Dawn of War 3 gets a massive new patch that adds Leaderboards and improves opponent AI

Relic has released a massive new update for Dawn of War 3. According to the release notes, this patch adds Leaderboards, improves the opponent AI, and brings a number of balance tweaks/changes to the units in the multiplayer mode.

In addition, this patch improves performance on 4K monitors in various option and info screens, improves performance when using the Roks ability, and fixes assorted crashes and soft locks caused by losing internet connection during various screen transitions.

This patch will be auto-downloaded from Steam, and you can read a part of its changelog below (full release notes can be found here).

Dawn of War 3 – May 31st Update Release Notes:


  • Leaderboards


  • Opponent AI
  • The Codex now includes all Elite units
  • Balance update (multiplayer only, balance changes do not apply to the campaign)



  • Cooldown of all Super Abilities (Orbital Bombardment, Eldritch Storm, and Rokks) increased from 5 minutes to 7.5 minutes
  • Base Requisition rate increased from 260 per minute to 340 per minute
  • Base Turret damage reduced from 50 to 12.5 with each player in the game increasing that damage by 12.5 (i.e. 1v1 = 25 damage; 2v2 = 37.5 damage; 3v3 = 50 damage)
  • Turret primary weapon damage reduced from 40 to 15 with each player in the game increasing that damage by 6.25 (1v1 = 21.25 damage; 2v2 = 27.5 damage; 3v3 = 33.75 damage) 

Escalation Phases

  • Phase 1: Increased refund on unit loss from 25% to 35%
  • Phase 2: Increased refund on unit loss from 15% to 25%
  • Phase 4: Decreased resource rate bonus from 50% to 25%

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed assorted issues with achievements not being awarded when completing the campaign


  • Fixed several issues with odd audio bursts when restarting missions or progressing to certain post-mission screens
  • Fixed incorrect sound effects on Sky Portal death
  • Fixed missing sound effects on Ork Shoota Boyz
  • Fixed an issue with the level up sound effects playing on repeat
  • Fixed an issue where setting Voice volume to zero was not silencing unit barks


  • Fixed an issue where mission progress wasn’t properly carried over between PCs
  • Fixed an issue where Assault Marines could bypass a gate in Mission 1
  • Fixed an issue when respawning Gorgutz in an unplayable space in Mission 2
  • Fixed an issue with Eldar attackers not assaulting the player’s base in Mission 4
  • Fixed missing animation on a bridge in Mission 4
  • Fixed missing dialogue at the end of Mission 4
  • Fixed a rare bug that would block progression when defending your base in Mission 5
  • Fixed issues with deck gun effects and sound effects when loading a save in Mission 7
  • Tuned Diomedes’ health in Mission 8
  • Fixed an issue where units joining the player could become hostile in Mission 11
  • Fixed an issue with Wazmakka’s behaviour when attacked from range in Mission 12
  • Fixed an issue with debrief imagery in Mission 12
  • Fixed an issue with stacking Webway Gates in Mission 13
  • Fixed a rare crash when destroying the first Webway Gate in Mission 14
  • Fixed an issue with missing health bars on some units in Mission 16
  • Fixed an issue with missing objective indicators in Mission 16
  • Fixed an issue where Elites would not gain experience at the end of Mission 16
  • Fixed issues with damage from Mission 17’s boss’s swipe attacks
  • Fixed issues with boss behaviour in Mission 17

Save & Load

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect Elites could appear in some save games
  • Fixed an issue where Jonah Orion’s Stonewall ability would become invisible when loading into a game saved while the ability was active


  • Fixed an exploit where follow camera (‘) could be used to track enemy stealth units and units hidden in the fog of war
  • Fixed an issue where paused AI games were not actually paused

Units & Abilities

  • Fixed a broken interaction between Wazmakka’s Traktor Beam and Stormboyz’ Suicide Bomma
  • Fixed an animation glitch on the Striking Scorpions
  • Fixed an issue where players could force units out of a Falcon transport ship over a chasm, instantly killing them
  • Fixed an issue where Kyre’s Eldritch Winds could move Deathstorm Drop Pods
  • Fixed an overly large hit box on the Doctrine Chapel

User Interface

  • Fixed stacking debuff icons caused by Gorgutz’ melee attacks
  • Fixed inconsistencies with audio and video options and forced restarts
  • Adjusted several incorrect ability and upgrade icons
  • Fixed an issue where some tooltips would be missing text for non-deployed Elites
  • Fixed incorrect behaviour on several gameplay UI options
  • Updated the reticule for the Imperial Knight Paladin’s Reaper Chainsword Sweep


  • Fixed additional instances of effects seen through the fog of war
  • Fixed an issue where Shadow Spectre’s beam animation would not pause when the game paused
  • Fixed missing effects on Kill Team Ironmaw squad member with the missile launcher
  • Fixed missing effects on the Temporal Mine ability
  • Fixed missing effects when the Venereable Dreadnought is destroyed
  • Fixed timing issues on destruction effects for resource add-ons
  • Fixed an issue where the effects and sound effects for Pin did not end
  • Fixed an issue with persistent teleport effects when the target building is destroyed

Offline Play

  • Fixed assorted crashes and soft locks caused by losing internet connection during various screen transitions


  • Improved performance on 4K monitors in various option and info screens
  • Improved performance when using the Roks ability