orks or Necrons), each with their own unique playstyle and technology tree. Explore a randomly generated world filled with special features and threatening wildlife that can crush your troop's morale. Secure control of powerful ancient artefacts to grant you an edge against rival factions.



Construct cities, buildings and fortifications to expand your empire and produce an army to vanquish your foes. Harvest resources and research new technologies to fuel and upgrade your machinery of war.



Progress through a different storyline with each faction as their destiny on Gladius Prime, a world tainted by the warp, unfolds. In the end, when all the dust has settled, only one faction can emerge victorious.



Command a wide array of devastating weaponry, issue city edicts and deploy tactical operations. Recruit hero units that possess distinct special abilities and can be equipped with items, ranging from advanced grenades to mighty relics of the past. As they become more and more powerful with each rank, they turn into true champions of your cause.


System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vulkan support (Nvidia GeForce 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series / Intel HD Graphics 500 series)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vulkan support with 3 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 900 series / AMD Radeon RX 400 series)
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vulkan support (Nvidia GeForce 600 series / AMD Radeon HD 7000 series / Intel HD Graphics 500 series)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Vulkan support with 3 GB VRAM (Nvidia GeForce 900 series / AMD Radeon RX 400 series)
    • Storage: 8 GB available space

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