The Warhammer 40k universe is one of those places that are ripe for story-telling but miserable actually to live in. Like its brother Warhammer Fantasy, it’s a setting where the good guys are bad, but the bad guys are worse. With the help of Fatshark, who brought us the first-person co-op brawler series Warhammer: Vermintide 2, players will be able to dive into this universe again this November. Here’s what we know so far about the Warhammer 40k: Darktide release date, trailer, and details.
What is the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Release Date?
The Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date is officially November 30, 2022. It releases for Xbox Series X|S and on PC through Steam and the Windows Store. Unlike Warhammer: Vermintide, Darktide emphasizes players crafting their own characters, lovingly referred to as “Rejects.”
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Trailer and Details
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a first-person cooperative action game. It sports weighty and visceral melee combat like its predecessor. The devs are also expanding the ranged combat options to better fit the futuristic setting. The story is about a crew of fighters sent to the Hive world of Tertium. It is a miserable place, overcome by industry and pollution. Under orders of the Imperial Inquisition, they must root out threats to mankind.
Check out the trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide below:
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Character Customization
Players won’t be getting “The Ubersreik Five but in Space” this time, as the game has turned to a more traditional class system. This lets players show off their design and decorating skills and avoid the Vermintide problem of “this character is already taken.”
As of October 8, 2022, they showed a new trailer covering one of the 4 character classes: The Veteran: Sharpshooter. These are Imperial Guard troops armed with lasguns. They are experienced soldiers who trust in their training and equipment. Unlike the other classes, they lack augmented bodies or psychic powers. The Veteran: Sharpshooter class is the ideal for players who prefer attacking from a distance. See the trailer below:
Fatshark will showcase the remaining 2 classes as the release date draws closer: The Ogryn and the Pskyer. With the lessons learned from Vermintide, it promises to be a hectic but fun cooperative experience.
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