Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War ($39.99) Is Free on Epic Games Store

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The Epic Games Store has launched another free games promotion, and it looks to be somewhat of an exciting one, particularly if you’re Henry Cavill. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War, the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, is free to claim from the Epic Games Store until Thursday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. Developed by Proxy Studios and centering around four factions that engage in a brutal war for dominance over planet resources, Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War is normally priced at $39.99, while Steam users can also purchase the game for $3.99 until March 23 as part of a special promotion. The next Epic Games Store freebie is Chess Ultra.

From an Epic Games Store listing:

Gladius Prime was known to Imperial scholars as a planet of archeological interest. During its colonization ancient relics were found, revealing hints of a shrouded past. But it was more than relics. Something awakened, an unspeakable horror from an ancient past, and the citizens of Gladius found themselves trapped in a terrible war for survival.

Gladius Prime was once a planet of peace. Now there is only war.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence with the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer universe. Face challenging AI or cooperate or compete with friends and strangers across the globe.

EXPLORE: Play as one of four iconic Warhammer factions (Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Orks or Necrons), each with their own unique playstyle and technology tree. Explore a randomly generated world filled with special features and threatening wildlife that can crush your troop’s morale. Secure control of powerful ancient artefacts to grant you an edge against rival factions.

EXPAND: Construct cities, buildings and fortifications to expand your empire and produce an army to vanquish your foes. Harvest resources and research new technologies to fuel and upgrade your machinery of war.

EXPLOIT: Progress through a different storyline with each faction as their destiny on Gladius Prime, a world tainted by the warp, unfolds. In the end, when all the dust has settled, only one faction can emerge victorious.

EXTERMINATE: Command a wide array of devastating weaponry, issue city edicts and deploy tactical operations. Recruit hero units that possess distinct special abilities and can be equipped with items, ranging from advanced grenades to mighty relics of the past. As they become more and more powerful with each rank, they turn into true champions of your cause.

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