Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters describe their poisonous villains

Warhammer 40k has a lot of interesting gods and I have to say my least favorite is Nurgle. He’s a big plague monster who infects everything with gross, and oh, he’s the big bad in the upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. Developers Complex Games has released a new dev diary that tells about how his henchmen will bring plague across the country, and it certainly looks pretty cool. But also: yuck!

So Nurgle uses a plague called Bloom to infect planets and mutate his own powers to become stronger (and uglier). The developers say that as part of the story, players will explore how they can get rid of Bloom – a good thing to do, I think, as it will develop new tribes as the campaign continues.

“For example, one planet may be infected with the pain, which tends to give enemies higher damage mutations,” says senior programmer Dave Reimer. “Others may be infected with the tribe of death, which tends to give enemies the ability to undermine the willpower of your knights.”

To combat this you will be able to spend resources on upgrading your weapons and armor to be more Bloom-resistant, or improve your ship so you can react faster to limit the plague. All of these things will be especially important when it comes to tackling Nurgle’s masters, a bunch of big, smelly bosses. I’m a fan of it in the video that slams a stick on the ground and makes coarse plants sprout around it.

I’m eager to try more Warhammer stuff. My biggest experience with Nurgle is in Vermintide 2’s Chaos Wastes, where he has modifiers at certain levels that make your life incredibly difficult. There is one that causes enemies to explode in gas clouds, and another that fills the level with gas, and one player has to carry around an anti-stink rod so you do not all die from it. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a good idea for an evil god, even if those levels test my patience.

Daemonhunters was announced back in July during the Games Workshops Warhammer Skulls event along with a handful of other Warhammer-y stuff. It’s released by Frontier Foundry and is set to be released sometime in 2022, and you can check it out on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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