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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' Rolls Out v2.2 Patch

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 7:40 p.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.

New Features

Global

  • Users can now modify their keybindings, including camera controls, by changing values in the keydefaults.lua file in the Settings folder. The keydefaults.lua file will not exist until you first launch a multiplayer game after the patch. Please see the contents of keydefaults.lua for more information

Bug Fixes

Global

  • Variety of stability fixes
  • Fixed a crash that can occur when using driver-level anti-aliasing
  • Fixed a crash due to a memory corruption in the final mission
  • Fixed a bug whereby the blur rendering post-process effect would fail to work
  • Fixed a bug whereby the game would hang in windowed mode in Vista or Window 7 – Please note that windowed mode is still not officially supported with Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
  • Fixed a bug whereby the game wouldn’t run in Vista or Window 7 when parental controls are disabled

Campaign

  • Players will no longer receive invalid wargear in the original Dawn of War 2 campaign
  • Fixed an issue with right-clicking to pick up wargear causing the cursor to be locked in the facing position
  • Fixed a scar error during the Uprising at Angel Forge mission
  • Fixed an issue where the final boss of the Chaos Rising campaign would randomly regain full health

Multiplayer

  • Fixed a crash that can occur during the kick voting process
  • Fixed a crash when attempting to capture a power node
  • Fixed a bug where wind-up weapons would unfairly fail to fire if the target leaves the range of the attacker during wind-up
  • Fixed a bug where ranks will be reset under certain networking conditions
  • Implemented an attempt to recover lost rank from old leaderboards
  • Added music to free for all matches
  • Fixed and issue where some power nodes did not have room to build all three power nodes in 2p Judgment of Carrion and 4p Calderis Refinery

Balance Changes

General

  • 2p Judgment of Carrion has had its strategic points rearranged.

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
  • Bloodcrusher now has appropriate upkeep cost
  • Plague Marine Champion death explosion will no longer hurt invulnerable units

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 53 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
  • Force Commander and Assault Terminator lightning claw special attack changed from a 0.5 second sweep to an instant pie attack.
  • 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
  • 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

Orks

  • Looted Tank max speed increased to 5.5 from 5
  • Stikkbomb_pvp damage type has been modified to damage units in buildings

Tyranids

  • Ravener Tunnel HP has been reduced to 175 from 250
  • Ravener Alpha no longer reduces his AV damage modifier by re-equipping the corrosive devourer multiple times
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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