The four-player co-op shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (opens in new tab) is coming to PC in November, however earlier than it will get right here there can be a beta check, and you may join for a shot at entry proper now.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is actually a WH40K model of Vermintide, the four-player Warhammer Fantasy co-op motion video games initially launched by Fatshark in 2015 (opens in new tab) and 2018 (opens in new tab). They had been glorious, and our June hands-on preview (opens in new tab) of Darktide strongly suggests even higher issues forward: It is extra gun-focused, as you’d anticipate from the 40K setting, however nonetheless awash in lore, weirdness, and “frankly monumental hordes of enemies.”
“It is a recreation I’d’ve fortunately performed all day even in that [pre-release] state,” Wes wrote. “I do not know but how properly the modifications to loot and leveling will play out right here, however the motion is all the things I wished from a 40K model of Vermintide.”
The Darktide closed beta check will run from October 14-16, and can be obtainable solely on PC by both Steam or the Home windows Retailer. (The total recreation can be coming to Xbox Sequence X-S consoles.) There can be extra content material and options in this beta than had been supplied in the earlier technical check, and extra gamers can be supported, however solely a restricted number of weapons, enemies, maps, missions, and different methods can be obtainable—lower than the complete recreation—and progress is not going to carry over.
To get into the Darktide beta, you will must pop ‘spherical to the signup web page (opens in new tab) and provides them your e-mail tackle. Sooner or later after that, you will obtain an e-mail with a hyperlink to a survey asking for extra detailed info, starting from fundamental system specs and web connection pace to your location and your previous expertise with co-op shooters. As soon as that is completed, you progress into the ready section: In case you’re chosen to participate, you will obtain a follow-up e-mail with a Steam key you can redeem for entry to the sport.
Fatshark did not point out how many individuals can be admitted to this check, nevertheless it did state in an FAQ (opens in new tab) that preordering the sport is not needed for entry. On the identical time, it hinted fairly strongly that it is obtained one thing in retailer for individuals who do: “We acknowledge the gamers that pre-order as a few of our most dedicated gamers and whereas we don’t have something to share immediately, it’s secure to imagine that we’ll have a number of issues to share in the long run,” the studio wrote.
One different level of word: Whereas the beta is closed, you’ll be able to stream it, in case you’re into that kind of factor. Fatshark additionally invited streamers to enroll to obtain upcoming info relating to its creator program (opens in new tab).
I lately performed Necromunda: Employed Gun, one other WH40K shooter, and it was incredible: most likely probably the most wildly over-the-top ultraviolent grimdark nonsense (in a great way) I’ve ever seen. (It is also in much better form now than after we reviewed it.) The 2 video games are fully unrelated however in a really normal “all metallic on a regular basis” sense I actually hope Darktide can decide up the setting the place Necromunda left off and run with it.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is ready to come back out on November 30. The total recreation is offered for pre-purchase now on Steam (opens in new tab).