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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Jan 24, 2019

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June 14

Community Update - Chaos Campaign Mechanics

Admirals!

Last week we introduced you to Malos Vrykan and Arkrist Vane, the new characters in the Chaos Campaign. Now, we dive into the mechanics that you will encounter in the Expansion. The separate free update arriving with the Expansion will bring improvements to the campaigns across the board, and we’ll take a look at these next week in a final blog post.

Chaos Resources

Corruption: This is the main currency in the campaign, and works similarly to what you’ve seen in previous campaigns. You’ll use it to build and repair ships, build defensive structures, etc.

Gift of Chaos: As you conquer systems, it is prudent to pay tribute to the Gods of Chaos, as pleasing them will earn you their Gifts of Chaos. The Gift of each God is unique, and the power conveyed significant.



Spending a Gift of Chaos will apply the respective God’s curse to a system of your choosing, as follows (exact numbers are not specified since they are subject to change prior to launch):

Khorne’s Anger: Khorne inflames the dormant rage within your enemy into uncontrollable fury. Taunts an enemy fleet and forces it to perform an assault on a random adjacent system (it will only attack enemy fleets, not its allies).

Nurgle’s Rot: Nurgle’s atrophic influence worms its way into the enemy fleet. Reduces the Fleet Power of the fleet in an enemy system.

Slaanesh’s Slavery: Slaanesh undermines the resolve of your enemy with false whispered promises. A random enemy fleet must move to an adjacent allied system.

Tzeentch’s Shifting: Tzeentch pulls the threads of fate and creates an invasion in the selected system.

Marked Fleets: Gifts of Chaos can also be spent to hire a Marked Chaos Fleet, which have four additional skills and four upgrades. Each fleet and its admiral is different depending on the God, which is reflected in the skills and upgrades they have. For example, a fleet marked by Khorne can have the Khorne Berserkers Upgrade, increasing the critical assault chance of boarding actions by 20%.

Due to the power of these fleets, it’s important to pick wisely, depending on what your strategy is... or what God you favour.



Earning Gifts of Chaos

Pleasing the Chaos Gods will grant you their Gift of Chaos. How you do this is up to you. Captured planets can be offered up to the God of your choosing. You can:

  • Ruin the system for Khorne
  • Enslave the system for Slaanesh
  • Torment the system for Tzeentch
  • Contaminate the system for Nurgle

Performing each of these actions significantly raises the cost of upgrading the planet. Upon making the offering, the God in question will grant you their Gift. The number of Gifts you receive depends on the bonuses and penalties of each planet. Certain bonuses provide extra gifts, while penalties never provide any Gifts. It’s up to you to decide whether upgrading your planets faster is more important than offering it to the Gods.



Secondary Missions

After reaching renown rank 3, secondary missions will start to appear in battle. If you accomplish these missions, you receive Gifts of Chaos. Only one secondary objective may appear in each battle.

Khorne: Blood For The Blood God!
The player must kill X troops on enemy ships.

Nurgle: Infectus Mission
The player has to deal X ramming damage to enemy ships.

Slaanesh: Dark Ritual
A selected player’s vessel (not an Admiral) must not suffer any boarding action.

Tzeentch: Veiled Portal
Defend a Chaos Portal throughout the entire mission. The Veiled Portal is a unit that can be targeted by enemy ships.

We hope you enjoyed this taste of the basics of the major new features in the Chaos Campaign! Further changes, including balancing, will arrive in the free Update. Look out for the blog post covering these changes next week! Please keep in mind that the details of the features described are subject to potential change prior to launch.

Thank you,
Tindalos & Focus Home Interactive

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June 4

Chaos Campaign Expansion



We’re incredibly excited to reveal the new Grand Campaign for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 – the CHAOS Campaign, coming on June 24! Check out our Teaser Trailer!

This paid Expansion, arriving alongside a massive free patch filled with updates to the game’s single-player offerings, delivers the most requested new feature of the game: a fully playable Chaos Grand Campaign, letting you take the role of Malos Vrykan as he razes the galaxy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMMc890hQu0
Releasing at the same time as the Chaos Campaign will be the no-less major Campaign Update. Free to all players, this update enriches every campaign with additional secondary objectives on each map, diversifying gameplay significantly.

This is further expanded by new campaign settings, letting you customise every aspect of the campaign to your needs, with massively variable difficulty. This includes larger fleets, economy options, or disabling certain features for a more narrative-focused experience. This is just scratching the surface of everything in the update, details of which will be available on release day.



The Campaign will offer incredible value on dozens of hours of new content, a whole new story, new missions, new campaign mechanics and much more. The Chaos Campaign Expansion is the largest update yet for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, only possible thanks to the dedication and continued feedback of you, our community. In the weeks leading up to launch we will be sharing a lot more details about the new Campaign and update.

Please continue to share your suggestions - we carefully read our Steam community hub and official forum. You can also join our Discord to meet fellow players and get the latest news from the team: https://discord.gg/fqpAG2D

The Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Chaos Campaign Expansion releases June 24 via Steam. The free Campaign Update will release the same day.
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Reviews

“Big, beautiful, dramatic RTS campaigns with weighty, satisfying combat.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A treat for fans of Warhammer and the space combat genre in general.”
GamingBolt

“Not only [does it] nail the universe, the ships, and the tactics, but it looks and sounds amazing while doing so.”
GameWatcher

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1 GHz)/AMD FX-6300 (3.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3820 (3.6 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 960/Radeon R9 380
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME

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