New Warhammer 40k Boltgun Trailer Showcases Incredible Gameplay

Focus Entertainment has released the stunning gameplay trailer for Warhammer 40k Boltgun! Read more here.
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There’s no time like the present to dive into Warhammer 40,000, which already has a successful miniature wargame, a TV series in the works with Henry Cavill, and countless video games to introduce you to its gore-filled adventures.

Warhammer 40k Boltgun is the latest entry to the franchise, with Focus Entertainment debuting a new gameplay trailer with one simple goal: purge the heretics.

A Retro Spin on a Modern FPS

Ready your weapons, strap on your armor, and get to work taking out cultists, traitors, and Chaos daemons, all in the name of the Emperor.

The Warhammer 40k Boltgun trailer wastes absolutely no time showing fans what they’re here for, high-intensity, bloody action as it thrusts players into the overrun planet of Graia.


Boltgun is a stunning new FPS that blends the aesthetic of Doom (1993) with the modern, fast-paced gameplay of Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal. If that’s somehow not enough to sell you on the upcoming game, the trailer promises a “hoard of devastating weapons” in the player’s arsenal.

player using chainsword on enemy

Warhammer 40k Boltgun puts players in control of Sternguard Veteran, with the only direction being forward, so don’t let anything stand in your way.

Summoned by the Inquisition, players will have a whole arsenal to kill everything in sight, including the titular Boltgun, a super-powered charge capable of smashing enemies to pieces, a Chainsword that will rip apart anything that’s left, and more to be found.

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The trailer perfectly sums up Warhammer 40k Boltgun as “a gory, rapid-fire boomer shooter blast from the past,” with high-octane gameplay and a beautiful 256-color palette that’s guaranteed to “melt your brain.”

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Pre-order Warhammer 40k Boltgun today!

For the Emperor!

About Warhammer 40k Boltgun

Warhammer 40k Boltgun poster

Release Date: May 23, 2023

Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Genre: First-person shooter

Developer: Auroch Digital

Publisher: Focus Entertainment


Synopsis: Get ready for Boltgun, a rapid-fire boomer-shooter blast from the past that’s as nostalgic as its gameplay is fluid and modern. You’ll take control of a mighty Sternguard Veteran, along with his faithful servo-skull, and plunge headlong into the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000. Summoned by the Inquisition, ready your righteous arsenal, indomitable armor, and battle-honed instincts to Scour Graia, a Forge World on the brink, overrun by cultists, traitors, and daemons.

Are you excited about Warhammer 40k Boltgun? Are you a fan of the Warhammer universe? What do you think of its retro look but modern gameplay? Let us know your thoughts and reactions on social media! Stay tuned for more content like this, we’re always watching.

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