Focus Home Interactive officially announced that Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has started a beta session today. In addition, some new pre-order bonuses for the upcoming title have been revealed. Players who pre-order the game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe on Steam or the official game store can immediately join the beta and build their first fleets. Players who pre-order the game now will also receive a 10 percent discount and will receive an extra faction for free with the Space Marines. You can also check out a new overview trailer that was released for the game in the player below.
The beta allows players to practice building their Imperium and Chaos fleets and try the gameplay mechanics in the solo campaign prologue and also test their skills against other players in 1v1 skirmishes or the computer AI. The remaining factions for the games, the Orks and the Edlar, will be available when the full game launches later this month. The Space Marines will be available a few weeks after in the initial launch.
The final release date for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada will be revealed later on, but it’s due out later this month for Windows PC. The Space Marines Fleet DLC will still be available as a free DLC for players who buy the game within two months after its initial release.