Huge Update Unveiled for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Patch 4: Blessings of the Omnissiah for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has recently been released, and it aims to tackle a lot of the issues that gamers have been having with the game since its launch. This update is quite comprehensive, requiring multiple posts on Fatshark’s forum just to list all the alterations.
The sequel to Warhammer Fantasy’s horde shooter Vermintide and its follow-up, Darktide, brings chaotic combat into the bleak realm of the far future. Lasguns, chain swords, power weapons, and plasma guns, alongside the menacing potential of psykers and other Warhammer 40k elements, appear to be the ideal setting for some multiplayer carnage. However, the game has obtained mixed reviews due to certain problems. In answer to feedback, Fatshark has published a few major updates that have slowly but surely guided the game closer to the Emperor’s light.
Patch 4, named Blessings of the Omnissiah, of Darktide focuses on quality-of-life, balance improvements, and overall refinement. A new Wargear Set feature allows players to save up to five f their equipment configurations, including cosmetics and talents. Additionally, the Armoury Exchange has been updated with a Brunt’s Armoury tab that lets players purchase particular weapons instead of having to select from a random set. This should reduce the tedium related to building loadouts. Players must still unlock each weapon by reaching the required level.
The latest update to Darktide has made it easier to access weapons, as well as allowing players to preview cosmetic gear and weapon skins on their character or a holographic mannequin. The weapon blessings have also been modified, with players now able to re-bless weapons and substitute the existing ones. The mission board has been increased from 12 to 16 missions, with the addition of new weekly contracts, and the removal of contracts that demanded specific side objectives on certain missions.
Given the sheer volume of patch notes that have been posted to the forums, the delayed launch of Darktide on Xbox is understandable. Most of the changes that have gone into this update are beneficial, and the balance changes are mainly focused on helping out weaker abilities, so Darktide players have lots to anticipate from this patch.
The PC version of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is now out!