PCSyndicatedXbox One

Warhammer Skulls Showcase 2024: Xbox Announcements and Reveals


  • Warhammer Skulls – the ultimate festive of Warhammer video games returned today, with a showcase hosted by Rahul Kohli.
  • It included a world premiere for Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 2, and new content for a plethora of Xbox Warhammer games.
  • The celebration includes a week-long sale, with exclusive discounts on Warhammer games.

The ultimate Festive of Warhammer video games returned today – Warhammer Skulls just aired, bringing news for Xbox Warhammer games, and huge discounts.

Hosted by huge Warhammer fan, Rahul Kohli, returning for the second year in a row, the Skulls Showcase kicks off an exciting week of world premieres, as well as new announcements and content reveals for Xbox fans. Alongside this celebration, players can expect huge deals and discounts on the Xbox and Windows Store, with up to 80% off savings during the event.

Let’s take a closer look at the announcements, reveals, and updates included in the Warhammer Skulls Festival:

Xbox fans are no doubt delighted to hear Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus 2 has been announced following its World Premiere trailer at Skulls. It showcased an early look at the story, as well as revealed that both the Mechanicus and(!) the Necron factions will be playable this time around. Furthermore, critically acclaimed composer, Guillaume David returns once again, expertly bringing the setting to life with awe-inspiring music, while the gripping continuation of the Mechanicus saga is being handled by veteran author Ben Counter, best known for his Black Library novels. Mechanicus 2 promises to be everything the beloved original was and more.

That wasn’t all though, Focus Entertainment and Saber gave us our first look at Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2’s 3-player co-op campaign and online multiplayer elements. That came alongside the announcement that digital pre-orders are now live, giving fans a chance to secure their chosen edition right away ahead of its September 9 release.

In celebration, you can now pick up these great Xbox Design Lab Space Marine 2 controllers. Check out the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 design here, and the Xbox Wireless Controller design here.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun also returned, announcing a new DLC expansion, Forges of Corruption. The indomitable Malum Caedo will be thrust back into action battling corruption in the forges of Graia. Fans can expect new levels, enemies and weapons, as well as a new Horde mode – all wrapped in its classic Boomer-shooter, retro style. Can’t wait to slay heretics?  You can wishlist the new DLC now, and play the base game on Game Pass today.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is back after a great start with its first expansion, Void Shadows, set to release on August 8. Giving us our first glimpse at the secretive Genestealer Cult and the new Death Cult Assassin companion, Void Shadows is set to take fans even further into the darker side of the Imperium.

Also part of the showcase were trailers for Season 5 of Blood Bowl 3, which showed off the new Necromantic Horror faction (coming June 11), a huge teaser from Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, letting us know that Astra Militarum and some new free units will soon be joining the fight, not to mention updates for Game Pass favourite Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which announced a new free update, Secrets of the Machine God, arriving on June 25.

Additionally, World of Tanks: Modern Armor showed off its celebration of Warhammer 40,000 with the mighty Rogal Dorn tank coming to Xbox, while Call of Duty reminded us that it’s your last chance to get the Warhammer 40,000-themed Tracer packs. Over on Windows PC Total War: Warhammer 3 gave us a glimpse at the free next Legendary Hero, Karanak.

The fun doesn’t stop there though – Game Pass subscribers can use Xbox Free Play Days to try out multiple Warhammer games between May 23-26, including Blood Bowl 3, Rogue Trader, Realms of Ruin and Vermintide 2.

Now, that’s a lot of Warhammer to get your teeth stuck into! And that’s just some highlights of the awesome Warhammer content coming soon. Don’t forget, you can check it all out, and grab some great deals, on the dedicated Warhammer Skulls Festival landing page. Thanks for reading!

[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]

Xbox Wire

Posts by this account are syndicated from Xbox Wire.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button