Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the new real-time strategy game adapted from Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game that portrays the epic space battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
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December 5

First Pre-Order Beta is Live!



We're happy to announce that Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2's first Pre-Order Beta is live!

As announced earlier today in our Overview trailer Part 2, all players who have pre-ordered will now automatically receive access to a week-long beta ending on December 12.

This first open Beta will feature the skirmish mode in multiplayer and against AI, as well as the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s epic battles with the campaign prologue.

Please keep in mind that this is an actual Beta and we'd love to hear your feedback about the game. Don't expect an entirely polished experience as we're still working on ironing out technical issues and balancing.

You can post your feedback about the game in the Steam Discussion or the official forum.



It's your first time playing the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and you're feeling a little overwhelmed? That's understandable, there's a lot for you to take in when you first launch the game.

We've written a handy little guide to help new players get to grips with what to do when they first launch the game, and introduce the basic key mechanics, as well as showing you the easier factions to play.

Quick Start Guide

[Solo - Prologue]

Firstly, you'll need to learn how to play the game. To do this, follow the steps below:
  • Click New Campaign
  • Click Launch Prologue


This launches a short series of missions set during the Fall of Cadia. Here, you'll learn how to move, select units, how stealth works and how to bring war upon your enemies.

Please note that you are unable to save during the prologue.

Once the prologue is completed, you'll be ready for battle! In the Pre-Order Beta, skirmishes are available vs AI players, as well as against other human players in 1v1 and 2v2 modes.

[Battle mode]

To start setting up a skirmish, you will need to select Battle on the main menu. From here, you'll be able to play any of the twelve factions featured in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2.

For players new to the game, we recommend playing one of the less micro-intensive factions, such as The Imperial Navy, Chaos, Necrons or T'au.



To complete the faction selection, you have access to sub-factions.
It only changes in most cases the fleet color. Few sub-factions also grant you access to new skills (see bellow).

Once you've selected your faction and sub-faction, you'll need to also select two skills and upgrades. The locked skills you see here unlock when you play multiplayer matchmaking.



Then, select your fleet. For new players, we recommend using one of the premade fleets, to get a feeling for how that faction plays.
You will also be able to create you own custom fleet. But let's do this later, when you will be at ease with the game.



You also have opportunities to tweak the match to your liking before starting.
To open the Skirmish map settings, click on the wheel button on the down-left corner of the screen.
  • You can disable victory by Domination or change the amount of points required for victory.
  • You can add environmental effects such as Space Titans, should you want to discover them in your skirmish.
Battle difficulty and enemy faction selection

When playing against an opposing AI, you are able to choose against which faction to play.
To do so, click on the Launch button (the big one, you can't miss it). A pop-up will allow you to choose the enemy faction as well as its difficulty.
Indeed, you can reduce (or increase) the difficulty of your opponent by changing the fleet points they have available.

"I have some friends on Steam playing the Beta too, can I play with them?"

Yes, of course! To do this, you'll need to invite them to your battle. From the Battle menu, you'll simply click "Invite Player" on the right side of the screen. After inviting them, you can play against them, or with them in a 2vAI mode. In 2VAI, each player will have 600 fleet points available to them.

If you're looking for a more detailed guide on Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, please read the How To Start Guide on our forums.

Thank you, and good luck out there!
Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive
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December 5

First Pre-Order Live Today!



After the release of the first Battle Overview Trailer last week, we are proud to present our hotly-anticipated follow-up, releasing alongside the start of the first beta later today for all players who pre-ordered the game on Steam.

We currently aim at 6pm CET for the release of the Beta.

In this new gameplay video, you’ll learn more about the specific skills and tactics that make up the epic space naval combat of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, from battle-turning abilities, to alternate ways to destroy your enemies, and new battlefield complications that make every fight unique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRJav-VN3Pk
If you pre-order Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 on Steam, you will also receive access to a week-long beta ending on December 12.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to get an early look at Warhammer 40,000’s spectacular battleships and experience all of the original tabletop’s 12 factions and their playstyles.



The first open Beta will feature the skirmish mode in multiplayer and against AI, as well as the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s epic battles with the campaign prologue. Our second pre-order beta will start in early January, running up to the launch of the game on January 24 - we'll have more details on that are coming soon.

At release, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 will feature three fully-fledged campaigns playable in both solo and co-op that will thrust players into the heart of the 13th Black Crusade as the Imperium, Necrons and Tyranids, alongside 1v1 and 2v2 skirmish and ranked multiplayer.

For a longer look at battles in Armada 2, check out our developer livestream and Q&A broadcast from last week.

Pre-Order now to receive access today to a week-long beta ending on December 12.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/573100/Battlefleet_Gothic_Armada_2/
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Pre-Purchase Offer


* To benefit from the offer, make sure you are logged into your Steam account and Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is available in your library. Offer available until the game’s release.
** Beta 1 will take place in early December and is focused on multiplayer and balance. Beta 2 will begin in January and run up to the launch of the game on the 24th. This will include all the content from Beta 1, including patches and improvements developed during the downtime, plus hours of single-player campaign content.

About This Game


Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the new real-time strategy game adapted from Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game that portrays the epic space battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Expanding on the groundwork laid out by the first game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a full-blown sequel - bigger, richer, more impressive and more ambitious than the original game. It will include, at launch, all 12 factions from the original tabletop game and its expansions it is based on: the Imperial Navy, Space Marines, Adeptus Mechanicus, Necrons, Chaos, Aeldari Corsairs, Aeldari Craftworld, Drukhari, the T’au Merchant and Protector Fleets, Orks, and finally, the Tyranids.

The latest dramatic story development in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Gathering Storm and the 13th Black Crusade, serves as the canvas for three extensive and dynamic campaigns with high narrative values, focusing on the Tyranids, the Necrons, and the Imperium. Explore the systems in the Eye of Terror, with or against renowned characters such as Belisarius Cawl, Gulliman and more.

With bigger battles, refined gameplay, improved multiplayer modes and features for a better and more balanced online experience, as well as improvements across the board and even more customisation options for fleets and ships, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 promises to be the ultimate Warhammer 40,000 space battle experience.

MAIN FEATURES

  • The ultimate Warhammer 40,000 space naval warfare experience
  • All 12 factions from the original tabletop game
  • Three dynamic solo campaigns (Tyranids, Necrons and Imperium)
  • An ambitious, full-blown sequel featuring epic battles with far larger fleets
  • Refined and improved gameplay, including new choices for ship customization
  • Improved multiplayer modes and features for a better online experience
  • The first videogame in Games Workshop's new "Gathering Storm" setting

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

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    • Additional Notes: To be announced soon.

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