The Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War franchise is free to play on Steam this weekend, SEGA has announced. The real-time strategy games, based on the Games Workshop tabletop wargame of the same name, are free-to-play right now, and will be until midnight GMT (1pm PDT) on Sunday, 27th September.
SEGA has also included a number of bonuses to satisfy existing players, which includes the following:
- The Temple of Cyrene is a brand new, official multiplayer map we’re adding into the Dawn of War I rotation. This map will be playable in DoW I, as well as the Dark Crusade and Soulstorm expansions. The Temple of Cyrene sits on the blasted landscape of a world scoured clean by the Exterminatus of the Imperial Inquisition. Homeworld of Gabriel Angelos, Cyrene is now a ghost-world of ruined cities and ashen fields. Fight for supremacy amidst the remains of Cyrene’s once-mighty temples. Claim the three critical locations at the heart of the ruins or drive into enemy bases and deliver annihilation.
- In Dawn of War II, we’re giving away four free sets of Wargear; The Vanguard, Sniper, Sternguard, and Destroyer, to equip in the main campaign that were previously only available as pre-order DLC, or as rare loot drops. Now everyone will be able to equip items like the Veteran’s Grenades, Blade of Ulyus, Armor of the Destroyer, and many more to complete your sets!
The Warhammer games eligible for free weekend play are Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, including the Dark Crusade, Soulstorm, and Winter Assault expansions, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, plus the Chaos Rising and Retribution expansions.
Thank you Dark Side of Gaming for providing us with this information.