Developed by Whitebox Interactive, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is an active MOBA, without lanes. It takes the characters and lore of the Warhammer 40,000 universe and combines them with a mobile, skill-shot control scheme. Set in a fighting arena in Commorragh, the Dark Eldar capital, the playable characters are enslaved and forced to fight eachother.
Dark Nexus Arena controls more like a shooter. The idea is to hit enemies with skill-shots but also take cover and dash away when needing to play defensively. It’s intended to be a MOBA without lanes, towers, or minions. This sort of design also manifests into differing game modes. The Steam Early Access release comes with a new Soul Hunter game mode where players kill each other and take their foes’ souls to the Dark Nexus at the center of the map. The number of souls collected can rise exponentially per each kill in a kill-streak. Killing a player with souls in their possession will net a partial amount of their collected souls, while the rest are lost. The first team to 50 souls in the Dark Nexus wins. Additionally, a new character, the Lychguard from the Necrons, is joining the ranks. Lychguards are undead Necron elite that once protected nobility in life.
See Dark Nexus Arena’s Steam Early Access launch trailer below. Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is free-to-play with micro-transactions for vanity skins.