Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Available to Play Now With Pre-Order Beta

Ahead of its full release on Nov. 30, Fatshark has unleashed the terror in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide early as part of the pre-order beta. This will see players who have previously pre-ordered the game get the opportunity to enter the hive city of Tertium ahead of the rest of the world.

As part of the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide pre-order beta, players can choose from four missions across four different zones, with more missions set to be added throughout the period. At the same time, Fatshark will be looking to run interesting in-game events/conditions to challenge players in new and exciting ways, spicing things up and keeping even the most prepared players on their toes.

This ramp-up also allows for fine-tuning and scaling heading into a full release while offering players regular content. However, the in-game store will be closed until the launch of the full game at the end of November. Progress made during the pre-order beta of Warhammer: 40,000: Darktide will be carried over, but Fatshark has caveated that there might be unforeseen issues that may not make this move possible. The high-level rundown is as follows:

WEEK ONE (November 17 – 20)

  • Full access to the game hub and mission board.
  • 4 changing missions across 4 zones
  • We will regularly run in-game events (Conditions), namely Power Supply Interruption and Ventilation Purge. We don’t want to spoil them too much. We encourage you to experience them for yourself 🙂

WEEK TWO (November 21 – 27)

  • Up to 8 changing missions across 4 zones
  • In-Game Events, other surprise additions we do not want to spoil right now

WEEK 3 (November 28 to 30)

  • Up to 10 changing missions across 4 zones
  • Downtime to get the game ready for wide release: Tuesday, Nov 29, 202219:00 UTC

NOVEMBER 30 (LAUNCH)

  • 13 missions across 5 zones
  • 1 New Zone (We do not want to share its name yet)
  • New Conditions (In-Game Events)

“Running this Pre-Order Beta is our way to actively address common issues games experience at launch and also a  ‘Thank You’ to our most committed fans,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “We know it’s been a long wait, but Darktide is finally just around the corner.”

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide Available to Play Now With Pre-Order Beta

For the latest news regarding the state of Darktide as well as any additional content coming to the pre-order beta, be sure to follow Fatshark on all social channels, the forums, as well as the in-game launcher. And for those looking for more details regarding pre-orders, here is the vital information:

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

  • The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket: A cosmetic weapon trinket awarded to those who answered in the hour of Atoma’s need.
  • Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame reserved for those first to enter the fray and last to leave it.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Imperial Edition

  • Loyalist Pack: Purge heresy in style with these 4 unique class outfits, 8 weapon skin patterns, one headgear, and an Ogryn body tattoo.
  • Mortis Veteran Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame used to pay tribute to the fallen defenders of Tertium Hive.
  • Caducades Backpack: A cosmetic backpack for human characters. Scavenged from the fallen troops of Cadia, this backpack has been repurposed to serve those still alive and fighting.
  • 2500 Aquilas (premium currency)
  • The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket: A cosmetic weapon trinket awarded to those who answered in the hour of Atoma’s need.
  • Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame reserved for those first to enter the fray and last to leave it.

Devoted Rejects Pack

All owners of Vermintide or Vermintide 2 that purchase Darktide will receive the Devoted Rejects Pack for free on Nov. 30. The pack consists of five unique facial customization cosmetics and tattoos that are inspired by the Vermintide heroes.

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