Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 franchise aims to fill the Twisted Metal-shaped hole in fans’ hearts with a new car combat racing game. Warhammer 40,000: Speed FreaksA free-to-play, class-based multiplayer car combat game inspired by a 2018 miniatures game, is coming to Windows PC, with an alpha playtest on Steam on Thursday.
While the toss seems to be blasting Orks behind the wheel, there’s more than just gratuitous destruction at stake in Speed Freeks. Players will compete in a variety of platforms – there are damage, tank and support types – across multiple game types. Chase mode sees teams capture points and fight to control them, while Convoy mode will be all about protecting your convoy while trying to sabotage your enemy’s.
Presumably there will also be an option to just jump into Speed Freeks‘ 16-player matches and getting blown up.
Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freaks is developed by Caged Element, which has created another combat racing game, Handle – which had a bit of a Wipeout/MotorStorm vibe – and is published by Plaion. The developer says that Speed Freeks is “a bit messy, run down, and bolted together”, so expect some bugs if you enter the alpha test.
You can request access to play Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freaks early at Steam.