Warhammer 40k: Darktide Rips Onto PC, Game Pass

Darktide's beta stole the warped little hearts of rejects everywhere, and today, it finally enters full release on PC.

Rejects, it's almost time! Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is finally out in full today, the game having gone through a nearly two-week beta period before release for pre-order holders.

Darktide brings a formula similar to Vermintide to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, allowing four players to rip, tear, and shoot their way through hordes of heretics and mutants in the name of the Emperor in an overall experience that is best described as brutally visceral. (Seriously, there's viscera flying everywhere — and you make it happen! I am perhaps a little too giddy over the fact that my Ogryn slices through heretics like butter).

Four classes will be included at launch:

  • Veteran: Sharpshooter — As the name indicates, you'll be shooting your way to victory with Veteran: Sharpshooter.
  • Psyker: Psykinetic — Makes heavy use of single target and area of effect psychic attacks to shock or blow up hordes.
  • Ogryn: Skullbreaker — Larger than the others, Ogryn make use of their brute strength and size to either be protectors or melee-focused meat grinders.
  • Zealot: Preacher — Primarily focused on melee DPS, the Zealot is a risky class that deals more damage at lower health.

There's more variety in playstyle than one might expect, with the Psykinetic standing out as a caster and the Skullbreaker as more of a hybrid than the Sharpshooter or Preacher.

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide Launch Times

The day-long maintenance has been hard for beta players, but launch is here to bring normalcy back to the Mourningstar.

Darktide will be launching today at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. GMT on PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, and the game will be included in Game Pass for PC players.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners will have to wait to see the game on their platforms, as the Darktide console release has been delayed for now. Considering the game's performance during beta, it's for the best.

Imperial Edition pre-order holders on PC should be receiving their exclusive goodies as well today, as they were not available through the beta.

Will launch bring more stability to Fatshark's latest co-op release? We'll find out here in a few hours as Warhammer 40,000: Darktide opens the floodgates for all rejects.

Associate Editor

Ogryns are good lads. Simple as. Anyway, I'm basically a human tornado and I love jank. Also simple as.

Published Dec. 15th 2022

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