During the Xbox Games Showcase, an intriguing new co-op game called Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was revealed. It’s coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC at some point in 2021. While we don’t know a lot at this time, the teaser trailer promises a dark co-op fight against the horrors of Chaos.
There’s a few tidbits of information we can parse through based on what the developers have said so far. We’ve gathered up everything we know about Warhammer 40,000: Darktide so far.
What is Warhammer 40K: Darktide?
The game takes place on the world of Atoma Prime in the Hive City of Tertium. Hive Cities are massively dense, packed foundry worlds of the Imperium. The factories of these sprawling cities produce the many materials used by the Imperium, while many members of the human population eventually end up joining the Astra Militarum, more commonly known as the Imperial Guard.
Players take on the role of a squad of Imperial Guards, investigating a cult called the Admonition.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide trailers
Warhammer 40K: Darktide gameplay and features
During the trailer, we see one guardsmen’s Lasgun repeatedly fizzle and malfunction, perhaps indicating that players will face electronic challenges in navigating the dark underbelly of Tertium. Much like in Vermintide, there’ll be various characters to choose from, including an Abhuman Ogryn, large ogre-like beings loyal to humanity.
Fatshark is currently promising that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be 4K 60FPS on Xbox Series X as part of being Xbox Series X Optimized.
Is Warhammer 40K: Darktide coming to PS5?
Is Warhammer 40K: Darktide coming to PC?
Warhammer 40K: Darktide release date
There’s no exact release date for the game at this time. Fatshark says that players can expect Warhammer 40,000: Darktide at some point in 2021. It’ll be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC when it launches. It’ll also launch day one into Xbox Game Pass.
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