Free downloadable content for Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II next month will introduce The Last Stand, a new cooperative multiplayer survival mode in which players work together to overcome impossible odds.

Things get a bit more personal in The Last Stand, as you and two other squad mates team up to battle waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Instead of commanding a squad, each player will choose one hero character - the Space Marine Captain, Eldar Farseer or Ork Mekboy - each fully customizable and able to level up from game to game.


Along with the new mode, The Last Stand also introduces two new multiplayer maps, and implements various bug fixes and balance updates to the game.

Check out these screens to see what Relic's RTS version of Gears of War 2's Horde mode looks like.