Games Workshop Teases Next 40k Codex After Eldar

Armies-on-Parade-Lore-40k-title-the-tyranidsTyranids are the next 40k codex release after the Eldar craftworlds book that is most likely on the way this winter after Eldritch Omens box.

Suprise, another Xenos codex release, this time for Tyranids, is confirmed to be coming soon from GW. That seems to be what hobbyists have been clamoring for rules-wise. Well, that is until there is something else to complain about- just ask the Custodes players am I right?

Anyways, here is what Games Workshop has said about the upcoming Tyranids Codex release, along with the latest rumors because there isn’t much to go on yet from GW…

This isn’t just an exciting time for Aeldari, but for all Warhammer 40,000 xenos players – after the craftworlds touch down, there’s something gribbly and chitinous coming. We don’t want to say too much right now, but there are lots of them, they’ve come a long way, and they’re VERY hungry. For biomass. Okay, you forced it out of us – it’s the Tyranids.

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And that was pretty much all they said. However, it was more than enough for us to dig up these old Tyranids rumors below. Plus don’t forget to check out all the new Tyranids Crusher Stampede rules they just got as well by clicking here.

Old Tyranids 40k Model Rumors May Come True in 2022

Within the video above which debuted on Warhammer Community, there are at least seven, possibly nine or even ten, new models. We don’t get a full look at any of the models, however, we do get glimpses, and one definitely stole the show at least for us. And some are quite obviously big bugs!

Here are the old rumors we’ll be covering:

  • Broodlord (plastic – clampack) – This actually came true, so that’s a good sign.
  • Genestealer Kit (plastic completely redone) – Still from 2005
  • XX-vores combo kit (plastic and includes build options for, Biovore, Pyrovore, a new “psychicvore”) – Not happened yet, still could.
  • Termagants Kit (plastic completely redone with “new” weapon options) – Still also from about 2005
  • plastic Gargantuan Creature (no further details) – this could easily be in the video above.

Now, let’s check out the pics that could easily be a new giant bug!

gw 2022 tyranid 1That is a clear Tryanid model! With a very large tail, and wings, maybe the Flying Tyrant is getting an update? Either way it looks huge!

For a split second, you can also see what appears to be a tentacle-like appendage from higher on the model.  Plus from the side what may be the torso is clearly visible before the model spins revealing a wing.


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While this probably is for the gargantuan creature, that doesn’t mean we won’t see a new Biovore kit as well. Plus, we’ve also seen other Rumor Engines from not that long ago that point at other new Nids.

New Tyranids or Nurgle: GW Rumor Engine

rumor engine 11-2-21This new bit is clearly some Insectoid/Exoskeleton thing, but what faction does it match? There are only really two options, Maggotkin, because we know their update is coming and they do use a few flies and such. Second Tyranids, do need some model releases, whether that be updates or new ones and they have exoskeletons on pretty much all of their models.

11-2 potential answerWhile Tyranids do look like a possibility, they are much more alien than insectoid, which somewhat makes us lean more towards Maggotkin or even a one-off Warband model for a specialist game.

That being said, it could definitely still be Tyranids, with so many out-of-date models, a slight design tweak and updated look could go miles for the Xenos faction as they could definitely use the love.

Rumor Engine Tail or clawWell, we’ve already taken a guess at this one. It just looks too much like a Tyranid tail for us to think much further. Just the tantalizing idea of new Tyranid minis seems to be scrambling our brains. While it could always be something else, it just looks too alien for many other factions. They also mention it could be man-made by more advanced humans.

Could they be unveiling a new line of beings behind the Hive-Mind? Probably not, but hey it’s a rumor engine so why not speculate?

VenomthropesWhile it’s not identical to the Venomthropes tentacles, it does have a very similar look with the bend in it before it gets to the spikey bits (like what we did there…). We would also hope they actually update the minis if they’re getting new stuff, so it shouldn’t be identical. This isn’t the only candidate, however.

Tyranid HarpyThe Tyranid Harpy also has a very similar-looking tail. With just a couple of tweaks, we could see this being on here as well. But, it’s not as likely because the tail doesn’t seem beefy enough to match the size of this one. That brings us to one of the most hated Tyranid units to actually build and play with…

Tyranid GargoyleWhile it’s not identical, it could also be an updated Gargoyle kit. They are more than do for some better models that aren’t the most finicky thing on the planet! Lastly, it could be an update to a very core unit. Now, let’s jump into the next big things that may be coming for Tyranids in 2022.

New Tyranids 40k Model Rumors

Here were the old rumors from Hastings, only one of which has actually come true so far:

Several new kits including: –
  • Broodlord: plastic clampack CONFIRMED
  • Genestealers: plastic kit completely redone
  • X-a-vores: combo kit would include options for Biovore, Pyrovore, a new psychacvore
  • Termagants Kit: completely redone with new weapon options
  • Gargantuan Creature in Plastic

So after seeing the rumor engine images, plus the video, some of these are really not sounding too far-fetched after all. Well except maybe the last one, but hey we doubt Tyranids players would complain if it did…

Look for a new Tyranids Codex and at least one new model this winter-ish after the Eldar!  Here’s all the latest on the upcoming rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k.

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