Working together as a team is a critical part of being a good Warhammer 40,000: Darktide player. Here’s how to be the best teammate amid the chaos when Tertium calls next.
Let’s Stick Together
One of the core mechanics in Darktide is Coherency. When players stay close to each other, they boost the team’s Coherency. This leads to significant perks such as boosting Toughness. Toughness helps absorbs damage before health takes a hit, the Toughness bar will regenerate, but the rate is faster when Coherency is higher.
Coherency also extends to other boosts and passive buffs that vary depending on the character class. For example, Psykers in Coherency can confer damage bonuses to teammates or receive a chance to regain a warp charge. Meanwhile, the Veteran and their allies in Coherency gain ammo upon killing a special enemy in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.
Special enemies are also more likely to target separated players. This is particularly crucial when playing as the Veteran class. While players can exploit the Sharpshooter’s skill at downing enemies over long range, this makes them a prime target for specials. Worse, teammates will only sometimes be able to come to the rescue when a Trapper targets allies on higher ground.
Keep It Classy
Each of the four classes in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide have its distinct advantages, and understanding the specific role of each class is massively important for effective teamwork.
Veterans should prioritize enemy snipers or anything the other players can’t immediately reach. In addition to being the team’s tank, Ogryns are the only class whose movement speed isn’t affected when carrying items. Zealots should focus on crowd-control in melee, while Psykers are most effective when using their most potent warp attacks for single targets such as bosses and special enemies.
Don’t Be Wasteful
Ammo is scarce, so it’s a good idea to save it for situations like blasting the weak point on a special enemy. Switching to a melee weapon to do most of the fighting will save ammo and usually be more effective in terms of overall damage. While effective at clearing crowds, Grenades are typically best kept in reserve for boss fights in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.
It’s always helpful to know how much ammo teammates have left. A quick glance at their character portraits will help; if their ammo icon is white, they’re full; if it’s red, they’re all out; and if it’s yellow or orange, they’re in-between.
Down But Not Out
It’s tempting to rush in to revive a fallen teammate, but make sure it’s safe. If they’re still affected by goo – or on fire – the rescuer will find themselves similarly afflicted. Wait until the effect has passed, and then head over to lend them a helping hand.
If a Trapper has netted a teammate, it’s usually best to free them first and then focus on the Trapper. Getting a teammate back up and into the action is the priority. The Trapper will be easier to handle with the squad operating at full capacity.