We are going to release Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector on PC on July 22 2021. That includes Steam, Epic Games Store, GoG.com, Slitherine.com and plenty of other online stores.
We’re going to release a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version shortly after. We don’t have a date, yet, but we’re aiming at releasing it as soon as possible after the PC launch.
What factions are available in Battlesector?
At launch, players will be able to play Blood Angels (in the single player story campaign and in skirmish, both single and multiplayer) and the Tyranids (in single player skirmish and multiplayer).
In the Blood Angels roster, Sisters of Battle detachments are also available in the story campaign, including a Sisters of Battle hero.
Do you plan on adding more factions?
The short answer: yes!
The long answer: yes. We already have plans to expand the existing roster, after launch. We’re a small team and we need to dedicate time and resources to make sure that each faction gets the attention they deserve.
It is our intention to keep expanding Battlesector, and we mean to do so by adding both more factions as well as new features.
Whoever is familiar with the work we’ve done with Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, our previous title, will know that we supported it for years, with both new paid expansions and DLCs as well as plenty of new free updates consisting of new content and features for all players.
Unfortunately, we can’t tell you which factions we mean to add first, yet.
What units are available in Battlesector?
These are the full lists of units:
- Lieutenant (including a unique Lieutenant, Sgt/Lt. Carleon)
- Primaris Librarian
- Sanguinary Priest (including a unique Sanguinary Priest, Brother Aeturo)
- Intercessor Squad
- Inceptor Squad
- Hellblaster Squad
- Aggressor Squad
- Assault Marine Squad
- Death Company Squad
- Furioso Dreadnought
- Librarian Dreadnought
- Land Speeder
- Land Speeder Typhoon
- Baal Predator
Sisters of Battle:
- Battle Sister Squad
- Seraphim Squad
- Sister Superior Verity
- Hive Tyrant
- Tyranid Warriors
- Tyranid Prime
What game modes are available?
The Age of Crimson Dawn single player story campaign.
It is a twenty missions long campaign which explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
In it, you will be carrying your units from one battle to the next, seeing your army grow as you recruit new units (you’re also able to choose the loadout of the units you recruit) or lose your battle-hardened veterans as casualties of war.
You will also be able to spend points in order to gain new army perks tied to your Heroes, and acquire new abilities, loadouts and powerful buffs.
In Skirmish, you can play on hand-crafted scenarios of your choice and tweak the game to your liking by setting a number of parameters. You can then select the army you’d like to play, the army you’d like to face (which can be auto-generated), the number of points you’ll be playing for, and then build your army, by choosing your units and their loadouts.
How does multiplayer work? What does asynchronous multiplayer mean? What does hotseat mean?
Battlesector, being a turn-based game, allows for both live and asynchronous multiplayer. This means that you can either play against your opponent with both of you being online at the same time, or that you can make use of the PBEM (Play by e-mail) system. Through that, you’re able to play against your opponent without needing to be online at the same time.
You’ll be able to send your turn while your opponent is offline, and your opponent will be able to play theirs whenever convenient. Our automatic PBEM system means you don't need to do anything, just play the game and end your turns, just like you're playing a Skirmish game. Asynchronous / PBEM is only available on PC, not on consoles.
There is a multiplayer lobby, which means that anyone can create a challenge, either with or without password, so you can either face total strangers, or your friends.
We’re also committed to implementing the Slitherine Tournament system, which allows for official competitive tournaments. It is something we plan to implement post-launch, though. As for Hotseat, it mentions that you’re able to play against a human opponent on your same PC or console. If you’d like to play with a friend who is physically in front of you, you totally can.
What is the Photo mode?
It is a neat in-game tool that allows players to freely move their camera, capture amazing shots and then edit them to their liking, tweaking all kinds of visual parameters.
Through it you can achieve amazing results. For instance, you could go for a completely photo-realistic approach, and capture a screenshot which looks exactly like something out of a diorama. Or you could decide to depict a retro-looking romantic black-and-white sunset over Baalfora. It is an extremely versatile tool.
You can browse in game through all the shots you capture, and even flag them for them to appear as loading screens throughout the game.
Can I play with a gamepad on PC?
Sure you can! You can play with either a mouse and a keyboard, or a gamepad.
Are there achievements?
Yes, Achievements are available on Steam, GoG.com, PlayStation and Xbox.