It’s the start of a new era for Blood Bowl 3! For the first time, this new adaptation, which introduces the latest rules and features from the legendary board game, gives Blood Bowl players a season update, a format that encourages competition. There will also be new content in the form of a battle pass, called the Blood Pass, as explained in a video by Gautier Brésard and Clément Nicolin, the Blood Bowl 3Project Manager and Product Manager respectively.
After several years of development and numerous Beta phases used to integrate community feedback, the release of Blood Bowl 3 is the next step for a game structured to last. In addition to optimizing the gameplay and the global quality, Cyanide Studio will regularly integrate new content and features.
The initial launch version of Blood Bowl 3 will include 12 factions, which is 4 more than featured in Blood Bowl 2. Every 3 months, a new season will begin, with each season adding a new faction and a new Blood Pass. The Blood Pass has 50 tiers that players achieve over the course of the season’s matches. On successfully reaching certain tiers, players receive free rewards that they can use to customize their teams, including new accessories, balls, and dice. The top tier in the Blood Pass unlocks that season’s new faction.
There will also be a paid version of the Blood Pass. If players buy it, they can immediately play as the new faction and will unlock a reward at each of the 50 tiers completed.
More than any other Blood Bowl game before, Blood Bowl 3 focuses heavily on customization options and competition. While the Blood Pass lets players obtain certain items, the same items can also be obtained as in-game rewards or be purchased in the online store using Warpstone, the game’s virtual currency. Whether unlocked for free or purchased from the store, the items are purely cosmetic.
As far as competition is concerned, each player will be given a ranking when playing in competitive mode. In ranked matches, players go up against other players of the same level, progressively being challenged by coaches with more experience. The tournaments and league system are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
The Blood Bowl 3 Blood Pass is a new way to enjoy all the different content that Cyanide will be providing after the game is released. This content, plus launch versions that are cheaper than previous incarnations, regular season updates, means Blood Bowl 3 has everything it needs to appeal to both long-term fans and players of tactical games who are looking to give fantasy football a try.
Games Workshop is gearing up for the holiday season with its first wave of Battleforces along with new Warcry and a surprise Blood Bowl release. See what’s coming to pre-orders next week.
Daughters of Khaine: Khainite Slaughter-Coven
Spill blood with this box! It features a Slaughter Queen on Cauldron of Blood (which can be built as a Bloodwrack Shrine or a Hag Queen on Cauldron of Blood), five Melusai Blood Sisters (who can be built as Blood Stalkers), five Khinerai Heartrenders (who can be built as Lifetakers), five Doomfire Warlocks, and 10 Witch Aelves (who can be built as Sisters of Slaughter).
Retail value: $302
Orruk Warclans: Kruleboyz Swamp-Lurkers
Step out the swamp with Swampboss Skumdrekk and Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Mork (who can also be built as a Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast and Killaboss on Corpse-rippa Vulcha, respectively). They lead three Man-Skewer Boltboyz and 10 Gutrippaz.
Retail value: $165
Gloomspite Gitz: Stampeding Squigalanche
The Squiqalanche consists of a Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig, two Mangler Squigs (who can be ridden by Loonbosses), 10 Squig Hoppers (who can be assembled as Boingrot Bounders), and a 12-strong Squig Herd.
Retail value: $228
Skaven: The Verminous Host
It features Grey Seer on Screaming Bell (which can also be built as a Plague Priest on Plague Furnace), a Warlock Bombardier, three Stormfiends, a whopping 40 Clanrats, and 40 Plague Monks.
Retail value: $338
Nighthaunt: Legion Of Grief
You’ll haunt the table with Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief, a Black Coach, 10 Bladeghast Revenants, 10 Dreadscythe Harridans, and 10 Grimghast Reapers.
Retail value: $330
Sylvaneth: Revenant Wargrove
Featuring Drycha Hamadreth leads two Treelords (which can alternatively be built as a Spirit of Durthu or a Treelord Ancient), 10 Spite-Revenants (which can be built as Tree-Revenants), and 16 Sylvaneth Dryads.
Retail value: $210
Stormcast Eternals: Thunderstrike Spearhead
You’ll get a Knight-Relictor, three heavily armed Annihilators, 10 Vanquishers, and 10 Vigilors armed with stormcaller bows. Finally, there’s a pair of swift and deadly Stormdrake Guards (one of which can alternately be built as a Knight-Draconis).
Retail value: $325
Originally available in the Arcane Cataclysm boxed set, you can how get the Curseling, Eye of Tzeentch.
Scinari Enlightener joins the ranks of the Lumineth Realm-lords. Bring some immense magical power to the tabletop.
Warcry gets some big releases starting with Warcry: Sundered Fate. The Jade Obelisk or on a mission and the Hunters of Huanchi aren’t happy with the desecration. The boxed set features 23 miniatures, terrain, a gaming board, warband tome, fighter and ability cards, battleplan cards, and rules to play!
If you want some scenery, there’s also the Ravaged Lands: Gnarlwood Watchcamp. It collects a grisly glade of Ghurish terrain first released in Warcry: Heart of Ghur.
The Horns of Hashut are coming! The 10 miniatures, including Ruinators, Demolishers – one of whom is armed with the deadly Flamehurler – and Shatterers. They’re also usable in Slaves to Darkness armies for Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
Maybe the Rotmire Creed are more your thing? This warband contains a Witherlord, a Bloated One, two Carrion Catchers, and six Mirefolk Outcasts. The Rotmire Creed can also serve as a sneaky vanguard unit for the Maggotkin of Nurgle in Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
Warband Tome: Rot and Ruin is a 64-page book containing the background information for the Horns of Hashut and the Rotmire Creed. There are also quests for both warbands and two campaign arcs.
The original Warcry warbands are returning. You can pick up all of the original eight warbands from the eight Mortal Realms, plus the spidery Tarantulos Brood, the brutish Darkoath Savagers, and Khainite Shadowstalkers. These updated boxes don’t include fighter or ability cards, all those rules are free to download. And you can use them in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar!
There’s also returning Warcry Monsters! Use them in games of Warcry or as part of your Slaves to Darkness armies.
There’s also four dice packs coming. One for each of the Horns of Hashut, the Rotmire Creed, the Hunters of Huanchi, and the Jade Obelisk warbands.
In a bit of a surprise, Dungeon Bowl: Death Match is coming! This first expansion for Dungeon Bowl pits the College of Death against the College of Life in an almighty clash between two teams of mixed players, new Dungeon Tiles, tokens, and more.
Blood Bowl Spike! Presents: 2022 Almanac! will be available as a hardback or ePub collecting the Norse and Amazon issues of Spike!. There’s also rules for eight new star players.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets upgrade packs.
The Night Lords MKVI Legion Upgrades features helmets, heads, and shoulder pads.
Flesh is weak, so upgrade your force with the Iron Hands MKVI Legion Upgrades.
Sanguinius: The Great Angel (Special Edition) is written by Chris Wraight and features gold page edges, leather-effect covers, and more. You can also get it in the standard hardback, eBook, or audio editions.
The Soul Drinkers Omnibus II by Ben Counter continues the saga collecting books four, five, and six, along with a novella.
Hallowed Ground by Richard Strachan is a family affair for the ven Densts, as Gloria sets off on her father’s trail in the aftermath of the great siege led by Kragnos, in order to discover a dark secret that spells doom for the city of Excelsis.
Get the 12 Tales of Christmas eShorts Subscription, 12 eShorts from a range of Black Library writers.
Mortarion: Le Roi Blême is the French edition of Mortarion: The Pale King.
Fans of sport, fantasy, and turn-based tactics: do a stadium wave for Blood Bowl 3! The madcap turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer universe will be available on February 23, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
In the fantasy world of Warhammer, diplomacy is usually left on the sidelines in exchange for a more brutal approach to solving conflicts. And Blood Bowl is no different, but it takes place in a stadium, with a ball, and the number of casualties is usually lower. Under the patronage of the god Nuffle, two teams go head-to-head on a pitch similar to an American football field and try to score more touchdowns than their opponent.
In Blood Bowl 3, you take on the role of coach and build a team from one of the Blood Bowl factions, which includes humans, orcs, dwarfs, elves, and other creatures from the Warhammer world. You manage and upgrade your team off the field, then control your players in turn-based matches by giving orders to each player: grab the ball, mark an opposing player, and of course, dish out some punches, whacks and thumps… in other words, knock down opponents so you can score some touchdowns.
Based on the latest edition of the legendary board game, Blood Bowl 3 is a fantastic virtual experience that beautifully complements the physical game. This edition adds a variety of new features, including dedicated passing statistics, a range of playing fields with their own gameplay rules, coaches, multiple cheerleaders, and exciting Star Players.
And, of course, everyone’s favorite dynamic duo Jim and Bob are back giving their signature play-by-play commentary for every action on the field, whether it’s a tactical move or a brutal tackle.
At launch, the game will feature 12 factions, including 4 playable for the first time in a Blood Bowl video game. Each faction has its own unique characteristics and related content. There are also single-player and multiplayer modes as well as more customization options than ever before. Follow us on our social media channels to ensure you don’t miss any news!
It’s a week for Warhammer 40K fans after a few light weeks previously with a heavy focus on the Chaos invasion! It’s a big week as Chaos Space Marines get some of the missing units they’ve been waiting for while Codex: Chaos Daemons debuts!
Codex: Chaos Daemons is here! It has everything you need to bring the immaterium to the game table. Each of the four Ruinous Powers has its own collection of datasheets, Relics, Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and psychic powers (except Khorne with that one). Be’lakor’s Army of Renown is also included! Get it in the regular or limited edition version.
If you want to build your Daemon force quickly, look no further than the new Combat Patrol: Chaos Daemons. Focused on Khorne, it includes 34 miniatures that get you 33 power level. It’s led by a fearsome Bloodmaster, supported by three Bloodcrushers mounted on Juggernauts, 10 slavering Flesh Hounds, and 20 Bloodletters.
Bless your rolls by Chaos with the Chaos Daemons Dice. The package comes with 20 six-sided dice in black and white and the Chaos star instead of a 6.
Classic Chaos Daemons returns! These Made to Order figures will be on sale from Saturday the 27th of August until 8am BST on Monday the 5th of September.
You can get Horrors of Tzeentch, Flamers of Tzeentch, Beast of Nurgle, Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance, and The Masque of Slaanesh.
Chaos Space Marines Accursed Cultists feel the power of Chaos. They’re a mix of mortal and daemon and a Troop choice for Chaos Space Marines. Add them to your horrifying horde!
Joining them are the Chaos Space Marines Possessed! They boast increased speed and durability making for pretty tough troops.
Blood Bowl gets some releases for the Snotlings! The Snotling Pitch and Dugouts is double-sided and features special rules. There’s also the much improved Snotling Team Dice Set. Finally, keep track of things with the Snotling Team Card Pack.
From Black Library is a limited edition, hardback, ebook, and MP3 version of Echoes of Eternity. The seventh volume of the Siege of Terra series is by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.
Things aren’t looking good as the walls have fallen and the defender’s unity is broken. The Warmaster’s hordes advance forcing the loyalists back. Angron has also achieved immortality as he leads a tide as the warp begins to corrupt Terra. Sanguinius awaits hoping to rally the defenders for one last stand.
The limited edition version is limited to 2,500 copies.
Finally, Warhammer 40,000: Imperium Magazine debuts in French on August 25th. You can get it from select newsagents and specialist stockists or subscribe directly with Hachette.
A new team is going to hit the pitch as the Amazons have been revealed for Blood Bowl. The classic team is one of the few teams that has not been redone for the game (Vampires and Chaos Dwarfs being two other notable ones).
The Kara Temple Harpies feature specific positions inspired by their martial culture. Field Piranha Warrior Blitzers, Python Warrior Throwers, Jaguar Warrior Blockers, and Eagle Warrior Linewomen.
Forge World has a few pre-orders on their site now for Blood Bowl and Adeptus Titanicus.
Rumbelow Sheepskin is the latest star player for Blood Bowl. He adds speed and hitting power to a squishy Halfling Line of Scrimmage. But, he can play for Halfling Thimble Cup, Old World Classic, and Worlds Edge Superleague teams. Ram your rivals with this blitzer!
Wizards of the Coast revealed a lot of what’s coming soon for Magic: The Gathering and we’re excited for the collaboration with Games Workshop. Yes, Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, and Blood Bowl are all coming to Magic: The Gathering!
The two games combined with four 100-card Commander decks and three Secret Lair drops. But, you’ll also be able to use those cards in Commander, Legacy, and Vintage.
As part of Magic: The Gathering’s “Universes Beyond” the four commander decks are:
Tyranid Swarm (green-blue-red)
Forces of the Imperium (white-blue-black)
Necron Dynasties (mono-black)
The Ruinous Powers (blue-black-red)
There’s a regular edition and “Collector’s Edition” which comes fully foiled with never-before-seen special surge foil.
The three Secret Lair drops go further into the worlds of Games Workshop:
Secret Lair x Warhammer 40,000: Orks
Secret Lair x Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Secret Lair x Blood Bowl
Previews of the cards begin on July 26 with the Secret Lair Drop running from August 12-22. A worldwide release for the set is August 12 with the Launch Weekend Event taking place August 12-14.
With the announcement, we also got the first previews of cards being released.
Since the commander format is all about legendary creatures and big plays, it should be no surprise that Abaddon, the Despoiler is getting a card. He’s the “face” of “The Ruinous Powers” deck.
You’ll scream your loyalty to Khorn with Blood for the Blood God! Appropriately the cost to cast the card drops the more things die on the battlefield.
Space Marine Vanguard Suppressors are a 3/2 creature and allows you to create a squad of them when the creature enters the battlefield through the token-related mechanic “Squad”.
The promo card Fabricate can be yours if you go to your local game store on launch day. The card features Belisarius Cawl and allows you to search your library for an artifact card and put it in your hand.
It’s a fantasy sort of week for Games Workshop with next week’s pre-orders!
Nagash’s legions are back with Battletome: Nighthaunt! It features everything you need to bring this army to unlife. Get the regular edition or the limited collector’s edition which features a soft-touch cover, red ribbon marker, gilt page edges, and gold foil blocking.
You can show off your loyalty and keep track of your forces with the Nighthaunt Warscroll Cards and Dice.
Maybe Morathi’s bloodthirsty daughters are your thing? Battletome: Daughters of Khaine is also being released with new and updated rules, lore, and abilities for the six temples of Khaine! It too has a regular and collector’s edition.
Awlrach the Drowner is being released bringing spectral terror to the tabletop.
Maybe you need range support for your Nighthaunt army? Then the Craventhrone Guard is what you’re looking for.
The Ethereal Court features three heroes – the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed, a Spirit Torment, and a Guardian of Souls.
If neither of those armies are what you’re looking for, then how about the Vanguard: Idoneth Deepkin? A great way to start your Deepkin force or expand a current one, it features 15 miniatures.
Or how about Vanguard: Fyreslayers? A perfect start to your force, it features 26 hot-headed miniatures.
Expand your Fyreslayers with the Auric Runefather on Magmadroth. It’s being sold separately for the first time. It can also be used to build an Auric Runeson or Runesmiter on Magmadroth. Plus, whichever hero you don’t use can be built on foot!
Defend the North of Middle-Earth with Defence of the North for the Middle Earth: Strategy Battle Game. The expansion takes players through pivotal events in the Northern Realms. It has new heroes and villains, new army lists, 22 narrative play scenarios, and six Legendary Legions.
Made to Order gets a whole bunch of miniatures for the game as well. Bolster your nefarious forces of Evil with a whole heap of goblins, including the Warg Marauder shock cavalry, a malevolent Dragon, Moria Goblin heroes like Ashrâk, Drûzhag, Durbûrz, and Grôblog, and some supremely skilled Easterling Mounted Commanders. Stalwart Dwarves join the fray in the form of the Khazad Guard and Captains of Erebor, who are more than a match for any enemy in Middle-earth – no matter their height – while the Lake-town Captains command the forces of Dale against Evil.
If you need a battlefield, then look no further than the Fortress of Dol Guldur. It features six modular kits to build your ruins to battle over and within.
Show off your favored army with the Easterling Dice Set.
The Easterling’s mysterious ruler also is coming with The Dragon Emperor of Rhûn.
You can also build out your force with the elite Easterling Black Dragon Warriors.
Lead the defense of the north with the Dale Commanders. It features a Captain of Dale with two Warriors of Dale to help command your armies.
The Dale Windlance is a war machine that fires fearsome Black Arrows as big as a man.
Blood Bowl gets a new release with Rumbelow Sheepskin! He’ll ram the other team and deliver touchdowns.
Adeptus Titanicus gets a release with the Dire Wolf Heavy Scout Titan. It packs a bunch with carapace-mounted Volcano Cannons and Neutron Lasers.
White Dwarf 476 is also available with a new Tome Celestial for Hedonites who worship the Prince of Pleasure as well as sentries in Kill Team, new Warcry fighters, and Crusade rules for falling to Chaos in Warhammer 40,000.
Black Library has a few releases. The Vincula Insurgency: Ghost Dossier 1 by Dan Abnett is getting a hardback, eBook, and audiobook release and you can get it in German too!
A new starplayer has been revealed for Blood Bowl, Rumbelow Sheepskin! The character has some history as he is the first Halfling Star Player to be released since 1990!
The character is a terror on the field with his special ability “Ram” which allows him once a game to add an additional +1 modified to the Armour Roll or Injury Roll when an opposition player is Knocked Down as a result of a Block action.
The duo can play for teams associated with the Halfling Thimble Cup, Old World Classic, or Worlds Edge Superleague.