Warhammer fans don’t appear to be interested in watching Twitch streamers for free loot.

Last week, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters was released, and it’s quite good. In our review, we praised the XCOM-style gameplay, the beautiful graphics, and the compelling story, but Adam was critical of the difficulty curve.

Other Warhammer 40K fans have criticized the marketing of the game. Specifically, the Twitch drops reward players for watching affiliated Twitch streamers with in-game loot. According to PC Gamer, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters received a slew of negative Steam reviews, resulting in a “mixed” rating, with many players complaining about Twitch dropouts.

The Twitch drop was pretty standard these days for games. Players who linked their game accounts to their Twitch accounts were rewarded with in-game loot after watching a streamer for an hour or so. The loot in this case was mostly cosmetic upgrades over the game’s starting gear, with a few stat boosts thrown in for good measure.

It appears that many Chaos Gate players wanted the Twitch loot but didn’t want to watch Twitch streamers in order to get it. It was described as paying with your time to act as marketing for the game by pushing viewership in a post on the Steam community forums.

Others claimed that the Twitch drops were more than just for show and that they could have a real impact on Chaos Gate’s early game. In a recent Steam post, developer Complex Games apologized for the inconvenience and promised that all Twitch drop items would be given away in a future update.

Performance issues are another common complaint about Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. Complex intends to address these issues in future updates as well. If you don’t want to wait for Twitch, we also have some codes for free in-game loot.