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GOG is currently giving away a free copy of ‘Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War’ this weekend

During their Warhammer weekend sale, GOG is offering a free copy of Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War; a classic 90s turn-based strategy/RTS game having RPG mechanics, and a single player campaign.

From now until July 19 at 6 AM PT, 9 AM ET, PC gamers can go ahead and get Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War for free. First released in 1999, the game features 24 story missions. Players can now get a good few hours out of this RTS title, making it an entertaining way to spend the weekend.

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War has no DRM and comes with support for modern Windows operating systems. All you need is a GOG account, and then you can redeem your free copy.

During GOG’s Warhammer sale, PC titles like Battlefleet Gothic, Warhammer Chaosbane and Space Hulk: Deathwing are also going to be available at a discounted price. More details can be found here.

To redeem your copy of Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War, just head to GOG’s main webpage, sign in to your GOG account, or create a new one, and then click the game’s “Get it for Free” button. Warhammer 40K: Rites of War will be free on GOG until 6 am PT/9 am ET on July 19, while the Warhammer Weekend sale runs till July 20.

As the description reads:

“Rites of War features a tightly crafted storyline composed of 24 missions and varied victory conditions as you lead the Eldar in their fight for survival. Additional scenarios allow for control of Tyrannid and Imperial armies and a glory point system lets you build and customize your own army, with 8 distinct troop classes ranging from War Machines to Assault Troops to Devastator Squads. A level-based experience system enhances the game’s RPG (Role-Playing Game) element, allowing you to upgrade and customize units, enhance warrior skills and employ “psyker” (psychic) abilities.”

Here are also the game’s key features.

  • 24 mission campaign features a tightly crafted storyline, detailed atmosphere and varied victory conditions.
  • Additional scenarios let you command Tyrannid and Imperial armies
  • Glory point system lets you build and customise armies, with your choice of unit types, wargear and warrior skills.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (1999) trailer