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Posted 29/04/2019

Warhammer 40,000 Update – April 2019

After countless hours of playtesting, weeks of writing, a frankly dangerous number of coffees and even a couple of intercontinental trips, the Warhammer 40,000 Update – April 2019 is finally ready! From broad changes to tiny tweaks, this update promises to make your games more balanced and fun than ever before. Don’t just take our word for it – here’s Warhammer 40,000 rulesmaster Robin Cruddace with some release notes:

Robin: There has never been a more exciting time to be playing Warhammer 40,000! Since our last online update in Autumn 2018, we have released several new codexes, campaign books, supplements and a new edition of Chapter Approved. Throughout this period, we have also received a vast amount of feedback from you – the Warhammer 40,000 community – face-to-face at events around the world, and online through our Facebook page and our FAQ inbox. Thank you to everybody who got in contact – it has proved invaluable in helping us to make this update. We have been hard at work compiling and analysing your feedback, and I hope you will see the impact it has had.

So, what does this update contain? Well, the first thing we have done is to update our FAQ and Errata documents to take into account any new questions that have been raised since their last update (so if you have a question about a specific army, make sure you check out the Errata and FAQ document for that army’s codex). These updates include some changes to the core Warhammer 40,000 rules and some further clarifications of how certain rules work – the most notable changes and clarifications are the first things detailed in the Designer’s Commentary (see below).

Next, we have looked at all the beta rules introduced in the last update and, after making some changes to incorporate your feedback, have finalised those rules. Finally, we have made a handful of changes to certain rules to help address some balance issues that are consistently being raised by the community. These can be found at the end of the document.

We hope this update clears up any questions you might have about the rules, but please continue to send your feedback to [email protected]. In the meantime, may you always roll sixes (unless you’re taking a Morale test). 

Thanks, Robin! The Warhammer 40,000 Update – April 2019, complete with notes and insights from our designers, is now live – download it in your preferred language via the links below. It’s also available over on the Downloads page along with a number of updates to codexes and rules supplements, including Shadowspear and Vigilus Ablaze.

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