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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Release Date: March 11, 2010 (US), March 12, 2010 (EU)

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'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising' v2.2 Patch Details

by Rainier on March 22, 2010 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Developed by internal studio Relic Entertainment, Chaos Rising, offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options.

Version 2.2 Balance Patch Notes

Chaos:

  • Inferno Bolters damage has been reduced from 39 to 35
  • Chaos Predator max speed increased to 5.7 from 5.2
  • Chaos Lord has had his armour type changed from Heavy Infantry to Commander
  • Removed melee resistance from the Bloodcrusher
  • Increased the in combat ranged modifier to 1 from 0.5 for the Bloodcrusher
  • Bloodcrusher size has been changed to Large from Huge

Space Marines:

  • Predator Tank max speed increased to 5.7 from 5.2
  • Assault Terminators with Storm Hammers and Thunder Shield:
    • Increased damage to 90 from 75
    • Increased special attack damage to 67 from 65
  • Assault Terminators with Lightning Claws:
    • Change damage type from Melee Heavy to Power Melee
    • Decrease damage to 70 from 95
    • Decrease special attack damage to 57 from 72
    • Decrease splash damage to 12 from 20
    • Removed additional 360 degree damage (20) from special attack
  • Force Commander Terminator Lightning Claws:
    • Change damage type from Melee Heavy to Power Melee
    • Decrease damage to 70 from 100
    • Decrease special attack damage to 57 from 72
    • Decrease splash damage to 12 from 20
    • Removed additional 360 degree damage (20) from special attack
  • Librarian’s Smite ability will no longer sometimes instantly cooldown after firing

Eldar:

  • Fire Prism max speed increased to 5 from 4.5
  • Wraithguard can no longer fire on the move
  • Shuriken Cannon Guardian HP has been reduced to 225 from 275 per member

Orks:

  • Looted Tank max speed increased to 5.5 from 5

Tyranids:

  • Ravener Tunnel HP has been reduced to 175 from 250

Bug Fixes:

  • Bloodcrusher now has appropriate upkeep cost
  • Stikkbomb_pvp damage type has been modified to damage units in buildings
  • Plague Marine Champion death explosion will no longer hurt invulnerable units
  • Force Commander and Assault Terminator lightning claw special attack changed from a 0.5 second sweep to an instant pie attack.
  • Ravener Alpha no longer reduces his AV damage modifier by re-equipping the corrosive devourer multiple times
  • The received range damage modifier while fleet of foot is active on a Banshee squad with an Exarch is now exclusive and will no longer stack with other received range damage modifiers
  • The received range damage modifier from Distortion field is now exclusive and will no longer stack with other received range damage modifiers

Set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s vast Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising transports players into the midst of an intergalactic war between ancient enemies. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising introduces the Chaos Space Marines as a new playable army, continues the single player campaign from the original Dawn of War II, delivers all new wargear and raises the level cap from 20 to 30.

Relic Entertainment will also deliver new multiplayer maps and new units for the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids and Space Marines. Veterans of the Dawn of War II single player campaign can use their existing squads’ accumulated wargear, abilities and experience to battle the traitorous Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion throughout 20 new missions. Newcomers to Dawn of War II will begin the single player campaign with a squad of Space Marines fully equipped to take on the malevolent forces of Chaos. Powerful Chaos tainted wargear can be equipped and used against your enemy, but doing so could lead to dreadful consequences. Will you risk corruption for power?

In Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising you will take command of the Blood Ravens and defend the sector against the Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion.  Purge the chaos filth and hold the chapter together as traitorous forces work from within to try bring down the Blood Ravens.

  • Upgrade your squads with new legendary wargear and unlock new special abilities, as your squads advance to level 30.  Will you remain steadfast to the Emperor or risk heresy to gain new dark and destructive powers?
  • In multiplayer swear loyalty to the Chaos Gods and pit your bloodthirsty warband of Chaos Space Marines against the new units and reinforced armies of the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Tyranids.

Chaos Rising will be available as a Games for Windows Live PC title for a suggested retail price of $29.99.


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