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Warhammer Skulls Festival - Battlesector major update & Gladius Demolition Pack

Published on May 23, 2024

Battlesector and Gladius are taking part in the Warhammer Skulls Festival, with a major free update for Battlesector and a DLC release for Gladius. 

But let's take a look at it, shall we?

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

We are glad to announce that a new free major update for Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is available from today for everyone who owns the game, introducing 3 new playable units: Royal Warden, Pyrovore and Biovore.  

On top of this major update, during Skulls showcase, we have talked about the recent releases, the great plans for the future of the game and, finally, we announced the next faction that will join the battle in Battlesector.  

You can dowload the major update here.

Royal Warden, Pyrovore and Biovore

First up is the Necron Royal Warden. These loyal lieutenants of the Necron forces ensure that their Lord’s will is carried out. They wield a potent Relic Gauss Blaster and possess enough initiative to use Adaptive Strategies to increase the effectiveness of nearby forces. They also have the power to activate Engrammatic Logic systems in other Necron troops.

And then, for the Tyranids, are the Pyrovore and the Biovore. The Pyrovore is a hulking mobile flamethrower and digestive bioform. Their dorsal mounted weapon can engulf entire squads of prey and the Burning Spray can melt away some of the strongest armour! 

Contrastingly, the Biovore is a piece of living artillery that the swarm has evolved into a very different battlefield role. Carrying a brood of spore mines within its body, the Biovore hurls them across the battlefield to explode amidst their foes.


Game modes


We need and want to update our Multiplayer system. Firstly, we want to increase our tournament formats. Recently, we have tested our very first knock-out tournament. Secondly, we’re planning to keep growing the number of maps available as Battlefields. Also, there’s some fantastic custom multiplayer maps that our users have uploaded which really mix things up. Our plan is to add official rankings within Battlesector. We’d like to give our community the possibility to play both in public matches for fun and in ranked games for a more focussed challenge.

Planetary Supremacy

The Planetary Supremacy game mode was added to Battlesector ahead of Skulls in 2022. We’ve continued to tweak and improve this mode, including adding the ability to add custom maps from the Map Builder, but we know that you guys want and deserve so much more. So, a big part of our roadmap for Battlesector is to not just tweak Planetary Supremacy but to reimagine what it is and what it can be. We really want to give you something to get your teeth into.


We know that all of our players have a lot of love for the Age of Crimson Dawn campaign that comes included with the base game of Battlesector. Whilst the custom campaign creator has enabled the community to create some cool adventures, we also know that lots of you would like to see more narrative campaigns from us. Whilst we can’t say exactly what these will be right now, we can say that they’re coming, and we really look forward to telling some amazing new stories with Battlesector!



We are very excited to announce that the next major faction for Battlesector will be Astra Militarum



To celebrate Skulls, we are thrilled to announce our very first knock-out tournament of Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector. The knock-out tournament will feature 32 players who will fight each other for the domain of Battlesector. Tournaments spots are limited and only the first 32 players to join, will be allowed to partecipate. 

For the ones who will not manage to get in the knock-out tournament, don't worry. We will announce also a classic tournament, that will follow Swiss Tournament rules. 

We will give all the info regarding the 2 tournaments really soon. Stay tuned.


Warhammer 40,000: Gladius

Free-to-keep week

Gladius is going to be free-to-keep on Steam for the duration of the festival!

It is the perfect occasion to try Gladius if you haven't: it is the ultimate 4X strategy game set in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000


New Demolition Pack DLC

We are excited to announce that we are releasing a new DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius: Demolition Pack.

New units join the fight!

11 new units are ready to enter the battle for Gladius Prime with the Demolition Pack!

These new units are ready to demolish all the enemies’ defenses and they will give you more new strategic options.   

Sydonian Dragoon - Adeptus Mechanicus

Fast close-combat walker unit


Field Ordnance Battery - Astra Militarum

Large man-portable artillery pieces able to shell out enemy units at long range


Chaos Terminator - Chaos Space Marines

Elite heavily armoured infantry that excels against all targets and can use powerful combi-weapons


Talos - Drukhari

Heavy assault creature with powerful close-range weapons


Wraithlord - Craftworld Aeldari

Versatile monstrous creature equipped with a vast array of weapons and able to perform powerful melee attacks


Skorpekh Destroyer - Necrons

Elite armoured close-range infantry unit


Burna Boy - Orks

Anti-infantry unit equipped with a versatile flamethrower


Arco Flagellant - Adepta Sororitas

Expendable light melee infantry


Assault Terminator - Space Marines

Heavy melee infantry unit equipped with a powerful weapon and shield


Fire Warrior Breacher - T’au

Short-range infantry unit that excels in counterattacks


Maleceptor - Tyranids

Synapse monstrous creature with support psychic capabilities


Warhammer Skulls festival

Warhammer Skulls is the celebration of all digital games about Warhammer.

There are loads of amazing discounts and new announcements from other studios, too. So we hope that you will check them out here.


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