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WARHAMMER 40,000: SPEED FREEKS RELEASES NEW OPEN BETA AS PART OF THE WARHAMMER SKULLS EVENT

Play the new game mode, Kill Konvoy now! And experience the Warhammer 40,0000 universe through the eyes of adrenaline-addicted Orks in this free-to-play combat racer.

Sydney, Australia, 24th May, 2024 – Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks, the free-to-play multiplayer combat racer, will be roaring into Open Beta on today as it returns to the Warhammer SKULLSFestival of Video Games.  This version of the game unleashes a unique and stompy new game mode for players to get their hands on. The Open Beta is available on Steam from 3am AEST Friday 24th May – 3am AEST Friday 31st May.

In the 41st Millennium, a kult of speed obsessed Orks have emerged to gather an immense Speedwaaagh!

These ‘Speed Freeks’ are addicted to high-speed combat with the fastest, shootiest, pulse-pounding, brain-rattling, combination of dakka andrecklessness, they bring their supercharged mob of buggies and tanks into the Speedwaaagh!  Hell-bent on gunning down their rivals and trashing everything in their path, these Orks race through battle attempting to prove themselves as “da fastest Orks in all da galaxy”.

Kill Konvoy is the new and explosive high ork-tane racing mode where two 8v8 teams each have a giant Stompa that they’re helping to get to the finish line first.  Players must strategise using effective vehicle combinations and kunnin’ tactics to destroy their opponents and gain morale, while also picking up powerful bombs to deliver and detonate on the enemy Stoma to slow it down. The Beta boasts seven playable vehicles and two epic battlefields for players to get stuck into. 

To access the Beta on Steam, users will need to set up or log into a PROS, an online services account for upcoming games from PLAION, Saber Interactive, Deep Silver, and more.  PROS accounts offer additional in-game rewards, extended stats, community benefits and other features.  You can find out more about PROS here https://prismray.io/

About GAMES WORKSHOP

Games Workshop Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 540 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop or Warhammer), its own web store, and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including its publishing division ‘Black Library’ and its special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com.

About Caged Element

Caged Element is a passionate and independent game development studio that specializes in intense vehicular combat titles.  With their previous title GRIP, they unleashed a flurry of speed and chaos upon the gaming world, and are excited to extend that experience through SPEED FREEKS. 

About PLAION 

PLAION is a dynamic and diversified business in the global entertainment sector, masterfully crafting franchises that captivate audiences worldwide. Boasting a vast network of eight game development studios, fifteen regional publishing offices, three game publishing labels including Deep Silver, and PLAION PICTURES as an independent film publisher and distributor, the company extends its influence with merchandise production and expansive distribution capabilities across the globe. Founded three decades ago, PLAION has firmly established itself within the entertainment arena. With a diverse range of services and solutions, PLAION stands as the premier publishing partner for console and PC games across both physical and digital channels. Moreover, its strong foothold in the Virtual Reality (VR) domain highlights the company’s commitment to varied gaming experiences. PLAION is an Embracer Group company.

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