As you had a lot of questions after yesterday's announcement, we decided to collect the most frequently asked questions about Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Prophecy, and answer them directly.
When is the stand-alone expansion coming?
Inquisitor - Prophecy is coming to Steam on May 28, 2019.
How much will the stand-alone expansion cost?
It'll be $24.99 on PC. Those who own a copy of Inquisitor - Martyr will receive a -30% off the price of Inquisitor - Prophecy (this discount will be available for a month).
Will there be a new playable class?
A new playable class is coming to Inquisitor - Prophecy: The Tech-Adept Inquisitor. It's a summoner class with new unique abilities, a unique skill-tree and various new melee and ranged builds.
Will there be new story chapters?
Yes. Inquisitor - Prophecy will continue the story of Inquisitor - Martyr with three new chapters. The first chapter will be exclusive to the Tech-Adept as an introductory chapter to the new class. In it, the Tech-Adept catches up to the story of the base game. The second and the third chapters will be available to all classes, but Crusaders, Assassins and Psykers will be able to play these once they finished Inquisitor - Martyr's story campaign.
Will there be new map settings and races?
Several new map settings will be added: Giant monasteries, factories, or a desert setting, just to highlight a few - all fateful to the grim dark world of the Caligari Sector and Warhammer 40,000. We'll also introduce two new races: the Eldar and the Tyranids.
What other new features will be exclusive to Inquisitor - Prophecy?
Besides the new class, new story chapters and new settings, we'll introduce a new subsector, new items, passive skills and new perks. Besides these, all the gameplay changes and additions coming to Inquisitor - Martyr's 2.0 patch will be included in Inquisitor - Prophecy as well.
What other new features are coming to both Inquisitor - Prophecy and Inquisitor - Martyr?
On May 28, we're not just releasing Inquisitor - Prophecy. Inquisitor - Martyr will get its huge 2.0 update with a giant overhaul of gameplay, classes and end-game - focusing on the ARPG elements of the game. All the 2.0 changes will be part of Inquisitor - Prophecy as well. You can read more about 2.0 and its highlights here.
What will be the level cap?
Inquisitor - Prophecy's level cap will be 100. The level cap increase is coming with patch 2.0, so it will be the new level cap for Inquisitor - Martyr as well.
Will it be possible to play Inquisitor - Prophecy without buying Inquisitor - Martyr?
Yes. Inquisitor - Prophecy is a stand-alone expansion. While the story is the continuation of Inquisitor - Martyr, the base game is although recommended, but not required. You'll be able to play Inquisitor - Prophecy without Inquisitor - Martyr. This way, you'll be able to create a Tech-Adept and play through all three chapters of Inquisitor - Prophecy and reach its end-game content. You'll have access to the open world, random missions and end-game content, but not to the other three classes and the original story campaign. Those require Inquisitor - Martyr.
Will it be possible to play through Inquisitor - Prophecy's new story with the three original classes?
The first chapter of Inquisitor - Prophecy's campaign is only available to the Tech-Adept. It is an introductory chapter to the new class that shortly ties into the story of the Alpha Pariah. The following two chapters are playable with all four classes. But since the three base classes pick up roughly where they left off, you can only play through these remaining two chapters with a Crusader, Assassin or Psyker, if you have Inquisitor Martyr and finished Inquisitor - Martyr's campaign. Seasons will be available to the Tech-Adept as well, and will be part of both the base game and the stand-alone expansion, as additional story content.
Will I understand Inquisitor - Prophecy's story without playing through Inquisitor - Martyr's campaign first?
During the Tech-Adept's introductory missions, there'll be a proper explanation of the events of Inquisitor - Martyr. So if a Tech-Adept is your very first character, you'll be briefed about all the previous events. Regarding the other three classes, you'll need to finish Inquisitor - Martyr and experience its story campaign first.
What will happen to my Inquisitor - Martyr characters when Inquisitor - Prophecy is released?
Characters made in Inquisitor - Martyr will be adjusted to the new 2.0 rules and mechanics. Players who put time and energy into their Inquisitor - Martyr characters will be able to continue their progress with adjusted 2.0 stats and mechanics and/or use these characters to continue the story in Inquisitor - Prophecy, if they have the expansion pack.
Will it be possible to form a co-op party between Inquisitor - Martyr and Inquisitor - Prophecy players?
Yes, with a few exceptions. If some members of the co-op party only have Inquisitor - Martyr, and some members only have Inquisitor - Prophecy, they'll be able to launch random missions together, without any issues. Tech-Adepts are exclusive to the stand-alone expansion, with their own story, so they won't be able to join co-op parties on Inquisitor - Martyr's campaign maps. And following the same logic, Inquisitor - Martyr players who don't have Inquisitor - Prophecy won't be able to join co-op parties on Prophecy campaign maps.
Will I be able to play DLC priority assignments from Inquisitor - Martyr in Inquisitor - Prophecy?
You will still be able to access and play the previously released DLC priority assignments if you have Inquisitor - Martyr.
Will I be able to use my cosmetic items (acquired in Inquisitor - Martyr) - in Inquisitor - Prophecy?
Will there be new or separate leaderboards in Inquisitor - Prophecy?
There will be one big collective leaderboard.
What languages will be available for Inquisitor - Prophecy?
The stand-alone expansion will support the same languages as Inquisitor - Martyr does, with English being the default language, and the other languages being added after the release.
Is Inquisitor - Prophecy coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One?
Yes. The console ports will be out a bit after the release on PC. We'll announce their release date very soon.
Will Inquisitor - Prophecy be part of the Season Pass on consoles?
No. Inquisitor - Prophecy comes after the Season Pass (which covers a year's worth of DLCs for Martyr only). Inquisitor - Prophecy is a larger expansion pack with a new playable class and a new campaign, and does not constitute a DLC. It will be available separately, as an expansion pack, and on consoles it's coming after all the Season Pass content is released.
Since it's a stand-alone expansion, how will my account and the game clients work? If I have both games, do I have to exit Martyr in order to play Prophecy or are they integrated?
For those who own Martyr, the stand-alone packs will be integrated. You don't have to exit Martyr in order to play Prophecy (and vice versa).
Will items and stats of Martyr characters be carried over when 2.0 and Prophecy releases?
Yes. They will be adjusted to the new 2.0 rules.