Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate- Daemonhunters is upon us and with it comes a whole host of warriors that want to experience this world for the first time. It’s not an easy one to get into, so we’ve decided to give you a whole host of hints and tips for the game. Here's our Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Starter Guide!
You need to look after your soldiers.
While permadeath isn’t instant in this game, you only have one potential fall for each soldier, so you need to keep an eye on the health of each of your allies. Don’t get flanked, don’t get outgunned and be sure that you’re always in cover or you’ll quickly lose an entire team of people. The game itself is incredibly difficult and I lost multiple whole teams of soldiers in battle so don't do what I did and separate your team because if you do you'll find that the enemies just absolutely turn you inside out.
Choose Your Daemonhunters Team Wisely
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate- Daemonhunters allows you to customise your team in order to get the best possible combination. There’s eight classes in the game that we’re going to break down for you so that you have an idea for what you’re looking at:
Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunter Classes:
- Justicar- A warrior that can charge through obstacles and enemies in your path, and that can boost the action points/willpower of an ally so that they can do more.
- Interceptor- An interceptor can teleport between locations, damaging enemies in your way. You can also fire at an enemy without an action cost when another ally does the same.
- Purgator- A heavy ranged weapon specialist that can blind enemies in an area and make your allies do more damage with their ranged attacks.
- Apothecary- Your typical medical. They’ll heal you with their Battlefield Medicine abilities, with Biomancies buffing your allies abilities and giving them extra action points.
- Paladin- An armour-clad warrior with the ability to use combat-focused abilities
- Chaplain- Prays and removes debuffs inflicted upon you by the bloom and the chaos
- Librarian- Focuses entirely on psychic attacks.
- Purifier- Flame thrower! They incinerate those within your range.
Usually it's worth having at least one member of your team be of the Apothecary class given the aforementioned difficulty of the game, but the rest of your team is really based heavily upon your own personal preferences.
Personally I used a combination of an Apothecary, an Purgator, a Justicar and a Paladin so that I had a decent range of options. It's always nice to be able to both shoot from a distance and have a hugely powerful melee based unit in your team, but it's worth noting that if your melee unit cannot defeat an enemy in one hit, or if you put them in a situation where other enemies can get to them, that you'll quickly lose that unit.
Speed is critical, or you'll be overwhelmed
It’s in your best interests to do what you need to do then get off the planet where your mission is taking place. The longer you wait, the more chaos blooms in the surrounding area, and the more you’ll have to deal with. It could be something like a status effect, or a whole horde of enemies but you’ll really wait to avoid whatever is coming your way. Often you’ll find yourself swarmed by enemies which might make finishing the mission incredibly difficult, but in these cases you’ll just have to make do.
Mission Choice Matters
There’s multiple missions that spring up while you’re on the main map for Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters, all of which have their own goals. These can range from picking something up from the planet surface to simply defeating the enemies that are waiting for you, but it’s important that you pick your targets wisely. If you choose for example to take on the mission surrounding the enemies and defeating them, you’ll have less time to recover whatever you need to get from the planet surface. You have to prioritise your targets, make sure you’re certain that this is what your team needs and dedicate manpower to it.
Picking the right Daemonhunters Research is the key to success
Akin to X-COM, you can dedicate manpower and resources to your facilities and the research for your team members. The path for your research is long, with many different branching paths, so it’s important you specialise in something that’ll benefit your playstyle. If you want to be a more ranged tactician, then you must tailor your upgrades and your research specifically to that.
When it comes to your facilities these can be used as a way to upgrade the speed of your ship so that you can get to missions quicker, with some upgrades also giving you the ability to have more soldiers in your barracks. You can upgrade your plasma reactor, your warp drive, your library and more. Your ship is part of your arsenal, another weapon that you have, so making it incredibly strong is in your best interests honestly. There’s a huge range here, but we have a separate guide for that which you can find here. Though on a very similar note to discussing research and upgrades here…
Picking your Daemonhunter Weapons
There’s an enormous amount of choice in Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters. There’s weapons out there that range from holy guns to huge glaives, and then you also have the chance to upgrade these weapons according to your specifications.
The thing here is that certain units will do better with certain weapons, so it’ll do you well to understand what each class is best at. There’s also multiple different types of armour that can both prevent damage or give you various other benefits. As I've noted in our ships and research guide, the game is incredibly difficult and it's always worth investing in your health bar above all else.
Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is a really tough and expansive game, and one that will give even veterans a run for their money. Hopefully we can make the transition into the game easier for you, and help you figure out how exactly you want to be play the game.