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The Free-To-Play, multiplayer racing-shooter mayhem with Orks set in the badass Warhammer 40,000 universe – now available in Open Alpha! For ultimate dakka, look no further, YA GITS!

Munich, Germany. Thursday, May 25th 2023 – Caged Element and PLAION are thrilled to announce Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks. The free-to-play, class-based, multiplayer racer/shooter mixture with Orks in the badass Warhammer 40,000 universe is playable in an Alpha Playtest on Steam starting today. 
Fans of speed and dakka can now live out their Warhammer 40,000 fantasies, driving scrappy vehicles and unloading bombastic weapons in a Speedwaaagh to the death.
Players can choose from various classes of vehicle, including damage, tank and support wagons, with distinct abilities that target a variety of playstyles. They’ll drive them to victory across multiple maps in this explosive take on the combat racing and shooter genres.
Watch the trailer here.

For the Alpha phase starting today, the game will feature a limited number of vehicles and levels, and one of its game modes, the unique, hard-hitting combat racing conquest mode, which ends in a glorious sprint to a finish line. This fresh take on the vehicular shooter has players racing to capture points and fighting for bigger scores, with teams pushing pedal to metal in their scrappy gas guzzlers. 
Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks is not just any ol’ vehicular combat game, DIS IS DA KULT TO OF SPEED!
Game key features:

  • 16 players matches, featuring a variety of badass vehicles to choose from and richly decorated maps to battle in. No two matches ever end in the same way!
  • Various classes of vehicles, with 7 unique vehicles to choose from, meaning players will always find one that fits their mood and playstyle.
  • In Chase Mode, teams must speed to capture points and fight to control them in succession. Convoy Mode (not playable during the Alpha phase) is all about protecting your team’s formidable Convoy while attacking the enemy’s and battling in-between as they race to finish first. Both game modes are chaotic, unique and full of iconic Warhammer 40,000 high-speed brutality!
  • Snazzy visuals and explosive chaos powered by Unreal Engine 5 will give players the chance to live out the ultimate Warhammer 40,000 fantasy like never before.

Those looking for more SPEED and more DAKKA in their life can live the Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks multiplayer racing-shooter mayhem from today, by joining the Alpha playtest on Steam:

For more information about Warhammer 40,000: Speed Freeks, please visit or join the discussion and connect with the game community via the game’s official Discord channel here.

Games Workshop Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 523 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop or Warhammer), its own web store, and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including its publishing division ‘Black Library’ and its special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at
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About Caged Element
Caged Element is a passionate and independent game development studio that specializes in intense vehicular combat titles.  With their previous title GRIP, they unleashed a flurry of speed and chaos upon the gaming world, and are excited to extend that experience through SPEED FREEKS.  WAAAAGH!

PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with nine development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.