In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. So much war in fact, that when a Space Marine of considerable renown is struck down in battle, his Chapter bestows upon him their greatest honor: internment in a sarcophagus within a 15 foot tall engine of war known as a Dreadnought. Any game involving Space Marines on the tabletop will have some variety of Dreadnought (Venerable, Ironclad, Furiso, etc.) involved so it stands to reason that last Fall's release, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
would also include these legendary battle engines.
Well, it did not have Dreadnoughts at first, but THQ announced that, on January 24th, the "Dreadnought" DLC will be available for 800 MSP. This DLC includes a brand-new mode called Dreadnought Assualt which will allow the team that captures a central spawning location access to a player controlled Dreadnought.
Three new maps for all play modes are also included in the DLC: Desolation, Dome Mechanius and Chem Refinery.
For my fellow Warhammer fans out there, I should note that the Imperium Space Marines' Dreadnought will be armed with an Assault Cannon, Multi-Melta and a Power Fist. The Traitor Legions' Dreadnought replaces the Assault Cannon with an Auto Cannon and the Power Fist with a Power Claw, which is showing recognition of the tabletop models these machines are based on in the first place.
Imperium Dreadnought in tabletop form:
Traitor Legion Dreadnought in tabletop form:
On the same day that the "Dreadnought" DLC is available, a new "Capture and Control" mode will be available to all players for free.
Finally, two more player skins will be available from the marketplace for 240 MSP each. The "Iron Hands Skin Pack", which will make your Imperial Space Marine look like this:
If you prefer fighting for Nurgle, you can purchase the "Death Guard Skin Pack", which is based on these beauties:
The "Dreadnought" DLC will be available next week for 800 MSP and, yes, it will include more achievements.