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News video games 02 December 2022, 14:29

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Darktide Messed Up Ray Tracing Support; Currently Reported Issues

The release of Darktide has seen crowds of players, praises for gameplay and plenty of negative feedback on the game's technical condition and microtransactions. How much of this does the new hotfix fix?

Fatshark addressed the problems in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which plagued the players on release. A patch pack for the game also appeared on Steam. Both issues were discussed in an entry published on Valve's platform.

Hotfix for Darktide fixes crashes

The new hotfix (numbered 1.0.12) contains primarily changes that remove bugs that cause crashing. This takes into account crashes resulting from, among other things, dodging when we don't have a weapon or opening an inventory and another menu (for example, the premium store) at the same time.

Besides, the patch fixed "invisible" weapon stats and graphics settings (on PCs with GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards), as well as broken joining of the game after resuming the connection.

Farewell to ray tracing

More space was devoted to the identified problems that spoil the fun in the current version of the game. First on the agenda was the issue of ray tracing, which, as mentioned in the previous news, could not be disabled without interfering with the game's configuration file.

The team at Fatshark assured that they are working on fixing the glitch and improving performance when this feature is enabled. However, for now they have decided to temporarily block ray tracing in Darktide. Interestingly, this only applies to computers with AMD and Intel GPUs. For cards from other companies (read: Nvidia), RT has only been "disabled by default."

In addition, the developers addressed problems with, among other things, missing pre-order bonuses, the Imperial Edition and Twitch Drops, changing resolution when switching from full-screen to windowed mode, and the occasional lack of virtual currency packs in Microsoft's store.

Controversial change regarding microtransactions

The latter is the only mention of microtransactions in Darktide, which turned out to be an unpleasant surprise for many players. Fact, the same can be said about the optimization, as the game runs noticeably worse than in beta (in part, as reported by Internet users, due to new and often malfunctioning graphical effects).

Nevertheless, the issue of the premium store is still one of the main reasons to complain. The mood of players was not improved by a thread on Reddit, in which attention was drawn to an interesting change. The game's channel on Discord app removed the information that premium currency could also be obtained through active play.

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Source: Zageless on Reddit.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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