Focus Home Interactive has announced Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, opens its beta today. All players who preorder the game on Steam or the official store can immediately join this beta, build their first fleets and test their worth as Admiral against other players or the AI.
In addition to the 10% discount offered during the pre-order period, Early Adopters of Battlefleet Gothic Armada will receive one extra faction for free – the Space Marines – and immediate access to the Beta of the game. From today, players can practice building their Imperium and Chaos fleets and get used to the gameplay mechanics in the solo campaign prologue, before testing their skills against the AI or players online in 1v1 skirmishes. The remaining factions (Orks and Eldar), as well as the full solo campaign and other multiplayer modes (like 2vs2) will be made available when the game launches later in March. The Space Marines fleet will be available to play a few weeks after the game launches.