Exterminatus : Destruction of all life on a world by the Imperium of man.

Setting
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, Tyranid and Chaos factions 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.

Status
Exterminatus is feature complete and the game is fully playable by anyone. Major new versions will be announced here as they are released, but there are also fortnightly public Alpha builds which being incomplete, unbalanced and often unstable aren't generally worthy of news on ModDB, but are detailed at 40ksource.com.

Gameplay
Each map sees teams of 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.

Features

  • Three teams, with their own distinct appearance and game play styles
  • Three tiers of player classes, achieve success to unlock superior classes
  • Eighteen playable classes, many with their own unique sounds, weapons and abilities
  • Mission and Objective based game play, with progressive spawn waves

Getting Together
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.

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After more than a decade in development we have finally decided to drop the "Beta" label from major releases. Today's "full" version is the first major release out of beta. This full version features a new scout class, scouting mechanic, faster boltguns, balance improvements and bug fixes.

If you're not sure if you have everything you need to play Exterminatus (EX) we have prepared a Getting Started article to help you on your way to glorious battles in the 40th millennium.

Scouts

The scout class came about when Australian student and modeller Wikkyd contributed a spacemarine scout player model that he'd made from scratch as practice for his modelling and animation course work. With weapon models from the Swiss contributor Clay_more, sound effects from Ukrainian student DontAsk, voiced by Danish voice actor Bulwark, coding from British developer ChromeAngel, bring the scout to the battlefields of the 41st millennium.

Scout with shotgun


The scout is a starting level class available from the beginning of each map. Faster, but more vulnerable than his power armoured team mates, scouts operate with speed and caution. Like his tabletop counterpart the scout has access to shotguns, boltguns and sniper rifles as his primary weapons (the later being unlocked as rewards).

The shotgun's secondary allows him to mark enemy targets for his team to net the scout additional points. This ability is also available to the Genestealer as the secondary to their talons.

The sniper rifle was particularly difficult to balance, and went though many revisions before it settled down as a four shot, high damage (50 points per hit), scoped rifle. It's the only weapon in the game that can be scoped and fired while zoomed in on it's target.


Faster Boltguns

Boltguns, Bolter, Blasters, whatever you call them, they are the trademark weapon of the spacemarines and the cornerstone of balance for EX. Since our earliest days the EX bolt has gone for the most powerful, solid, slow bolters. In this latest incarnation of EX the bolter has been re-tuned for a faster firing, assault role, akin to the bolters seen in newer games like Dawn of War and Spacemarine,

Stance

How players are moving, standing or crouching (stance) is now factored in to the accuracy and kick of all ranged weapons. Jumping or sprinting will send your aim wide, which stopping and ducking will improve accuracy. This has been a feature of EX for a while, but has been amplified in recent builds to add a layer of realism and player skill.

Chapter Packs

Of course with a new imperial player model all the chapter skin packs needed updating too. Bulwark pitched in with specific battle cries recorded for each of the major chapters. We had to find a way to include those too. The old skin packs only really worked with the Beta versions. So we spend the time to re-make chapter packs for all the major chapters, but improved on them too, by adding support for custom battle cries and using chapter packs with alpha versions. These improved chapter packs can be downloaded from the Exterminatus Addons page.

The full version of Exterminatus is also available as a 7z package for server operators ans those who have difficulty with the installer version (linked above)

Exterminatus (7Zip)


Where's it all happening?

The EX Discord channel is really starting to take off. If you have questions about the mod, want to find players for a pickup game, get teasers of features under development or contribute join the Discord and come talk to us.

Future Plans

Out of beta. So, is this it? Is its done? Is this the final version of EX?


Nope.


Since we started work on this release the excellent modeller and texture artist Joazzz has joined the EX community and pledged to make all new spacemarine models from scratch. Here are just a few of things he's been working on:

Ultramarine Veterans by Joazzz


Ultramarine Terminator armour by Joazz


Joazzz did not come alone either, he brought two of his mates with him. Kharos and Warekit are both Source Film Maker animators and have offered to animate all the new models that are being added. This is the first time in the long history of the mod that we have dedicated animators working on EX (you can tell, I know).

Minor versions of EX (not normally posted about on ModDB) will continue to be referred to as "Alphas". With all these contributors and more there will be plenty of Alphas to come.

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Exterminatus Beta 9 - The Black Crusade

Exterminatus Beta 9 - The Black Crusade

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Exterminatus Beta 9 completes the introduction of the Black Legion of Chaos Space Marines (CSM) to Exterminatus (EX). Now in addition to the Imperial...

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Exterminatus 8.70 - The Chaos Legions

Exterminatus 8.70 - The Chaos Legions

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.61 - The Road to Chaos

Exterminatus Alpha 8.61 - The Road to Chaos

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.61 features a new Chaos Space Marine (CSM) team, which is a major change in direction for EX a new level ex_streets.

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Comments  (0 - 10 of 1,351)
Crighton
Crighton

Imperial Guard?

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Pvt_Pirate
Pvt_Pirate

Does this mod work on Linux? Some mods don't because they don't contain the linux-equivalent of their .dlls which should be easy to add.

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

Sorry, no. EX does not have Linux so files.

As the lone coder for this mod I don't feels it's worth the hassle to try and get a Linux build environment running and port the VS solution to a form that will build there.

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Guest
Guest

The tutorial crashes the game lmao

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

I've not heard that one before. If you have a dump file in your steam/dumps/ folder dated with the crash you can send it to leader@40ksource.com and I will try to resolve the issue.

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Benjamin981
Benjamin981

Its amazing you guys are still going even with a small player base. I would play more but with my net being utter garbage its impossible for me to play. Keep it up guys

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dzl
dzl

mod alive?

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

Yeah, i'm just preparing for big new release.

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klozmadnik
klozmadnik

may you could put a dedicated server in the next update, may the people can find and create more servers to play.

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

Instructions for setting up a dedicated server can be found on the EX website 40ksource.com

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Incredible mod I havent played it yet but im sure its good nice and warmy for the winter nights of 2010/2011

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