GW Reveals 40k Chapter Approved Points Changes

By Travis Pasch | January 22nd, 2022 | Categories: Necrons, News / Rumors, Orks, Space Marines, Warhammer 40k

chapter-approved-2022-nachmund-grand-tournamentWith the first season starting soon GW has revealed a bunch of 40k Chapter Approved Points Changes- check it out!

They broke these down into four sections, with each one having a lot of point changes. Three of the sections are all point deductions, with only a single panel of points increases.

Warhammer Community unveiled the new points today for Space Marines, Necrons, Orks, and more. With the book coming out soon, might as well get a sneak peek and see if any of your favorite units are changing!

Chapter Approved 2022

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Get ready for a new season of competitive and matched play in the first instalment of Chapter Approved 2022, which contains the current Grand Tournament Mission Pack. 

Plus, make sure you’re building valid army lists with the up-to-date points found in the Munitorum Field Manual 2022.

Chapter Approved comes with 18 missions – nine each for Incursion- and Strike Force-sized games – as well as new and updated secondary objectives, letting you flex your tactical skill against worthy opponents on an equal footing.

Chapter Approved is always an exciting release as it can help shake up the 40k meta and help move multiple factions up and down in the meta while also changing how people play the game.  Plus Orks look to be getting some big changes by the looks of these rumors.

GW Reveals 40k Chapter Approved Points Changes

Points Changes

Whether you’re a fan of trundling tanks or agile aircraft, points are going down. The Balance Dataslate may limit the number of Flyers units you can include, but they’ll all now take up a smaller chunk of your army. And if you love tanks, crawlers, walkers, half-tracks, bikes, or buggies, it’s easier than ever to bring a few more Gladiators or Leman Russ Battle Tanks to the table.

It looks like they want some of the less used vehicles to see more play, which we’re totally fine with! We’ll have to see if these changes are enough to push them into the meta.

Necron Changes

Necrons Points Changes

Necrons were one of the biggest winners in the latest Balance Dataslate. The Crypteks worked hard to upgrade a whole bunch of units with the shiny [core] keyword, resulting in more tactical options for your Overlord. Now they’ve also figured out the alarm clock settings for their tomb worlds, which means more mechanical horrors waking up in time to hit the table.

It’s a good day for Necrons as they not only grabbed all these drops but also the ones above as well. With this many changes, we’ll have to see how much more you’ll be able to fit into your lists.

Space Marine Changes

Space Marines Point Changes

Costs are creeping down on iconic units for some of the most recognisable Space Marine Chapters – particularly Blood Angels Death Company squads, Ravenwing Dark Talons, Thunderwolf Cavalry, and the Corvus Blackstar.

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We expect there will be more changes than this, but it looks like they are trying to focus on the big chapters. Again, just a couple of changes may not make a huge difference, but getting that one or two extra minis might make all the difference.

40k Chapter Approved Points Increases

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Part of the ebb and flow of Warhammer 40,000 is that units have ups and downs. Everyone loves to play with their favourite, fightiest toys, but some are a little overtuned at present. Points increases for a handful of units should see them maintain their power – but give others a chance to torment tables.

Orks are getting hit pretty hard this time around on their most useful units. But, since we haven’t seen everything yet, you can’t make a final judgment unless you read these “rumors” that look to be confirmed now.

Here’s all the latest on the upcoming rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k.

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