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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Shutting Down Online Servers

April 29, 2022

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf has just received a shutdown notice that will take affect in a few weeks. The shutdown will come in the form of an update that will permanently disconnect the game from the server and then convert it to offline mode. If players want to copy their data so they don't lose their progress, all they need to do is launch the game before the release of the update.

If you don't see your progress in the new update, then players will have to use a special option in the game settings to see it. The developers recommend players use the Steam Cloud Saves feature in order to keep their progress, which is solid advice for any game available on Steam. 

 

Why is Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf going offline?

There's no official reason given, but the answer seems fairly obvious: not many are playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. According to SteamCharts.com, the turn-based strategy title currently (at the time of publishing) only has 3 players online. The peak of the game in the last 24 hours is 11, and the all-time peak is 467, which is unlikely to be a sustainable audience even with low ongoing running costs.

The game has been out since September 21, 2017 on Steam, so nearly 5 years of release means that there almost certainly won't be a larger audience for this game, now or ever, so it makes sense for the developers to shut down the server if it's costing more money than it's bringing in. And it's not like the game is dead forever-the few dozen players who play this game will still be able to play offline. The advanced notice is nice, too, because there have been plenty of games where the servers are just shut off with little to no warning. So, in a bad situation all around, it's good to see HeroCraft PC do the right thing for their players. Good on them.

 
 

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