Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch coming to PC in October


Originally released earlier this year as a mobile game, turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40k: Deathwatch has been remastered for a PC release, and will drop-pod onto Steam on October 20 this year.

The enhanced edition sports redesigned UI, customisable mouse and keyboard controls, and "dynamic lighting and special effects" courtesy of Unreal Engine 4. As the Deathwatch, your fireteam must travel to broken cities and broken spaceships to punish hordes of rabid Tyranids.

If you've played the team's Warhammer fantasy effort, Warhammer Quest, you'll have a feel for the moreish beat dungeon -> loot -> level up reward loop. Expect lots of equippable weapons, war gear, and characters from a wide range of Space Marine chapters. The PC version includes new soldiers from the Imperial Fists, Black Templar and, the the most Byronic chapter of all, the Dark Angels.

There are no pricing details yet. The mobile version sold for £3.99 / $4.99 on the app store.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.