- 1 An Introduction to Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 2 Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 6 App Specifics for Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 7 Download Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
Fans of the late eighties ‘Games Workshop’ worldwide smash hit board game (smash hit within fellow nerds and geek circles) take heed! Warhammer 40,000 is now available on a mobile gaming platform! Building upon the much loved theme, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade involves an enigmatic and engaging storyline with rich visuals and impressive graphics!
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade : Gameplay
The depth of controls and range of regulation is surprisingly crisp and involved! Using taps, swipes, double taps and prolonged holds players unleash their vast array of weapons in a barrage against various foes of all different sizes and strengths.
Gold and Ore which are used to upgrade weapons and armour are earned through battle yet Loyalty ribbons are the premium should be treasured.
Features of Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
EXPLOSIVE “TAP TO SHOOT” ACTION
Feel the power of an unstoppable war machine at your fingertips. Use cannons, missiles and thermal blasts to obliterate your foes and watch environments crumble to dust before you.
SUPER HIGH DETAIL 3D GRAPHICS
Witness the most visually stunning shooter available for your device. Experience the world, characters and creatures of Warhammer 40,000 like never before in stunning high detail using the latest graphical effects.
EXPERIENCE ALL NEW 3D TOUCH GAMEPLAY
On iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus experience an enhanced control system that incorporates 3D Touch technology. Press into the screen to zoom weapon sights, the deeper the press the further the zoom, a reduction in pressure zooms the sights back; or press down far enough and switch to a heavier weapon to go in for the kill – all without lifting a finger from the screen.
EPIC MELEE COMBAT BATTLES
Rip apart the enemies of the Imperium with a mighty Chainsword. Feel the weight of your Freeblade’s every swing as they execute mechanised horrors and gargantuan beasts with brutal, visceral strikes.
FORGE, UPGRADE AND CUSTOMISE
Design the look of your own Freeblade, forge and equip powerful weapons including the Avenger Gatling Cannon and Melta Gun to purge Ork scum and Chaos heretics alike.
COMPETE IN DAILY EVENTS
Battle to get the highest score against players around the world in a new mission every day for legendary wargear and unique customisation options; let the other Freeblades know who the best in the world truly is!
Climactic Knight vs. Knight battles! Destroy other player’s Freeblades with your very own powerhouse!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
Due to quick responsiveness of the game, aim to mow down as many opposing basic green skinned foes as possible with short quick bursts while scanning for upcoming opponents. Simply “Spraying and Praying” will get you nowhere and as such even if it means losing a few missions every now and then, then it worth paying heed to this credence of less bullets means more success.
Bash the Big Boys!
Following on from the previous tip of taking out the relentless waves of little guys quickly and efficiently, players must first and foremost focus on the heavy hitters that do the most damage. Even if there aren’t any visible enemies around players should still keep weapons blazing. Destroying building and other objects will keep the “Kill Multiplier” up which results in higher bonuses after the missions.
Each mech suit can equip three different types of weapons.
The Light Weapons are the Melta and the Stubber. The Melta is slower firing yet deals more damage and is armour piercing with the Stubber being the opposite.
The Heavy Weapons are the Battle Cannon, the Gatling Cannon and the Thermal Cannon. The Battle Cannon has low damage with a large blast radius but is slow to reload. The Gatling Canon has higher damage and a faster reload but lower round capacity. The Thermal Cannon has the highest damage and slowest reload but also has a very small blast radius which means precision firing is a must.
The Mounted Weapons are the Rocket Launcher the Missile Launcher and the Autocannon. The Rocket Launcher has medium capacity, medium damage and a slow reload time. The Missile Launcher is very similar to the Rocket Launcher but with lower capacity yet higher damage and a slightly quicker reload. The Autocannon has the highest capacity and fastest reload yet deals the lowest damage.
When choosing which weapon to mount it obviously comes down to player preferences yet the best combination for most missions would be to mount the Melta Gun, Battle Cannon, and Autocannon.
Mediate the Melee
The Melee feature of battles often spawn without warning which unfortunately means that players accidently tap prematurely. Therefore it is necessary to pay attention to targets and hold off to time melee attacks to make each hit critical.
Just as the name implies, Blessings are a gift from the gaming gods and as such should be taken advantage of as often as possible! Blessings add power and reward boosts which greatly enhance chances of success and the spoils therewith after. Blessings can be bought yet are commonly available through watching short video advertisements.
Forging unused items to other items increasing the stats of gear yet it should be noted that forging high quality and high level gear does not necessarily result in higher level stats compared to forging lower level items. After forging be sure to manually check each gear to equip the best option as the auto-fill feature isn’t always the most reliable.
Personal Impressions // Review of Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
To make a long story short, … Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade is FUN! Simply as that! Yes it heavy in download size and drains battery life very fast, and yes after the first few stages of gameplay it quickly becomes a pay to win style game, yet in those first fleeting moments of initial get to know you dating, Warhammer feels like ‘the one’ who you will always treasure and cherish. And yes, irrespective of the familiar robot war genre that 40K falls into, the nostalgia and excellence of voice over attention to detail, make this game well worth the download even if only for a few hours or days of gameplay!
There are also a fair amount of in-game advertisements and click bait ploys to entice IAP’s. Yet above all this, the game is still fun and enjoyable!!! Another standout feature which holds true to the original roots of W4K is that players can paint their mech with very specific and intricate patterns and colours. Four stars out of five.
App Specifics for Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
2.3.3 (iOS) (Last Update Dec 22 2016) (as at the time of writing)
2.3.3 (Android) (Last Update Dec 22 2016) (as at the time of writing)
1.32 GB (iOS)
502 MB (Android)
1,000,000 – 5,000,000
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 and above.
Rated for 12+
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.
$2.99 ～ $159.99
Pixel Toys Ltd.
Download Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
App Store : iOS
Google Play : Android
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