Warhammer 40,000: The App – Out Now!

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The Warhammer-community team releases more info on the highly anticipated Warhammer 40,000 App!

Warhammer 40,000: The App is here, and it’s the one thing every Warhammer 40,000 fan needs on their phone! You can download it right now from the Google Play store and very soon on the App Store.


Want to see all its features? Sure you do! Check out this video giving you a look at exactly why you need it in your life.

In short, the app gives you the Core Rules for Warhammer 40,000 in the palm of your hand. When you subscribe, you’ll have literally ALL of the currently available Warhammer 40,000 codexes and expansions – datasheets, weapon profiles, Relics, Warlord Traits, fully up-to-date points values from the Munitorum Field Manual and more! And it’s all easily searchable for quick referencing during your games.

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This app immediately makes your games of 40K more mobile than ever before – it’s a game-changer!


To celebrate the launch of the app and #New40K, we’re running a competition for 40 days. Everyone who enters has a chance to win a one-year subscription to the app. As with any competition, terms and conditions apply.

So how do you get the app? Easy – just follow this handy guide!


Into the Future!

Of course, this is only the beginning for Warhammer 40,000: The App. There’s loads more already in development, and soon you’ll be able to access every rule in the game from the palm of your hand.

When new codexes come out, they’ll each include a code that gives you access to your book, and with a subscription, your new codex will be integrated into the Battle Forge army list creator.

We know you’re eager to find out when Battle Forge is coming your way. It’s really soon – August, in fact! Battle Forge is among the first of many features being added to the app, and it’ll make putting your armies together a breeze. You can choose your datasheets, change weapons, add options, pick your psychic powers, Warlord Traits, and Relics, and then output the list to print, send to friends or get feedback from your gaming buddies on social media. All you need to do to be ready for Battle Forge is download the app and subscribe through My Warhammer.


Warhammer 40,000: The App is one of the best things to happen to 40K since the Emperor had the bright idea of putting superhumans in power armour! Just wait ‘til you see how easy it is to find your rules – you’ll never go back to hauling your entire librarium to a gaming session.

And, for anyone wondering, the app will update on a constant basis with improvements, upgrades, and features in support of your Warhammer 40,000 experience. Stay tuned to Warhammer Community for regular updates about what’s next!

Action stations!

Android users can grab the app from the Google Play store now – get yourself a My Warhammer account, if you haven’t already, then download and subscribe right away.

iOS users, it’s arriving in the next day or so…* Make sure you have yourself a My Warhammer account and that you tick the box to sign up for newsletters. We’ll then send you an update once the app is available to download.

*  We reckon it will be faster than it took Cawl to roll out the Primaris Space Marines, but not as fast as Horus choked out Sanguinius

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15 Responses to “Warhammer 40,000: The App – Out Now!”

  1. Adam W July 24, 2020 10:04 am #

    This app doesn’t feel like a finished product to me.

    • Reecius July 24, 2020 10:24 am #

      I know their development timeline got derailed due to Covid, so some of what should have been done by now wasn’t. I am not entirely privy to the project FWIW, so my knowledge isn’t authoritative but that is the situation as I understand it.

    • abusepuppy July 24, 2020 9:38 pm #

      Yeah, it looks like… a mess. Tons of UI problems, bad organization, and more. This was definitely hurried out the door before it was ready.

  2. Ohlmann July 25, 2020 10:23 am #

    As expected, quality not anywhere near the level hinted by the price range. It’s even *impressively* bad by the standard of shitty application and it heavily hint at GW having been robbed blind by a contractor.

    The worse part is that I highly doubt that GW can deliver a quality application within five or so years, because app development actually is a pretty hard thing and they will need time for either :
    * create a decent development studio in house (recruiting developpers is pretty slow and they won’t be super productive immediatly)
    * find a contractor who isn’t gonna rip them off, which require to commission applications, and then sort them by how bad they are. And probably not release most of them.

    That being said, the google drive thing for rule did make me laugh. That’s a novel way to be lazy and incompetent.

    • abusepuppy July 25, 2020 7:53 pm #

      I suspect it has less to do with getting scammed by a contractor and more to do with the app’s development date being pushed forward such that they just couldn’t get it feature-complete in time.

      • Ohlmann July 26, 2020 2:20 am #

        I don’t believe that. It’s an excuse GW might believe, but in my experience, that level of “anti-polish” mean the dev(s) just tried to make an illusion.

        If you want an analogy, you believe the app is like a house without roof or doors. Or maybe just a set of foundations, depending on how unfinished it is. I see the application as a cardboard cutout of a house, like thoses used as props in movies. No actual work seem to have been done at all.

        No part of what is supposed to work right now is anywhere near close of working. Technically, there’s nothing solid done, no backbone system of search, no practical views of rules nor of profiles. Ergonomically, nobody even tried to make anything useable ; nothing is sorted in a convenient way, similarly named units aren’t dealt with, categorization is pretty wonky. There’s, quite litteraly, nothing in that app. Either it’s a big rip off or the devs litteraly did that in one day, proofreading included.

        And remember : creating that kind of application is only very minimally impacted by COVID. I can’t blame GW to have problems pushing out factions because of manufacturing disruption, or even having problems with pushing rules because of playtest disruptions, but here there’s little excuses

        • abusepuppy July 26, 2020 6:14 am #

          I agree that the level of “anti-polish” is definitely there, but I would disagree on the source. It could just as easily be a more legitimate developer who was trying to do a good job and simply was not given enough time to do so, so they papered over all of the problems and shipped it incomplete. If you give a carpenter three days to build a house, it’s gonna look bad regardless of whether he’s a good carpenter.

          • Ohlmann July 26, 2020 1:07 pm

            Fair enough for your position.

            I do think it look more like a cover than a prototype sent to production, but then again the pattern of subcontractors delivering an unuseable smoke screen instead of a flawed partial product is something I have had a lot of problem with.

      • Zweischneid July 26, 2020 2:35 am #

        I am not sure how a development date could’ve been pushed forward.

        If 9th was set to be released in June, mirroring previous 40K/AoS editions, they even might’ve had an extra month.

      • Zweischneid July 26, 2020 5:25 am #

        And as unpolished as the App is, the legal terms of service are ironclad, lol.

        No cancellation of subscription in the app, only through various emails depending on your status. Reserving the right to remote-access any/all your digital devices if they consider you to be in breach of the terms. Etc…

        That’s some hardcore stuff, even by most other app-providers rough standards.

  3. krisbot4000 July 25, 2020 2:26 pm #

    gw needs to just buy and reskin battlescribe.

    • abusepuppy July 27, 2020 3:15 am #

      It’s honestly pretty baffling that they haven’t. I can’t imagine that the BattleScribe folks are so rolling in dough that they’d be unwilling to sell for a reasonable price and it’s a tried-and-true system with the worst of the bugs ironed out of it.

      • Ohlmann July 27, 2020 4:40 am #

        That depend.

        It’s baffling because that would be so easy and that would work very well, I agree.

        It’s also expected, because almost no firm ever buy a fan made software. Especially non-digital one. There’s a ton of (very stupid) mechanisms at work :
        * unwillingness to delegate design
        * a fear the product isn’t up to “standard” or isn’t “professional”, even tho most applications made by contractors aren’t up to thoses standards and fan one can be
        * misunderstanding of the difficulty to make a proper application, most people woefully underestimating the work to put in it

        And after that, there’s also legal discussions. From what I have heard, it’s not terribly problematic, but I am not a lawyer.

        • abusepuppy July 27, 2020 5:17 am #

          Yeah, I can’t speak to the legal component of it, because that’s so far outside my field of knowledge as to be purely speculative, but I would have to imagine that there is some legal recourse under which to purchase the app and the appropriate copyrights/etc. But I think you may be right in saying that the “unprofessionality” of it may be a major off-putting factor for the company, which is pretty silly given what we know about GW’s own total lack of professionality on a variety of fronts.

  4. Pyrothem July 26, 2020 9:50 am #

    I think someone in GW raised their hand saying that have some programing training but it was php or just some old C++ for a class or two. They tried their best but making an app is a different animal them what people think.

    This would get you a D or C- in call. Enough to pass but not something you can market and sell.

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