Games Workshop has announced the upcoming launch of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000, the ninth.  The last edition update was released in 2017 (see "New ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Emerges").  40K 9E will work with all existing codexes and Psychic Awakening books, which have been written with the new rules in mind.

Chainswords will be a featured weapon for Space Marines, Necrons will be key players in the unfolding storylines, and armies will be more narratively fulfilling and competitively balanced, the company said.

A new Crusade system, which enables armies to grow in size and in story from game to game, will allow Units and Characters to gain Battle Honors, special skills, and Crusade relics as well as Battle Scars, which they’ll keep from game to game.

Games Workshop will also release a new Warhammer 40K mobile app, with an army builder, rules for collections, and other features.  Consumers that buy a 9th edition codex will also receive the digital rules for that codex in the app.