Fatshark, the Vermintide dev behind Vermintide, has taken the Left 4 Dead formula into the future with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.
Vermintide 2 is one of our favorite co-op games, so we have a lot of faith in the developers, Fatshark. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide marks a shift for the Swedish studio from fantasy to the sci-fi setting of Games Workshop.
In the 41st millennium, it is time to pick up a chainsword and engage in combat. A best-selling 40K author, Dan Abnett, has co-written a story for the game, so expect to fight hordes of enemies in the cramped hive city with your friends.
We’ve had a chance to play Darktide, and it’s an excellent game. Here’s a long gameplay video and my initial thoughts on the game.
Warhammer 40K Darktide Release Date
Until FatShark announced a delay to the game in July 2021, the Spring 2022 release date for Warhammer 40K: Darktide was expected. However, on March 31st, 2022, the release date was pushed back to September 13th, 2022.
Warhammer 40K Darktide Platforms
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has been confirmed to be released on PC via Steam and Xbox Series X|S. The PlayStation 5 version hasn’t been announced, but it’s possible that the game will arrive on Sony’s platform after a few months of exclusivity for Xbox.
Is Warhammer 40k: Darktide Available On Xbox Game Pass?
I can confirm that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be available on Xbox Game Pass from the start. On the Xbox game showcase, this was confirmed during the game’s official unveiling.
That concludes our discussion. All of the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launch information that has been made public so far. As soon as Fatshark decides to talk about pre-order details, different editions, and more, we’ll be updating this article.
Cooperative play in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is brutal for up to four people. Tertium is the hive city in this action-adventure video game. Each level has an endless number of enemies that must be defeated by teaming up with friends and employing an assortment of outlandish weapons.
Genre And Setting
Darktide is a first-person action game with a cooperative focus like the Vermintide series of games.
Atoma Prime’s world is referred to as “Tertium,” and it is located in a hive city. There are several Imperial worlds located in the Moebian Domain, which is a vital fiefdom for the Imperium of Man, and Atoma Prime sits at its center. Both hostile alien races and forces of Chaos, colloquially known as the Darktide, pose a threat to the borders of the Moebian Domain. As a result, many Astra Militarum regiments were raised on Atoma Prime to protect against these threats.
As a result of the Admonition cult’s influence, Chaos forces sent by Nurgle, Lord of Decay, infiltrated the city of Tertium. As previously mentioned, the Moebian Sixth, one of the aforementioned regiments, joined Chaos. It is then that a Lord Inquisitor is sent to Tertium, where he instructs a group of convicts—the player characters—to serve as Inquisitors.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was written by acclaimed author Dan Abnett, whose credits include Marvel, DC, Doctor Who, Warhammer 40,000, 2000 AD, and Tomb Raider. On Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, he worked as a co-writer.
Over 75K voiced lines are included in Darktide to keep the party banter fresh depending on the situation, the composition of the party, and the rank of the player character within the Inquisition.
Warhammer 40K Darktide Charecters
After watching the “writer reveal” trailer, we’ve learned from it that the player begins the game as a prisoner (are we, Fatshark?). then recruited by an extremely powerful faction of the Imperium known as the Inquisition – a secretive and powerful faction.
- The Zealot – An inquisitorial acolyte type with a bowl cut, a power hammer, and a scroll down their front
- The Veteran – An Imperial Guard stormtrooper with a gas mask and lasgun
- The Ogryn – toting a massive slug gun and a cutlass
- The Psyker – A hooded, warp-powered psyker, who needs no equipment – their mind is a weapon.
Warhammer 40K Darktide Weapons
While the game’s gory, grimdark arsenal has been teased by three trailers, we’ve already seen blood-spattered footage of a variety of melee and ranged weapons:
- Combat knife
- Power hammer (we won’t call it thunder hammer ’til we see the lightning)
- Ogryn-sized cutlass
- Power sword
- Ripper gun (A massive Ogryn-sized shotgun that looks like a China Lake grenade launcher)
- Frag grenade
Warhammer 40K Darktide Trailer
Since its original Spring 2022 release date had been pushed to September 13, the delay was explained in a press release as a simple desire for quality. At Fatshark, we place a high priority on delivering the best four-player co-op experience.
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