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. 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 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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Beta 9 completes the introduction of the Black Legion of Chaos Space Marines (CSM) to Exterminatus (EX). Now in addition to the Imperial and Tyranid factions you can play as one of the seven CSM classes, with their own chaotic weaponry on one of the five new chaos versus imperial maps.



Exterminatus Beta 9.0 Installer


If you prefer not to run an installer or it cannot locate your SourceMods folder there is also a 7z archive of Beta 9 available for download. This may be more useful to dedicated server operators.

Exterminatus Beta 9 (7Zip)


Installation instructions

  • Install the "Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer" to your steam library (it's listed under "tools").
  • Run the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer at least once. You can exit once the menu has finished loading.
  • If you already have a copy of the EX Beta, delete it.
  • Run the Beta installer and follow it's instructions.
  • Restart Steam. You should now see both the Exterminatus Beta 9 listed in your library.

What's new since 8.70?
The previous big release 8.70 saw the introduction of the chaos classes, but they were somewhat rough around the edges and still using weapons from the imperial loyalists. Since then the CSM player models and skins have been improved, chaos version of all the weapons have been added, including a unique hand-flamer and dual chain fists for the chaos dreadnaught.

Bunker Ambush Abandoned Bunker


Chaos forces can now battle it out on 3 completely new maps csm_trench by ChromeAngel, ex_bunker and ex_compromised by WhiteLightningTwister , plus classic EX maps Orbital and Thunderhawk have received overhauls with new chaotic versions and three entirely new chaos maps have been added.

Overlooking the trenches Thunderhawk down in chaos territory

A full record of all the changes since 8.70 can be found in the article What's new in Beta 9.

What's next for EX?
Wikkyd and Clay_More have contributed most of the assets required to add a space marine scout to EX. The scout class is planned to be inexpensive in the early game, with access to a much more costly sniper rifle in the late game. Once the scout is in-game a kit for creating custom chapter skins packs will be released before we move on to updating the existing chapter packs.

For over a decade now EX has been released as work in progress Alpha versions, with the occasional release of a stable Beta version showcasing major new features. Having made contact with Warhammer 40K's owner, Games Workshop and confirming they are satisfied with our use of their property, it's nearly time to take EX out of Beta.

With all the chapters supporting scouts the next major release will be version 1.0 of Exterminatus (no longer Alpha or Beta).

What's New in Beta 9

What's New in Beta 9

Feature 10 comments

Exterminatus is approaching it's 9th Beta release after many more frequent and experimental Alpha builds. This article documents all the new features...

Exterminatus 8.70 - The Chaos Legions

Exterminatus 8.70 - The Chaos Legions

News 3 comments

Alpha 8.70 rolls up all the changes from the last 10 alpha tests, including all the Chaos player classes and two Chaos maps. Version 8.70 adds more chaos...

Exterminatus Alpha 8.61 - The Road to Chaos

Exterminatus Alpha 8.61 - The Road to Chaos

News 1 comment

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.

Exterminatus Beta 8.60 Released

Exterminatus Beta 8.60 Released

News 4 comments

Beta 8.60 is about improving the quality, stability and 40K feel of Exterminatus (EX), rather than new game play features previous Betas have showcased...

RSS Files
Exterminatus - RC2 - Installer

Exterminatus - RC2 - Installer

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This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Three Species: Imperium, Tyranids...

Exterminatus - RC2 (7Zip)

Exterminatus - RC2 (7Zip)

Full Version

This download is a 7zip archive including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Three Species: Imperium, Tyranids and Chaos. Eighteen...

Exterminatus 9.12 Installer

Exterminatus 9.12 Installer

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This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Three Species: Imperium, Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 9.12 (Zip)

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 9.12 (Zip)

Patch

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus Alpha 9.11 to Alpha 9.12. Alpha 9.12 comes with a feature I wasn't sure was doable without changing...

Exterminatus 9.11 Installer

Exterminatus 9.11 Installer

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This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Three Species: Imperium, Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 9.11 (Zip)

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 9.11 (Zip)

Patch

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus Alpha 9.10 to Alpha 9.11. Alpha 9.11 features the return of an old EX map Spacehulk and more improvements...

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

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Does this mod have AI / bots?

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Sgt_Jericho
Sgt_Jericho

It does not at this time. The community in it seems to have grown though as during events the server is often full and people will occasionally get on throughout the day to play.

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HEVcrab
HEVcrab

Exterminatus' HUD really lacks a sprint/leap meter.
It could be implemented like in Wilson Chronicles, appearing only if stamina is spent and fading out after some time of not sprinting/leaping.
Moddb.com

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Kachibrach
Kachibrach

Voted (I'm teoteoteo)!
Also, is there any texture templates? Like miniatures, but you paint textures. It will help those who want to play with color schemes which aren't among aviable or make their own (like rainbow pink space marines)

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

Thanks for your vote Kachibrach!

There are templates for making your own skins available ( Drive.google.com ) , however that pack is rather out of date and is missing templates for the Apothecary, Terminator and Dreadnaught classes.

Making templates for those newer classes should be the first step in my revisit of the chapter packs one the Scout class has been added.

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Kachibrach
Kachibrach

Some questions here
1. How many people play this mod nowadays?
2. Is it possible to include da orkz, tau, necrons, warp demons and eldar in future?
3. As for Steam, what about changing textures, models, etc to create own Warhammer-inspired setting, but leave the WH40K edition as mod-for-mod on ModDB?

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1. Games these days average 6 to 12 players (in a 16-slot server). Full server games (8 vs 8) are not unheard of, especially with a big update that is advertised through forums and friends.

2. If you know anyone who can expertly model and animate game characters, they can help contribute to the mod by making a new playable faction. Otherwise, ChromeAngel already does 90% of the work all by himself and would be too overwhelmed to make a new faction from scratch.

3. I agree that the mod needs work to distance itself from using Half-Life 2 material. But it is ultimately designed to be a Source Engine-based mod. Plus, we already tried asking Games Workshop kindly if it would be alright to put the mod on Steam Greenlight but they refused. We are lucky they did not issue a Cease and Desist order.

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ChromeAngel Creator
ChromeAngel

1) 4v4 makes a good game, 6v6 makes a great game and 8v8 is mad fun. Sadly player population has been dwindling :(

Not sure if everyone is busy painting primaris, playing other 40k games or the fortnightly 200MB patches are too much hassle.

2) The magic eight-ball says "outlook not good". With the help of more contributors it would be more likely.

3) It's the 40k name that brings in the players. Sadly, no-one is going to search for "that game team rival species made" on Steam. Replacing 12 years worth of content mods is no trivial task.

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DigitalySane
DigitalySane

I've never heard a single one of my 40K friends mention this mod but I've known about it since day one just because I read moddb regularly, If you want people to see your mod you should approach Warhammer 40k youtubers, websites, etc and ask them if they'd help bring some life into the community and give some constructive feedback on the mod.

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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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