Warhammer Chaos Gate: Latest Patch Notes & Update

Advertisement

Wondering about the latest patch notes and updates for Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters? Read this to know more about the latest bug fixes, new content, balancing and tweaks, and more!

6/15 – Chaos Gate Patch Notes & Update

A big update for this one, mostly consisting of optimizations and balances. Not as small as previous updates as this one heavily affects gameplay experience.

Performance Improvements

  • Optimisations have been made to some cinematics to increase FPS.
  • Optimisations have been made to the Combat HUD and some enemy abilities, that will generally improve performance.
  • Optimised cameras on the ship to help performance in some rooms, notably the Teleportarium, Barracks, Libris Malleus and Manufactorum.

Abilities & Stratagems

  • Gate of Infinity is being used to make challenging missions into trivial encounters. This creates an issue around balancing missions and needs to be addressed to ensure the long term health of the game.  To that end, we’ve made a slight cost adjustment to the Stratagem for all Grey Knights so that they will receive -1 AP upon use. This does not impact Gate of Infinity’s primary purpose of group mobility, but should make it less useful to over-simplify game challenges.
  • Grey Knights using Crushing Charge (Justicar Ability) encountered issues when overcoming various terrain height differences. These have now been made much more forgiving, as well as the ability now also becoming immune to Autos.
  • The Armour bonus provided by Defend Position (Paladin Ability) now consistently applies and remains until the end of the turn.
  • Teleporting will now properly remove a Grey Knight from being under Suppressed fire.
  • The tooltips for Teleport Swap and Arcane Weapons upgrades are now more clear on the ship.
  • The Grey Knights’ ability panels will now properly update after using a Stratagem.  In particular, this affected the Willpower Stratagems.  Players will now immediately see that they can use their WP abilities again after using the Stratagem.
  • Grey Knights currently affected by Arcane Weapons will now properly see targeting lines and damage predictions as normal.
  • Adjusted the descriptions for Hammerhand and Astral Aim to display +100% Crit Chance instead of 100% Crit Chance. These abilities give an increase chance to crit, not a guarantee. Other factors, such as certain enemy defences, can lower the ability to crit even if these abilities are used.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Grey Knights who had Communed with the Fallen and had the Battle Prodigy or Devoted Practitioner Talents to get an incorrect number of Ability Points on level up. This will now affect future “level ups” but will not backdate to those previously affected.

Grey Knights

  • If you acquire Garran Crowe with a full Barracks he will now have a portrait in the pop-up.
  • Grey Knights will no longer animate running in place when interacting with Turrets. They will need to get their cardio from elsewhere.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Grey Knights to animate incorrectly after being grabbed by enemies and the game then being saved and loaded.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause problems with the lettering customisation on Grey Knights wearing Mastercrafted Armour.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to assign ability points to newly requisitioned Grey Knight from the Barracks.

Equipment

  • Extractor Servo-Skulls will now properly work on large units.
  • Promethean Spray will now properly explode all Plasma Batteries in its area. None are safe!
  • The visual effects on Garran Crowe’s Black Blade of Antwyr is now consistent in and out of combat.
  • When applying Endurance Biomancy with an Apothecarion Servo-Skull it will now properly apply the Purify effect.
  • All Biomancy upgrades will now properly be applied when using an Apothecarion Servo-Skull.
  • Scattershot will now properly target enemies that have broken cover.
  • The Mastercrafted Psycannon Retribution will now properly play its visual effects when using Astral Aim.
  • The proper visual and sound effects will now play when using Hammerhand with a Force Sword.
  • Fixed an issue with the Apothecarion Servo-Skull that would make all Biomancies cost only 1WP instead of the normal amount.
  • Fixed an issue where the Apothecarion Servo-Skull would not appear in the inventory when unlocked with Commune with the Fallen.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Servo-Skull range to be displayed incorrectly on the ship while wearing armour that increases Servo-Skull range.

Enemies

  • Plague Marine AI has been improved when very far from Grey Knights.
  • Plague Marine Hazard Spray targeting and behavior has been improved.
  • Plague Marines will now appear in larger groups earlier in the game.
  • A number of balance changes to Aeger the Benevolent have been implemented:
    • Aeger’s Plague Flail damage increased to 7 (was 6)
    • Aeger’s Plague Flail arc increased to 60 (was 45)
    • Aeger’s Plague Flail has Afflict (Weakened, 100%, 2 Turns), (was Plagued (4 Turns))
    • Rivers in Aeger fight now Afflict (Plagued, 100%, 2 Turns), (was Hobbled)
  • Significant improvements made that will affect all AI movement decisions.
  • Blightlord Champions will now properly cancel the actions of Grey Knights in Terminator armour that act or move within their defend area.
  • After a Chaos Spawn’s Death Grip is disrupted, it will no longer steal a Grey Knight’s weapon.
  • Groaned Poxwalkers summoned on Legendary difficulty will now properly have 2/2 health.
  • Purify will now properly remove the Disable Ranged Weapons Affliction.
  • Gnarlmaw Trees will no longer improperly knockback enemies when they shouldn’t.
  • If Munificus gains too many statuses it will no longer overrun his status box in the Unit Info View screen.
  • Eldar Turret healthbars will no longer stay on screen after being destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a softlock due to enemies trying to step out into unwalkable spaces.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a softlock when enemies were dying in the process of resisting a knockback.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Malathian’s Summon Effigy ability to not correctly display its banner at the top of the screen.

Combat

  • A new and substantial Combat HUD update has been added, which provides visual indicators as to which enemies and Grey Knights have Status Effects (i.e. Boons & Afflictions) active.  This includes detailed icons with tooltips for the currently selected Grey Knight.
  • Enemies will now appear on the same side as a Warp Portal when it is near a wall or barrier.
  • Enemies will now also always appear near the Warp Portal they spawn from and not at the edge of the fog near the nearest Portal.
  • The Glorious Deed “finish mission before x damage”  will now properly count Bleed, Burning, and Plagued damage toward failing this deed.
  • The Glorious Deed for “x kills” will now properly count the last kill made if it is also the last Bloomspawn needed for a Growing or Spreading Mission.
  • Enemies in the fog will now properly take damage from AOE attacks that hit them.
  • Overwatch will now work properly when enemies come through doorways or are forced into the Overwatch area. Overwatch will also now properly affect creatures that move/act in it if intervening terrain is destroyed.
  • If an enemy has no valid body parts left to critical, players will no longer be taken into the Precision Targeting view to select a body part.
  • Enemies that are not visible to the player (in fog) will no longer have a targeting line drawn to them.
  • A few Growing maps were not properly scaling.  The appropriate number of Lesser Bloomspawn will now spawn when a player encounters these maps in their campaign.
  • A few statuses still had temporary or missing icons in some situations.  These have been addressed.
  • While mousing over HUD elements, players will no longer draw a movement path.
  • If players plot a path through an aggroed enemy, that is in the fog, Grey Knights will no longer pass through them and will instead stop their movement next to the unit.
  • Fixed issues with a few combat maps that could cause Grey Knights (usually wearing Terminator armour) to become stuck after teleporting.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Grey Knights not to count Bleed, Burning, and Plague damage when determining if they would be wounded after battle.
  • Fixed an issue that could allow players to see some enemies that were spawned on the map during the intro cutscene.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause enemies to become untargetable in specific locations during the Malathian fight.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a softlock if a player shot a bowl of fire directly into a wall.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Grey Knights to not properly appear during the second part of the Nexus mission.
  • Fixed an issue where destroyed turrets could cause some saves to not properly load.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the mouse to be unable to move the camera after exiting Unit Info View.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Enemy tooltips to be blank for newly spawned enemies.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Enemy Turn UI to stay on screen during the Player Turn.

The Baleful Edict

  • An adjustment has been made to how maps are chosen to provide a greater variety in missions.
  • Armoury of Titan Rewards will now favor weapons/armour of types that a player’s current Grey Knights are able to use (i.e. less likely to see Crozius when you don’t have a Chaplain).
  • The Grandmaster Report was occasionally providing equipment players already had received, as rewards.  Players will now always be provided with new equipment they don’t have.
  • Ship movement arrows are now all uniform in size.
  • The Travel button on the Planet Info screen will now always work.
  • When selecting your team for the final battle, the dialog boxes will no longer be overlapped strangely when picking Grey Knights from the Barracks.
  • If you defeat a Reaper, it will no longer remove missions of that strain type from your Star Map.
  • Fixed a visual effect issue during the Cinematic: Research Complete.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Grandmaster’s Report to lock if you Exterminatus has been used too many times. You can now use as many as you want but Vardan Kai will still be really mad.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Armoury rewards to display the incorrect rank of rewards when players have the insufficient Requisition.
  • Fixed issues with missing or temp icons on the ship.
  • Fixed display issues in the Manufactorum.

Events

  • The Warp Storm Disturbance Event that offers the use of an Exterminatus will no longer use an armed Exterminatus if it is available.
  • Events that are meant to Critically Wound or Wound a Grey Knight will now always properly Critically Wound or Wound that specific Grey Knight and never fail to apply the status.
  • A weapon will no longer be left on the ground in the Barracks after the “A Paladin’s Quest” event.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a random Grey Knight to be affected by events in progress, if a save is loaded from several weeks before.

Game Menus

  • Added Codex Entries for Suppressed and Overwatch.
  • A New Update button has been added to the Main Menu to view new patch notes when there is an update.
  • Keybinding controls to NumLock, PauseBreak, and ScrollLock will now properly display the keybind icon.
  • Players will no longer be able to bring up the save/load menu when revealing new enemies.

Game Tutorials

  • New Contextual Tutorials added for the first time encountering:
    • Death Guard Ships
    • Commune with the Fallen
    • Swapping Grey Knights in the Teleportarium
  • Added an additional visual callout for a movement step in the Kaedium Falls Tutorial.
  • Added back some missing arrows during the Manufactorum Tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Second Chance Seed Tutorial box to be cleared too quickly in some situations.
  • Fixed an issue with the Loadout Tutorial using gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause some Tutorial UI elements to overlap.

Audio

  • Some Grey Knights and  Enemies had missing or incorrect soundbites.  These have been fixed.
  • Apothecaries will no longer perform a soundbite when healing themselves.
  • Castellan Crowe’s soundbites should now be at a similar volume level to that of the other Grey Knights.
  • Blood river fire in the Kaedium Falls tutorial mission now sounds appropriately “flame-y”.
  • Grenadier Cultist Timebombs now sound more like explosives.
  • Bloodletter footstep sound effects have been improved.
  • Grey Knights will no longer player the “take cover” sound effect while aiming Overwatch when in cover.
  • Adjusted the sound mix for Phosphex Bomb Hazards as they were too loud.
  • Adjusted the sound level of Erekhul’s flying sound effects.
  • Fixed issues with sound and visual effects in a few cinematics and event holograms

Localization

  • Fixed a a number of minor text and grammar issues in various languages.

Epic Overlay Fix

  • The Epic Overlay Achievement notifications will no longer block interacting with the UI in that area

6/1 – Chaos Gate Patch Notes & Update

This new small update resolves issues brought upon by using Big Picture Mode in Steam. The developers detailed the following steps to ensure the smooth running of the game:

Advertisement

If you find yourself experiencing crashes or issues loading saved games after this update then please try verifying your Steam game files.

To do this:

  1. Right click the game in your Library, or click the gear icon from the game’s Library page on the far right
  2. From the drop down menu, select Properties…
  3. Select the Local Files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button

Steam may take a few minutes to verify the files but once complete this should resolve most issues.

If the issue persists submit a report using the Issue Tracker or reach out to the game’s Support Team.

5/16 – Chaos Gate Patch Notes & Update

Corrupted Saves In A Flowering mission

A fix has been added to resolve an issue where some players could experience corrupted saves during Flowering missions. If the problems still persists on your end, you can submit a ticket via the official Issue Tracker.

Balancing Changes

Abilities and weapons below have been adjusted by the developers due to player feedback.

Psychic Shriek:

  • Changed from single targeting to area of effect.
  • Reduced the ability’s area of effect from 3 to 1.

Destroyer of Crys’yllix:

  • Restored the original Force Strike stun values (+1 Stun base / +2 Stun upgrade).
  • The seed cost of upgrade changed from 6 to 4 Dolorus seeds for increased damage and from 4 to 6 Mortus seeds for stun increase.

Empyrean Brain Mine

  • Restored the stun values of tier 1 from 2 to 3.
  • Stun values of tier 2 and 3 have been boosted.

5/13 – Chaos Gate Patch Notes & Update

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where revealing Bloom Spreaders in the Spreading missions would not return control back to the player after enemy animations have concluded.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash after certain cutscenes during Spreading missions.

Save Game Issues

The developers are currently investigating an issue that rendered saves being unable to be loaded. To verify the conditions, they have asked everyone that has experienced the problem to submit a ticket to their support team using this link: https://customersupport.frontier.co.uk/hc/en-us/articles/4687900468380

They are also asking players with issues to provide details to help the team fix it:

  • The in-game day number of your save file
  • The difficulty you are playing on
  • If this was an in-combat save
  • If so, the type of mission

For the meantime, players are recommended to save outside of combat.

5/12 – Chaos Gate Patch Notes & Update

Chaos Gate Twitch Drops
Twitch Drops are now available for everyone

The first update brings in the items from Twitch that some players might have missed. Players can access it automatically after the update. Aside from that, performance improvements have been applied to the game, fixing drops in FPS under certain conditions. Lastly, the update includes gameplay balances and player experience improvements.

Overall, a great update for the game. Read the patch notes below to know more.

Twitch Drops Unlocked

  • Twitch Drop items will now be available for all players, regardless of whether they watched the livestreams or not.

Campaign Bug Fixes

  • Corrected a number of in-game text and grammar mistakes.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to perform any upgrades or repairs after the second mission.
  • Fixed a softlock where hidden UI during the Stratagem tutorial. could lock the game.

Grey Knight Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Grey Knights could get stuck into a no action state after certain nearby obstacles were destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where Grey Knights would be notified on an XP gain for limb dismemberment but received no XP.
  • Fixed an issue where Fortitude and Iron Will would interfere with each other, preventing the appropriate Willpower Point (WP) gain.

Weapon Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Incinerator’s primary fire did not trigger explosive batteries.
  • Fixed an issue with Flames of Purity so that it no longer targets Grey Knights or hits interactive objects.
  • Fixed an issue with the Incinerator and Psilencer where the firing arc was 0.
  • Fixed issue with Fury of the Ancients that prevented it from working as intended.
  • Fixed issue with Promethium Spray Arc that prevented it from working as intended

Chaos Gate Patch Notes – Performance Improvements

  • Fixed an issue where the FPS would spike when units would make simultaneous movements.
  • Fixed a drop in performance in the tutorial when promoting a Grey Knight.
  • Fixed a drop in performance when numerous limbs and corpses littered the map. You can now continue to cut down heretics with gleeful abandon!
  • Improved performance when using the Incinerator firing template.
  • Improved performance when using the Scattershot firing template.
  • Fixed an issue in Fullscreen mode where the game would continue to draw on CPU/GPU resources.

UI

  • Changed the save game menu to highlight campaign saves versus standard manual/autosaves.
  • The Load Game menu will now automatically select whichever campaign was used last.

Feature Changes

  • Removed the auto pause feature when alt-tabbing in Windowed and Windowed Fullscreen mode. The game will now continue to run when you leave the game screen.
  • Removed the heartbeat sound effect that played during the enemy turn. You will no longer hear the panicked heartbeats of enemies when you purge them of their heresy!

Chaos Gate Patch Notes – Balance Changes

  • The Willpower (WP) bonus for killing units is now capped to +1 WP per Grey Knight attack to remove excessive Willpower surplus at higher difficulty levels. Grey Knights can still gain additional bonus WP from triggering Autos.
  • Reduced the Critical vulnerability values for enemies to reduce Critical strike chances from Grey Knight class builds that are not focused on increasing Critical strike chances. This will now provide more value to Grey Knights who have been designed to unleash more Critical strikes.
  • Rebalanced a number of weapon skills that, when combined with certain abilities, were providing too great a bonus over their intended use.
  • Fixed an issue where stun modifiers were not scaling correctly in Ruthless and Legendary difficulties.

Other Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Guides

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Steam page.