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Posted 23/04/2017

New Warhammer 40,000: The Galaxy Map

Welcome to the start of a new series here on the Warhammer Community site, where every day we’re going to tell you something you didn’t know about the new Warhammer 40,000. (There’s a new Warhammer 40,000 coming by the way – if you missed the memo, catch up here.)

Today, we look at the new galaxy map.

But you know the galaxy map right? Terra sort of in the middle-west, Eye of Terror to the north-west, Ultramar sort of south-east-ish…

Think again!

This is the same galaxy, but it’s showing some wear and tear. A catastrophic warp storm looks to have rent the Imperium nearly in half. Even before the Fall of Cadia, the immaterium had been growing ever more turbulent. Travel and communication suffered increasing disturbances as the events of the Gathering Storm unfolded. It seems that eventually reality could take no more, and a titanic warp-rift tore across the galaxy from the Eye of Terror to the Hadex Anomaly on the Eastern Fringe. There will be more on this new interstellar feature in the coming days.

While Terra still stands at the heart of Segmentum Solar, and much of the galaxy will be familiar, there are also a few other new arrivals on the map. At a quick glance, you can see the Planet of the Sorcerers, an expanding Necron empire in the galactic east and new warp storms in every segmentum.

All of these developments set up some exciting narratives for the new edition of Warhammer 40,000.

We’ll be back tomorrow with something else you didn’t know from the far future.

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