Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
Developer(s) Behaviour Interactive
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release September 23, 2016
Genre(s) third-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is a science fiction online third-person shooter video game based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 setting. The game was released on September 23, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, and will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game is a player versus player online multiplayer action shooter, with gameplay taking place on the planet of Arkhona.

Races and factions[edit]

The game features several races for players to choose from.[2] Each race has its own variety of classes that are unique and recognizable to fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. In addition, all factions have "hero-classes" that are playable but cost in-game resources to use. The playable races include: Orks, Space Marines, Eldar, and Chaos Space Marines. The Tyranids are present in game as NPCs, being the primary enemies in the game's procedurally-created dungeons "Under worlds" and survival "Hives" game modes to provide a Player Versus Environment experience. The various other races from the universe, such as the Tau and Dark Eldar, will be added "over the game's lifetime", according to the developers.

Classes[edit]

Orks[edit]

  • Loota
  • Stormboy
  • Shoota boy
  • Slugga boy
  • Painboy
  • Kommando

Space Marines[edit]

  • Tactical
  • Devastator
  • Assault(Jump)
  • Apothecary
  • Assault(Ground)
  • Damned Legionnaire

Eldar[edit]

  • Striking Scorpion
  • Howling Banshee
  • Dire Avenger
  • Fire Dragon
  • Dark Reaper
  • Swooping Hawk
  • Warlock

Chaos Space Marines[edit]

  • Havoc
  • Raptor
  • Traitor
  • Aspiring Sorcerer
  • Traitor Assault
  • Possessed Marine

Development[edit]

Founders program[edit]

Behaviour Interactive launched the founder program for Eternal Crusade on June 25, 2014.[3] Similar to a pre-order program, people can buy packs before the game release, allowing them to get the full game key, and several bonuses, like in-game currency, unique items, etc.[4]

Closed Alpha[edit]

The development team has released the closed Alpha on September 14, 2015[5] to its founders. The objective of the closed Alpha is to test the shooter part of the game,[5] before releasing all the persistence and progression features.

Release[edit]

During the current closed Alpha period, the game was only available on Microsoft Windows platforms. The game is now available via Steam.[6] Paying players who purchase a copy of the full game will be able to play as all classes from all factions.

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