Its name was already a mouthful, but with new DLC coming to Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, it’s just got a little more long-winded to say.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters‘ upcoming DLC pack is called Duty Eternal, bringing plenty of new changes to the game. It brings new missions, new maps, new upgrade currency, new units and a brand new strategic element. It’s coming to PC via Steam and Epic Game Stores on 6th December, and it’ll be priced at £12.99/$14.99. If you’re a Warhammer 40K fan, we really don’t think you’re going to want to miss it. Let’s dive into what Duty Eternal will include.
There’s of course a new bit of narrative added to Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. A new strain of Bloom threatens the world, known as the Technophage Outbreak. That brings new threats for players to combat – and thankfully, Duty Eternal puts plenty of new tools at players’ disposal to make that easy and fun.
Venerable Dreadnought comes to Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Duty Eternal DLC
First up, there’s a Venerable Dreadnought coming to the game, a brand new customisable unit. You’re undoubtedly already familiar with Dreadnoughts: huge, hulking combat walkers capable of epic battles and destruction. You’ll need to unlock the Venerable Dreadnought first, but once you have it’ll become an optional fifth squad member in any Technophage Outbreak mission.
Your Venerable Dreadnought will have customisable weaponry, and you’re able to upgrade it by spending Archeotech, the new currency coming within the Duty Eternal DLC. Expect a tougher battle when you’ve got a Dreadnought on the battlefield, though. These units are built for serious combat.
New Class: Techmarine
Alongside the Venerable Dreadnought, a new class is coming to Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters as part of the Duty Eternal DLC. Known as the Techmarine, this class has one very cool trick up its sleeve: it can deploy Combat Servitors on the battlefield to fight on its behalf.
Combat Servitors are essentially disposable allies which can be equipped before a battle in the same way you’d equip gear. There are different types of Combat Servitors available, and the ones you can use in battle depends which you equip. You can unlock new types by spending Archeotech, and there’s a variety of abilities available.
On the battlefield, they attack automatically, drawing from the Techmarine’s AP pool. They’ll follow the Techmarine around so they’re not completely autonomous, but a very cool extra pair of fighting hands to have in battle.
The Gladius Frigate is a new vessel coming in Duty Eternal, which will add a whole new layer to the strategy elements of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. This secondary vessel will need to be unlocked before you can make use of it, but it’s absolutely worth hunting down.
To gain access to the Gladius Frigate, you’ll need to complete a new event mission which sees you clear Nurgle’s forces out of the ship. Once it’s houses, you can load it with Grey Knights then send them off to complete missions alone. Gladius Frigate missions are automatic: they’re resolved off-screen, but offer the same risks and rewards as any normal mission. It means you can respond to Bloom in two places at once, greatly improving your strategic options.
It’s safe to say that Duty Eternal adds plenty of meaningful new content to Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. If you’re a fan of the game, this will offer an excellent reason to jump back in. And you won’t have to wait long: it’ll be available on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on 6th December.