Dawn of War II: Elite is a multiplayer mod for Dawn of War II: Retribution. Originally envisioned by Caeltos (a competitive player with a wealth of experience spanning through vanilla to Retribution) as an experimental balance mod for high-level players, Elite evolved into making bolder changes as THQ cut the official support of DOW 2 in their dive toward bankruptcy. The addition of new abilities and units became commonplace, from Space Marine Sternguard Veterans, Eldar Fire Dragons, Chaos Raptors to the Ork Flash Gitz, finalising in the introduction of an entirely new faction - the Grey Knights, based on Bloodravage’s Destroyer 40k mod – all designed from a competitive PvP angle. Coupled with continuous development and an active community dedicated to casts, coverage and regular events, the Elite mod continues to preserve and enrich the de facto Warhammer 40K RTS to this day.

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Check out the patch notes and join in the conversation over on the Elite Mod website: dawnofwar.info


And feel free to join the conversation on the official Discord channel as well: Discord.gg

DoW2 Elite 2.9.5.1 Full Installer

DoW2 Elite 2.9.5.1 Full Installer

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Elite Mod 2.9.5.1 is out! Includes some balance changes and more bug fixes based on feedback from 2.9.5.

Elite Mod 2.9.5 Released

Elite Mod 2.9.5 Released

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Elite Mod 2.9.5 is out! Includes several balance changes, bug fixes, 3 new maps, and a new Tallarn skin for Imperial Guard.

Elite Mod 2.9.4

Elite Mod 2.9.4

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Elite Mod 2.9.4 is out, and Elite now features two new Grey Knight commanders: The Daemonhunter and the Eversor Assassin!

Elite Mod 2.9.2 Release

Elite Mod 2.9.2 Release

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2.9.2 Full Release... It's been a while since we've posted on here.

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DoW2 Elite 2.97 Installer

DoW2 Elite 2.97 Installer

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Dawn of War II: Elite is a multiplayer mod for Dawn of War II: Retribution. Originally envisioned by Caeltos (a competitive player with a wealth of experience...

DoW2 Elite 2.9.6 Installer

DoW2 Elite 2.9.6 Installer

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Full installer and changelog for DoW2 Retribution: Elite Mod 2.9.6. Does not require previous versions to play.

dow2 elite2.9.5.1 installer

dow2 elite2.9.5.1 installer

Full Version 9 comments

Full installer and changelog for DoW2 Retribution: Elite Mod 2.9.5.1. Does not require previous versions to play.

DoW2 Elite 2.9.5 Installer

DoW2 Elite 2.9.5 Installer

Full Version

Full installer and changelog for DoW2 Retribution: Elite Mod 2.9.5. Does not require previous versions to play.

dow2 elite 2.9.4 full installer

dow2 elite 2.9.4 full installer

Full Version 16 comments

Full installer and changelog for DoW2 Retribution: Elite Mod 2.9.4. Does not require previous versions to play.

DoW2 elite 2.9.2 Full Installer

DoW2 elite 2.9.2 Full Installer

Full Version 9 comments

Full release and changelog for DoW 2: Elite Mod 2.9.2

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Guest
Guest

Will we get Tau or necrons for pvp?

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Guest
Guest

does this mod work with the campaign?

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dow2_cloud Creator
dow2_cloud

To play the original campaign load dow2 retribution in steam without elite mod.

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Locutus_001
Locutus_001

martellus is missing his head in the campaign which seems strange seeing as he spears fine in army painter and last stand

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dow2_cloud Creator
dow2_cloud

its not recommended to play the retribution campaign in elite mod, however we will be releasing our own campaign-based mode quite soon. If you want to play the original campaign, boot the game up in steam normally without the mod.

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slipknat
slipknat

which version is compatible with game version 3.19.1.6123 ??

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Guest
Guest

Hey everyone my friend is having trouble with the mod as every description keeps coming up as 10000$1?? Does anyone know how to fix this?
-From your battle brother

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dow2_cloud Creator
dow2_cloud

This is the no range error. Due to overlapping tooltips from downloading multiple mods probably.

The easiest way to learn the fix is to ask over on discord. Otherwise:

Each unique dow2 mod has a ucs file that has the names of things in game. these are stored in your dow2 retribution folder on your computer, normally under steam.

dawn of war 2 - retribution/gameassets/locale/english

in the english folder you have

elite.ucs
dow2.ucs

-these are the correct ones for playing elite.

-once you only have these two ucs files there, the no range error should be fixed in game.

To play any particular mod, you want the base dow2.ucs and that mod's unique ucs folder as well to be in the english folder. you can save these in a spare folder on your cpu to rotate.

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Guest
Guest

Anybody know how to increase the Popcap? I've tried and can't seem to get it to work with Cope

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dow2_cloud Creator
dow2_cloud

There is a popcap mod made by a friend of the mod. We also might add some links to it on moddb as well but its hosted elsewhere (as we didn't upload it).

If you need help installing feel free to visit the dow2 discord.

Yellowmonkey gets credit for making it an option.

It will not be balanced like the regular game but it does at least have elite's core. Feedback is appreciated regardless.

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