Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide cover
Developers
Fatshark
Engines
Autodesk Stingray Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows November 30, 2022
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions Currency
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Series Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on IGDB
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on Wikipedia
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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is an upcoming multiplayer first-person and third-person game in the Warhammer 40,000 series.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Pre-ordering allows immediate beta access.
Windows
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows

Version differences[edit]

The Imperial Edition includes the base game, 4 unique class outfits, 8 weapon skin patterns, the Caducades backpack, 2500 Aquilas (currency), Mortis Veteran portrait frame, and the digital soundtrack.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Imperial Edition Upgrade
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1361210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1361210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Choice between 45°-85° (vertical).[2]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, FXAA or TAA.
A Sharpen filter is available when using TAA.[2]
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 3.0, FSR 1.0, FSR 2.0
Quality presets available.[2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30/60/120 FPS caps and unlocked framerate.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Reflections, Global Illumination.[2]

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 [2]
Shader Model support 5.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB (HDD)
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon RX 570
Minimum requirements target 1920 x 1080 resolution on Low settings (with FSR on) with expected framerate of 30 to 45 FPS. Recommended requirements target 1920 x 1080 resolution on Medium settings (with either DLSS or FSR on) with expected framerate of 60 FPS.
Additional requirements can be found in the developer's vlog.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1361210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1361210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Our Machinery plans to "take a significant chunk of the engine market" - last accessed on 2022-11-16
    "The pair later left Grin to build a general engine that would become known as Bitsquid, which was used in Arrowhead and Fatshark's titles such as Warhammer: Vermintide and Warhammer 40K: Darktide."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Warhammer 40,000: Darktide - DEV BLOG: PERFORMANCE - last accessed on 2022-11-16
  3. Pre-order Beta - What to expect - last accessed on 2022-11-16