Codes in your Codexes

For years now, whenever we’ve attended shows and events around the world, one thing we’ve been asked a lot – no, really, a lot – is: “Can I get digital rules for my army if I own the codex?”

Well, we’re pleased to say that the answer is yes!

Even better, it starts real soon. You’ve probably noticed that the first codexes for the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 are available to pre-order this Saturday – these books are the best codexes ever! Not only do they include datasheets, army-wide rules, Crusade options, new and improved weapons, and much, much more… they also include something extremely exciting – codes to unlock all the rules content of the codex within Warhammer 40,000: The App.

Codex: Space Marines and Codex: Necrons… the first in a new era of war! They also include rules content for Warhammer 40,000: The App.

Want to learn more? Right this way…

Your Very Own Secret Code!

When you get your shiny new codex in hand, flip to the very back. On the inside back cover, you’ll find a printed code, unique to your copy of the codex. Keep it secret – it’s a single-use code and when entered online, it will be permanently connected to your My Warhammer account. Here’s how that works.

Your code will look a lot like this (but with fewer zeroes). Don’t share it with anyone!


First things first, you need a My Warhammer account to connect your code to. If you’ve not made one yet, sign up for yours right now – for free – and then come back here. We’ll wait for you.

Done? Great. Next, with your My Warhammer account made and ready, all you need to do is go to* and log in with your My Warhammer Account. Then, enter your code as instructed. Now, a word to the wise: if you go there before next Saturday, you’ll be redirected to Fear not! By the time your codex is in your eager hands, the site will have been updated with this new feature, so stay cool and wait for next weekend to roll around!

The site will look like this. Unassuming? Yes. Gateway to your gaming dreams? Also yes.

What You Get

In short, all the rules for your army in Warhammer 40,000: The App! You’ll get every new and updated datasheet from your codex (more than 140 across both codexes), plus Detachment Abilities, faction rules, Relics, Stratagems, Warlord Traits, and any other rules which apply to your army. 

These will all be fully searchable too, making the app the best way to find a rule or ability in the heat of battle. Best of all, you can keep your codex at home for when you want to immerse yourself in lore and glorious artwork, and let your hard-working smartphone pick up the tabletop duties… perfect for the warlord on the go.

No New Codex For your Army yet? No Worries!

Subscribing to Warhammer 40,000: The App gives you the complete, updated rules for every current Warhammer 40,000 codex and expansion, from T’au Empire to Tyranids, Chaos Space Marines to Adepta Sororitas and beyond – so if you don’t play Space Marines or Necrons,** simply subscribe to access all your rules until your new codex arrives!

The Tip of the Spear

As we’ve said a few times, this new functionality, and incredible way to unlock the potential of new codexes, is just one of many updates coming to Warhammer 40,000 The App. Coming months will see Battle Forge added, to make planning your matched play armies easier than ever, along with even more great features. 

You can download Warhammer 40,000: The App now from the Apple App Store*** and Google Play store. Remember to pre-order your copies of Codex: Space Marines and Codex: Necrons on Saturday as well, ready to use your codes in the app.

*  Not yet though. Ah, well! At least you can browse cool Warhammer stuff while you wait…
** To be fair, there’s never been a better time to start
*** iOS users, like many apps on your devices, Warhammer 40,000: The App is being updated to work seamlessly with iOS14. Watch out for an update in the next few days.

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