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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
Chaos Rising box art.jpg
Developer Relic Entertainment
Publisher THQ
Series Dawn of War
Released 2010
Genre Real-time strategy
Plattform PC

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising is the first expansion for the real-time strategy game Dawn of War II. The game was released in 2010. Chaos Rising introduces the Chaos Space Marines as a new playable faction in multiplayer and involves the planet Aurelia, the Black Legion and the Blood Ravens in the singleplayer campaign.


After the events of Dawn of War II, subsector Aurelia is recovering from the Tyranid invasion that almost wiped out the Blood Ravens recruiting planets. However, something sinister is afoot. The planet Aurelia, once thought lost to the Warp, has reappeared. Sending a team to investigate this occurrence, the Blood Ravens quickly discover that the taint of Chaos, in the form of the Black Legion, has infested this planet during the millennia spent in the Warp. They are led by Eliphas the Inheritor and Araghast the Pillager. Surprisingly, after the first few skirmishes against the Black Legion, Chapter Master Azariah Kyras orders an immediate withdrawal from the system. After refusing to leave, Captain Gabriel Angelos is pronounced a heretic. It is later found out that it is in fact the Chapter Master and someone aboard the Retribution that are the heretics.

The Traitor

The traitor in the game depends on who had the most corruption. If all your squads are pure, then the traitor will be Martellus the Techmarine.

It is not possible for either The Commander or Davian Thule to be the traitor.

Events in Dawn of War II - Retribution reveal that neither Cyrus nor Martellus nor Tarkus nor Jonah Orion[3] were the canonical traitor. However is hinted that Avitus is the traitor.[2]


The game "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising" utilizes a unique system based on corruption. For example, allowing Imperial Guardsmen or Space Marines to perish will make your squads more corrupted. If you capture a foundry or shrine for example, you will gain redemption for your squads. Also, some characters will gain corruption if you don't deploy them on certain missions.

Playable Main Characters

Non-Playable Main Characters

External links

References and Sources

Warhammer 40,000 Video Games
Dawn of War Dawn of War (Winter AssaultDark CrusadeSoulstorm) • Dawn of War II (Chaos RisingRetribution) • Dawn of War III
1990-1999 1992: Space Crusade (The Voyage Beyond) • 1993 Space Hulk • 1996 Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels • 1996 Chaos Gate • 1997 Final Liberation • 1999 Rites of War
2000-2009 2003 Fire Warrior • 2006 Glory in Death • 2007 Squad Command
2010-2019 2011 Space MarineKill TeamSpace Hulk • 2014 CarnageStorm of VengeanceArmageddon • 2015 RegicideSpace Hulk: DeathwingSpace WolfBattlefleet Gothic: ArmadaFreebladeDeathwatch: Tyranid InvasionThe Horus Heresy: Drop AssaultLegacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion • 2016 Inquisitor - MartyrTalisman: The Horus HeresyEisenhorn: XenosBattlefleet Gothic: LeviathanEternal Crusade • 2017 Sanctus ReachBetrayal at CalthThe Horus Heresy: Battle of Tallarn • 2018 Gladius - Relics of WarBattlefleet Gothic: Armada IIMechanicusAdeptus Titanicus: DominusThe Horus Heresy: LegionsSpace Hulk: TacticsWarhammer Combat Cards • 2019 Necromunda: Underhive WarsInquisitor - Prophecy
2020 onwards 2020 Dakka SquadronBattle SisterAeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command • 2021 Lost CrusadeBattlesectorNecromunda: Hired GunNecromunda: Gang Skirmish • 2022 Chaos Gate - DaemonhuntersTacticusShootas, Blood, & TeefDarktide • 2023 Space Marine 2
Cancelled Games 1993 Aspect Warriors • 1996 Dark Crusaders • 1999 Agents of Death • 2001 Gorkamorka • 2013 Dark Millennium Online • 2016 Dark Nexus Arena