This mod is set in Games Workshop's, great Warhammer 40,000 ( 40k ) universe, as seen in Dawn of War and our previous mod WH40K : Rival Species.
The 40k universe is set in the year 40,000 by which time mankind has colonized millions of worlds thought the galaxy by interstellar warp travel. Humanity is ruled by a vast, uncaring, priesthood/bureaucracy on Earth in the name of an all powerful God/Emperor. A galaxy of insidious alien races have threatened and fought the Imperium since its earliest days in innumerable wars and battles.
Developers of this mod have deliberately chosen to include only the Imperium and Tyranid races out of the many that exist in the 40k universe in order to focus on the quality and polished that the mod would not have otherwise. Please do not ask about the other 40k races.
Exterminatus is feature complete and the game is fully playable. A public Beta is available for anyone that wants to try it. New Beta versions will be announced here, but there are also fortnightly public Alpha builds which being incomplete, unbalanced and often unstable aren't really worthy of news on ModDB, but are detailed at 40ksource.com.
Each map sees teams of Marine and Tyranid players competing in a series of mission objectives, culminating in a battle to decide the fate of the planet. This mod is purely multi-player, there is no co-op mode or player bots available.
Players that do well for their team are rewarded with the option to use more powerful player classes including special and heavy weapons marines, terminators, the tank like Carnifex and terrifying Lictor.
Regular scheduled games are being hosted on a number of dedicated servers several times each week usually mid-week and weekends at between 7 and 8PM GMT. Please check our steam community page for upcoming scheduled games and servers addresses.
Here is a summary of the changes to Exteminatus - Rival Species 2 since since it's last beta (version 8.21). This article will not contain any surprises to those who have been following the alpha builds, but might be of use to less frequent readers.
The imperial team have a new, very expensive, very tough to kill in the Dreadnaught (Dread). The player model was made by Stormwolf597, Wikkyd and ChromeAngel and skinned by ChromeAngel and Dontask4470. Sound effects for the Dread were created and supplied by DontAsk4470 and Plague Marine Champion.
Dreadnaughts are equipped with a Flamer and Siege drill weapon combo. The flamer doesn't use conventional ammo, but can overheat. Dreads can also launch smoke grenades using the Reload key. Smoke grenades are limited to 3 per spawn. The smoke grenades particle effect was created and tuned by DontAsk4470. The Dread's weapon combo model was created by Stormwolf597, Wikkyd and ChromeAngel.
The melta gun wargear set has been moved from the specialist class to the assault marine, this set is known as the Assault Specialist. The melta requires more points on top of the assault marine, but enables them to do some serious damage. making both class and weaon more effective than their earlier incarnations.
The Tyranid warrior has a new wargear set featuring the Devourer weapon symbiote. Model, texture and code were all created by ChromeAngel. The Devourer's tracer and impact particle effects and firing sound effects were made by DontAsk4470.
The Tyranid warrior has a second new wargear set featuring the Barbed Strangler (BS) weapon symbiont. The BS weapon launches a creature that sits in wait and pulls it's victims toward it. Each weapon can only launch 1 creature at a time. Reloading the weapon sacrifices the current creature and allows the weapon to fire again. The Barbed Strangler view model and textures were contributed by Chris Wassum back in 2008 (thanks for your patience Chris!). The BS firing and impact sound effects were created by DontAsk4470.
BS pulls gradually increasing in strength, pulling it's victims faster. Damage to BS victims increases the longer a victim is held, crushing even terminators in time. The BS pulls terminators and dreadnaughts less than other marines, due to their weight. The BS pulls vertically at 1% strength. BS barbs snap when they reach their maximum range. The BS is priced compariably to the Lictor, Zoanthrope and Biovore, due to many of these effects.
Exterminatus now works with the sv_pure server setting to reduce the possibilities for cheating. This has been made compatible with the skin packs system, so you can still use your favourite chapter packs which have now been updated to include new skins for the new Dreadnaught class.
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10
Incredible mod I havent played it yet but im sure its good nice and warmy for the winter nights of 2010/2011
Nov 29 2010 by MatejFilaković
Lowest Rated (8 agree) 1/10
Decent mod, but an unhelpful community who only open their mouths to troll and talk shit like it's a competitive shooter. Makes MOBAs and Youtube comment sections look civil. Avoid. I simply asked how to get ammo for the Termies stormbolter and was told "to quit acting like it's CoD", whatever that was supposed to mean. I proceeded to ask again whether I was supposed to just let myself die or if there was an ammo point or something, and didn't get an answer. Then a match later, as I was lost on…
Nov 24 2013 by SnakeTheFox