Which Planet Should You Finish First in Chapter 2 of Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader? – Answered

Decisions, decisions...

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While playing through Rogue Trader, you’ll come across many choices that can have various effects on the story. Here’s which planet you should finish first in Chapter 2 of Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

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Should You Visit Janus, Dargonus, or Kiava Gamma First in Rogue Trader?

This choice comes up during the Reclaim What Was Lost main mission in Rogue Trader, where contact can be re-established with three different worlds under Von Valancius control. However, Abelard will mention that it could change things drastically if you visit Janus instead of Dargonus first, or vice versa. You might lose full control of a world, which can be a massive deal in terms of the war effort.

However, you can safely ignore this choice since what Abelard says is merely to convey a sense of urgency. In reality, all three planets will be in the same state no matter whether you visit them first or visit them last. It’s silly for the game to make a big deal out of, though if earlier missions are anything to go off of, it isn’t the first or last time this will happen.

Which Planet First in Rogue Trader – Answered

With all this being said, there is technically a benefit to visiting Janus first over the other two planets. Since you’ll receive a new companion Yrliet on Janus, so you can recruit her early if you wish. However, it won’t lock you out of having her join your retinue if you don’t do it first. You also won’t miss out on handling the Hunger’s Hand quest given to you by Footfall, since you can do it later as well.

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. If you’re looking for help with other parts of the game, check out our guide on how to recruit Jae Heydari to your party in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader.

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