We're proud to announce our newest free update titled Season of the Inferno, coming to Warhammer 40,00: Inquisitor - Martyr and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Prophecy.
The main new features are seasonal characters and seasonal ladders, while the theme of the update revolves around a central theme of fire. The update also includes new gameplay balance changes and the Zircon Void Crusade.
New buffs and spells, challenging quests and exciting rewards await - who will be the one to ascend the highest on the ladder and complete all Tier Objectives?
Welcome to the Inferno
Season of the Inferno will be built around one of the most primal elements - fire. Are you going to strike down on the enemies of the Emperor with righteous flame, or will you be the one to be burned? This is for you to decide. The fiery theme will be present across the entire game for ladder characters, from the selection screen to the deepest Nurgle-infested nests.
Ignite the heretics with sacred flame
The fire of the purgatory flows through every ladder character in the Season of the Inferno. You will have a chance to light enemies on fire with every hit and spell, dealing damage to them. The chance for this to proc will increase with each challenge tier to complete during the season.
Go on a blazing rampage
Not only can you use fire to destroy, but with enough resilience, you will learn to tame it and turn it into fuel. Upon killing an enemy with one of the seasonal effects active on them, you will earn a stacking buff which will grant you increased HP regeneration, movement speed and heat resistance. This effect will also scale with your progress throughout the seasonal challenges.
Beware of fire
You're not the only one taking advantage of the fiery havoc - enemies will also have a chance to inflict the same Inferno damage onto you. Moreover, several units on each map will combust upon death, dealing heavy damage in their vicinity.
You will also come across Inferno Shrines in missions, which increase the chance of these AoE explosions. Use them with caution!
Carry the torch
Of course, the fiery theme will be present outside of direct combat too. On release, we will be adding a new weekly buff to the rotation which increases your heat resistance and heat damage. You will also be able to find unique Inferno gear, as well as Shards and Runes over the duration of the ladder.
Climb the fiery ladder
For an additional layer of challenge, Season of the Inferno will offer several objectives, completing which will grant progress divided into 5 different tiers. Upon advancing into a higher tier, you will gain extra effect to your seasonal buffs, and at the conclusion of the period, you will be able to access a better reward. These rewards range from discounts at merchants to Void Shards, Fate points and items, so make sure to do as many of the objectives as possible!
The update will be available to everyone owning a copy of Inquisitor - Martyr or Inquisitor - Prophecy – completely free. Ladder characters start from level 1 and can’t access inventories and currencies of regular characters. At the end of the season, ladder characters will be converted to regular characters.
Season of Inferno will be released later on June 25, a bit later on consoles.
A more in-depth, detailed description is available now in the Compendium.