Owlcat Games releases first major patch, celebrates 500k sales for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

Following up on last year's release of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, developer Owlcat Games is celebrating the game's success - confirming that the title sold over 500k copies within its first month of release, and highlighting the game's critical reception with a new Accolades Trailer to commemorate the occasion.

Alongside today's celebrations, the company has also released the first major patch for the game, patch 1.1, which has brought 1,800+ fixes to the game - including some efforts to rebalance combat and "hundreds" of major and minor bug fixes. 

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Mac and PC (Steam). If you missed any of the game's previous trailers, feel free to check out the Combat Guide, the Consequences showcase, the release date trailer, the companion trailer, the Freedom of Choice Showcase, the feature trailer and much more.

Nicosia, Cyprus (February 20, 2024) — Today, cRPG developer Owlcat Games celebrates the successful launch of its latest title, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, with a new trailer, a sales milestone update, the first major patch for the game, and the release of the official soundtrack.
In its first month, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader sold over 500,000 copies across all platforms. To commemorate this important milestone, as well as the cRPG's critical success, Owlcat Games has put together a brand new trailer highlighting some of the critical acclaim.

The Owlcat Games team has been hard at work to address bugs and issues present in Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Today, the team is excited to release patch 1.1, which features over 1,800 fixes. These fixes include:

  • Combat Balance Updates - Dozens of tweaked abilities, weapon stats, and combat encounters.
  • Additional Voiceover - Newly-recorded dialogue added to the game’s prologue and additional companion banters throughout the game.
  • Ulfar Rebalance Update - Unique starting equipment fit for the Adeptus Astartes, a buff to Ulfar’s basic stats, and improved abilities such as a buffed ‘Go For The Throat’ ability and the option for allies to use Ulfar as cover.
  • Bug Fixes - Hundreds of major and minor fixes for abilities and items.

Find the full list of bug fixes, updates, and changes on the official website.

Lastly, for those who were captivated by the music as they fought across the Koronus Expanse, Owlcat is happy to release the original Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader soundtrack on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and Deezer. Find it on your preferred platform here: lnk.to/40000RogueTrader

Warhammer 40:000 Rogue Trader is the latest high-quality turn-based cRPG title from developers Owlcat Games. Players take the role of the titular Rogue Trader, the leader of a mighty starfaring voidship and its crew. Whether enacting gunboat diplomacy with newly discovered planets, leading from the frontline in turn-based tactical combat, or engaging in thrilling voidship battles with pirates and renegades, the Rogue Trader's fate is truly in the player’s own hands.