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Eighteen Classes Announced Ahead of Founder's Program Start

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Behaviour Interactive has revealed a whopping eighteen of the classes that will ship with Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade. The classes span each of the game's  four main factions: The Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks.

Lead Designer Brent Ellison commented on the classes and their design choices:

«A Space Marine class is very flexible – for example a Tactical Marine can be excellent at mid-range anti-infantry with a Boltgun, be a short-range vehicle killer with a Meltagun or take the sniper role with a Stalker Bolter. An Assault Marine performs a very different function depending on whether they equip a Jump Pack or a Storm Shield and a Devastator can be in the front lines with a Multi-Melta or stand far at the back with a Lascannon. They can also modify their accessories to get more accuracy, survivability, etc., in their role.

The unique flavor of Eldar Aspects, on the other hand, is that they are very specialized. A Swooping Hawk’s job is always to fly overhead and take out infantry, while a Dark Reaper tries to stay as far away from their targets as possible. So while the Eldar have as much customization as the other factions, it’s spread across a larger number of classes and there are fewer combat roles per class.»

It’s also important to note that these are just the basic classes, with Elite and Hero class announcements coming at a later date.  There are many ways to progress your class and ways to develop your characters in Eternal Crusade, but we don’t want to spoil all of that in one day.  That wouldn’t be much fun, now would it?

Without further ado, here are the currently confirmed classes coming to Eternal Crusade!

Space Marines

  • Tactical Marine
  • Devastator
  • Assault Marine
  • Apothecary


  • Shoota
  • ‘Eavy/Loota
  • Stormboy
  • Painboy

Chaos Space Marines

  • Chaos Space Marine
  • Havoc
  • Raptor
  • Aspiring Sorcerer


  • Dire Avenger
  • Fire Dragon
  • Dark Reaper
  • Swooping Hawk
  • Howling Banshee
  • Striking Scorpion
  • Warlock

Find out more on the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade site.



Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom