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 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.
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September 21

Gladius v1.0.10 Open Beta - New AI and World Builder options!

Just like we announced the other day, we are about to start a new open beta. We would like to test the new features and changes, to make sure everyone has the best gameplay experience, before fully releasing it.

You can opt in for the beta simply by right clicking on Gladius in your library, clicking on Properties -> Betas and then selecting "open beta" from the scroll-down menu.

This update will contain the new options for world customization as well as a revamped and improved AI. We're really eager to hear what you think of it.

Changelog:

NOTE: Saved games from previous versions may cause inconsistent behavior when using certain weapons and abilities due to balance changes.

New
- Added world parameters for general region size and density as well as arctic, desert, tropical and volcanic region densities.
- Fortifications now capture and keep control of adjacent outposts.
- Fortress of Redemption now only gains percentage and flat resources from a controlled outpost.

AI
- AI will now prefer building units with a cost profile that fits its resource pool and income.
- AI will now cease producing units if this would slow the economic buildup.
- AI will now cease producing units if this would lead to going bankrupt in one of the resources.
- AI will now cease producing units if this would lead to going into negative income for the resource required to power their buildings.
- AI is now better at stockpiling the right amount of resources based on its expenditure.
- AI will now make sure to have at least one colonizer unit in case it wants more cities.
- AI now knows the true value of loyalty and constructs this building when it makes sense.
- AI will now research loyalty and habitat buildings even if it doesn't need them yet so it has them available once required.
- AI will now take into consideration that loyalty also increases the production capabilities of production buildings and reduces the required count accordingly.
- AI will no longer add more research buildings once it reaches the highest research tier.
- AI units now prefer moving through forests and imperial ruins in order to gain combat advantages.
- AI now considers their production capabilities when choosing what units to research.
- AI now chooses better tiles for healing its units.
- AI no longer has the urge to explore water tiles.
- AI now assumes there are unseen enemies near visible ones.
- AI no longer spams colonizer units.
- AI is now a signficantly better in grouping its units.
- AI now performs more organized retreats.
- AI will no longer wait for the population to grow before constructing a building that helps with a resource emergency (even if the required population exceeds the available population).
- Fixed Space Marines AI placing several fortresses of redemption on the same resource node.
- Fixed an issue with Space Marines AI not acquiring tiles with a city center distance of 5.
- Fixed an issue with AI operating on outdated strategy data.
- Fixed AI stopping exploration under certain circumstances.

General
- Made regions more pronounced.
- Improved multiplayer UPnP connectivity.
- Updated French, German, Russian and Simplified Chinese translations.

Bug Fixes
- Fixed crash when using an operation after having selected a transport unit.
- Fixed unit autocycling moving to the next unit when the item shop is open, resulting in bought items disappearing into the void.
- Fixed Ctrl+Y showing unexplored tiles.
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September 19

Gladius - Updates incoming...




We have great news for all Gladius fans!

The team got some vacation and they are now back at work, really busy finalizing some exciting features.

First off, they have been working on a new free update which will go into open beta any day now.

Among the usual balance changes and minor fixes, that'll bring two major changes that we feel will greatly please players.

First off, the world builder has been greatly improved. You can now customize your maps to a much higher degree, to the extent that you can control the biome size and density. Do you want to play on a desert planet? You can. Would you rather play on a completely arctic world? You can definitely do that now. It is extremely flexible.

Secondly, the AI has been completely revamped. It is now much better than before. It's been improved decisively in several areas: resource collection, building priorities, combat... you'll see that the AI will be much tougher than it ever was.

But that's not all...

There are DLCs with more content in the pipeline. We will announce the first one very soon, and it'll be a smaller one while we prepare for bigger things. The team from Proxy Studios is working hard on implementing a new race, one that'll have a completely new type of gameplay... but all in due time.

We are excited to see that so many people liked Gladius. It's been a success for us and we are looking forward to expanding the game. This is just the beginning. There are many directions where we can go from here, and we can’t wait to hear your feedback about it. Please let us know what you would like to see added in the game.
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Reviews

“[…] there’s a lot of action-saturated, tactically-driven fun to be had when you look at Gladius - Relics of war 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.”
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”
Strategy Gamer

“Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is one of those titles you will play for lots of hours […] If you are a Warhammer 40,000 enthusiast, this is the game you want”
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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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMSsNRkvIMQ


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 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four factions: Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Orks and Necrons, each with their own unique gameplay, technological tree, units and heroes.

Face a 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.

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System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 1 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1 GB) / AMD Radeon HD 5750 (1 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 3 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (3 GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (4 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
    • Storage: 4 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: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 1 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1 GB) / AMD Radeon HD 5750 (1 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
    • Storage: 2 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: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 3 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (3 GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (4 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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