Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Kicks Off Closed Alpha Tomorrow

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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So far, if you've wanted to get some hands on time with Whitebox Interactive's upcoming, free to play MOBA, you had to show up to one of the gaming conventions they attended. That changes starting tomorrow though when Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena starts its closed alpha testing.

A lot has changed since the teaser above was released, including a visual overhaul when the game moved to the Unity 5 engine. “Not only is Dark Nexus Arena loaded with tweaks and enhancements, the game also sports an entirely new engine – Unity 5, which gives us an outstanding difference in lighting of the characters and environment. You can really see the difference,” said Jonathan Falkowski, CEO of Whitebox Interactive. “It just feels more alive.”

According to the game's FAQs, not only will Dark Nexus Arena be free to play, but all characters will be unlocked. The game's monetization will rely strictly on skins, HUDs, avatars, and other customization options leaving all gameplay enhancing elements limited to in game currency only.

If you want to get in on the closed alpha though, you'll need to buy a Founder's Pack (or be lucky enough to win a key somewhere). Founder's Packs start at $25 USD.

If you'd rather wait to see more of the game before spending your money, be sure to check out Dark Nexus Arena's official Twitch channel as there will be regularly scheduled streams every Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (6)

hellphy 7 years ago
free key : VRDZL7C246CWJ567EW8XZZ734

Clint Eastwood 7 years ago
my beloved warhammer universe... pls stahp raping it.... like.. please?

MrkHUN 7 years ago
My opinion is that they should've made an MMO instead of a MOBA...

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Mizhun 7 years ago
Gotta agree. Always prefered the dota2 way of keeping champions free.
Took me years to unlock every LoL champion, wont touch anything thats not with full free hero rooster (im sure im not the only one).

Jokul 7 years ago
At least they're doing what Dota 2 is.


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