Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader – Gameplay Trailer, Characters and Release Date Info

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Koronus Expanse is a far-off and dangerous sector of the galaxy, known for its opportunities for those who dared to explore its treacherous reaches.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is a turn-based tactical role-playing game that takes place in the dangerous and mysterious Koronus Expanse sector of space. Developed by the well-known studio, Owlcat Games, known for creating the Pathfinder series, the game offers a rich and engaging experience, filled with weapons and abilities for players to utilize in battles, and choices that have a significant impact on the game’s story.

Rogue Trader was first revealed to the general public with a gameplay trailer at the 2023 PC Gaming Show, showcasing its CRPG style, weapons, and abilities that players can use during combat.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Gameplay

 The Koronus Expanse is a treacherous sector of the galaxy that holds many dangers and unknown mysteries. Despite this, the Rogue Trader protagonist took on the challenge and embarked on a mission to chart the sector as the captain of a massive voidship. 

Along with a trusted crew, the protagonist faces numerous obstacles, including the dangers of the warp, powerful noble houses, privateering families, and encounters with diverse imperial subjects and alien races.

During this unknown adventure, your character meets companions like Cassia Orsellio, Pasqal Haneumann, Idra Talass and more, each presenting their own strength and ability. 

However, through bravery and determination, the protagonist emerges as a hero of the Koronus Expanse, a trailblazer who bravely explored the unknown and emerged victorious.

The legacy of your character lives on as a fearless explorer who ventured into the uncharted depths of the Koronus Expanse, facing danger and uncertainty head-on and coming out unscathed. The bravery and determination of the player character and his crew will serve as an inspiration to future generations.

Here’s a quick rundown on the background of your crew mates:


Abelard Werserian is a valuable asset to the Rogue Trader’s crew as the first officer and your character’s right-hand man. He has exceptional close-combat skills and decades of experience in navigating the Koronus Expanse. He is also knowledgeable about the sector’s inhabitants and provides valuable information in times of noble intrigue or challenge. Despite his sacrifices, Abelard remains loyal and vigilant in protecting the trade empire.


Idira Tlass is an unsanctioned witch and diviner who can discern future events and paths. She is viewed as a mutant and heretic by the Imperium and travels in secret on a voidship. Idira is gifted and confident, but her lack of caution and self-control comes at a price, as she becomes increasingly uncertain about the voices in her head. As a team member, she can support and attack with psychic abilities and is also proficient with a gun.


Pasqal Haneumann is a Magos Explorator of the Adeptus Mechanicus with extensive experience in exploring unknown planets and systems. He is knowledgeable in mechanisms and can repair and disassemble various devices. In combat, he can command servitors and other machinery and is capable of defending himself, if necessary. Pasqal left the Explorators for a time to contemplate a dissent among his fellows that could threaten the Imperium.


Cassia Orsellio is a young Navigator from a Navis Nobilite House in the Koronus Expanse, with a unique mutation and a third eye that allows her to navigate through the warp for the Rogue Trader’s voidship. She is a powerful being with formidable powers, including the ability to instill fear in enemies and boost the strength of her allies.


Yrliet is an Aeldari ranger who left her kin’s craftworld to blaze her own trail in the universe. She is a master of speed and accuracy, capable of taking down enemies with well-placed shots. Yrliet also has valuable insight into the nature of various xenos, making her invaluable in finding their weaknesses.


Sister Argenta is a member of the Adepta Sororitas (Sisters of Battle), the militant arm of the Ecclesiarchy. She is dedicated to achieving perfection as a warrior of the Emperor and is skilled in using bolters and flamers. Her fervent prayers and battlefield prowess can boost the morale of her allies.


Jae Heydari is a skilled businesswoman from Footfall in the Koronus Expanse, known for her talents in commerce and negotiation. She has earned respect from those in the underworld and is feared by her rivals. She uses the influence of a rogue trader as a weapon to protect herself from enemies. 


Heinrix van Calox is a sanctioned psyker in the service of the Inquisition’s Ordo Xenos who uses his psychic powers and agile melee fighting skills in battle. He was assigned a mission by a highly respected and powerful mentor and is considered indispensable due to his diverse specialties and formidable psychic powers.

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Collector's Edition Now Available

For collectors, a special edition of the game is available for purchase on the official website for $299. The Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Collector’s Edition pack includes unique in-game items, a Cassia statue, an art book, a sticker pack, and a fabric banner.

PC System Requirement for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

If you are like so many other gamers waiting patiently for the release of Rogue Trader on PC, you should know the system requirements and prepare yourself ahead of time. Here’s the minimum and our recommended system requirements for you to enjoy seamless gameplay once Rogue Trader DLC is available on Steam or other PC digital download platforms.


  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590T CPU @ 2.00GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 and Intel HD Graphics 630
  • Storage: 100 GB available space


  • OS: Win10
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Storage: 100 GB available space 

A Q3 Release Date for Rogue Trader?

There has been no official confirmation for the release date of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. But, there are strong suggestions that the video game would be published this year. The release of the gameplay trailer by Owlcat Games supports this notion. Many observers believe that Rogue Trader is scheduled for release sometime in the third quarter of 2023. However, no one would like to be quoted live on this assumption. 

Nevertheless, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader promises to be an excellent choice for fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Judging by the gameplay trailer, it will offer a challenging and thrilling experience where players’ decisions and actions will shape the outcome of their journey.

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