The spiritual successor to Warhammer: Vermintide brings players to the horrifying depths of a hive city in the grimdark future, and now know the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date.
The Vermintide games from developer Fat Shark took players behind the wheel of characters in Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy’s last cataclysmic days, battling hordes of the Skaven ratfolk along the way. Darktide takes that same formula but transports it to the far future and replaces Skaven with Chaos cultists and more. If you can’t wait to delve into the depths of a hive city, here is the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date and other vital information about the upcoming game.
Warhammer 40,000 Darktide release date
After being announced in 2020, the Darktide release date was pushed back from the fall of 2021 to the spring of 2022. This release date appears to have been pushed back even further with a new trailer that unveils the day when fans will be able to smash and slay their way through some of the grimdark future’s most iconic enemies. In this brand new trailer, the Darktide release date is announced to be September 13, 2022.
The game appears to have four playable character classes as opposed to Vermintide’s five. The revealed characters are a prototypical guardsman, an Adeptus Sororitas member, an Ogryn, and what appears to be a veteran Astra Militarum commander. The female human guardsman wields a power sword and light flak armor, while the other guardsman bears the Inquisitorial crest on his shoulder and is seen in heavier armor with a chain sword.
The Sister of Battle is a member of the church’s all-female militant arm, while the Ogryn is an enormous cousin-species to humans that have evolved on high gravity planets. These distinct archetypes will all offer unique playstyles when the game releases, likely in line with Vermintide’s customization system.
What platforms is Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on?
Darktide is going to have limited accessibility at launch, only being made available for two systems. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be available on Microsoft Windows PCs as well as the Xbox X/S when it launches on September 13, 2022. Fans on other systems could hold out hope for a PlayStation port given that Vermintide made its way onto the Sony console, but there’s not yet any confirmation of a port.