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The Daemonic Update is now available for free for all Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector players

'Daemonic' update now out free.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Slitherine and Black Lab Games are proud to announce the release of the Daemonic Update for Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the turn-based squad-based tactical game set on the Baal system.


This new update is available today for all Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector players for free, both on PC and console. They will just need to launch and update the game, and they will find the new content available: three new skirmish maps, the new “Siege” objective type and a new minor faction, the Daemons of Khorne.


Initially released on PC in July 2021, Battlesector is set within the iconic Warhammer 40,000 universe and sees players engage in strategic turn-based battles on a grid-based map. Since its release, Black Lab has built upon the game with releases on Xbox and PlayStation, the two smaller expansions to its factions - Blood Angels Elites and Tyranids Elites, and the full DLC with the Necrons Faction. With the Necrons DLC, Slitherine also released the first major free update with the Planetary Supremacy campaign: a procedurally generated hex-based strategic map that serves as a backdrop for linked skirmish battles involving all three available factions.


Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is available also on Game Pass PC and Xbox.
More information on Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector can be found here


What is new in the Daemonic Update

- New objective type: “Siege” is an asynchronous objective available in skirmish, multiplayer and base attack battles for Planetary Supremacy. The attacker must capture 4 strategic capture points, whilst the defender works to eliminate the attacker's army
- 3 new maps: “Fortress of Redemption” is a Blood Angels-themed map, “Feeding Grounds” is a Tyranid-themed map, and “Blackstone” is a Necron-themed map. These maps are used for base attack battles in Planetary Supremacy, and in skirmish and multiplayer.
- Added a new minor faction to Planetary Supremacy: Daemons of Khorne. Chaos starts its incursion into Battlesector with a combat force of Khornate Daemons, including the Bloodmaster, Bloodletters, Flesh Hounds, and the mighty Skull Cannon.
- Changed the starting positioning for Minor faction units in Planetary Supremacy battles. Instead of starting at the other end of the map, enemy units will now be distributed around the map, similar to the Age of Crimson Dawn campaign.
- Planetary Supremacy Accelerated Reinforcements. You can now spend additional Requisition Tokens to get a unit on cooldown earlier.

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