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News video games 11 October 2023, 12:47

author: Jan Kopacz

Darktide Saved; Shooter Gets Highly Anticipated Patch and Xbox Version [Update: New Problems]

Warhammer 40K: Darktide has received a highly anticipated patch and an Xbox version. Players are pleased with the improvements that have been implemented in the shooter.

Source: Fatshark


Hotfix 1.2.1, released just after the thirteenth patch, has caused new problems in Darktide. Some players have lost their equipment, while others are unable to play at all, and the game crashes to the desktop when launching on both Steam and Game Pass. The developers are aware of these difficulties and apologize for them. Some will be fixed by the next patch.

Original news (October 4)

Patch number thirteen for the cooperative shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has been released. This is a highly anticipated major update that thoroughly refreshes many elements of the game and expands the RPG elements. The list of changes is so long that it couldn't fit into the message limit on Steam.

  1. The update has made sweeping changes to classes. The old system, under which every fifth level we chose one perk for our character, was abandoned. Instead, each class received its own unique skill tree, and players get talent points each time they advance to the next level (up to the maximum level 30) .
  2. The development tree for each class has three branches - one is filled with abilities already familiar to fans of the game, and two more offer new improvements.
  3. The balance of all weapons and all blessings has also been thoroughly improved.
  4. The controls and interface have been improved.
  5. The Hub has been expanded with six new unlockable movie sequences that provide new information about the game world and the characters that inhabit it. More than 450 conversations have also been added.
  6. In addition, numerous bug fixes have been introduced.

It is worth mentioning that with the release of the patch Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has finally made its way to Xbox Series X ora Xbox Series S consoles. The game is also available as part of Game Pass - both on PC and consoles.

Very good reception of the update

Gamers have received the update with enthusiasm. On Steam, counting all reviews since launch, only 56% are positive, but if we consider only those from the last 30 days, 75% praise Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. This is due to the patch, as most positive reviews were given yesterday and today.

Darktide Saved; Shooter Gets Highly Anticipated Patch and Xbox Version [Update: New Problems] - picture #1

The charts show a sudden increase in the number of positive reviews in recent hours. Source: Steam.

The patch has also encouraged crowds to return to the game. Yesterday, at the hottest time of the day, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was played by 21,617 concurrent users on Steam. This is seven times more than the previous Tuesday's record.

Finally, it's worth quoting some reviews from Steam:

"Finally, the game is what it should have been at launch."

"It is very good. The game is much better after the changes to the classes. If you like Vermintide or Left 4 Dead, you will like Darktide."

  1. Darktide - official website
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide