Warhammer 40K: Darktide Opens Its Three-Day Closed Beta For PC Players Over The Weekend

The hive city awaits.

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor
Share:

Darktide Weekend Beta Test

Developer Fatshark has kicked off a three-day closed beta test for their upcoming 4-player co-op action game, Warhammer 40K: Darktide. Those who sign up and gain a beta key can jump in right now on Steam, Windows PC, and GeForce Now over the weekend.

Within the beta test, PC players will trek inside the hive city known as Tertium and battle hordes of enemies while learning an evolved Vermintide-styled combat mixing melee and range. In addition, fans can try out the new class archetypes: Veteran: Sharpshooter excelling in ranged encounters and the madly aggressive in-your-face Zealot: Preacher.

This weekend's beta is Fatshark's first large-scale test, so expect hiccups here and there. As for fans who never signed up, you can try your luck by requesting access from the Steam store page. Fatshark aims to let more players in throughout the weekend, but for those unlucky, content creators streaming Darktide will maybe have keys to give away.

As a heads-up for our readers, I'll be joining the beta test and analyzing what I can about its combat for my next weekly Game Design Spotlight! If you're interested in reading my thoughts, you can expect it later in the day next Tuesday.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!


About the Author

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

Discussion (0)


Read Next

Get A Look At Even More Of Tower Of Fantasy’s Vera Update Before It Arrives

Get A Look At Even More Of Tower Of Fantasy’s Vera Update Before It Arrives

The developer offered a look at the game’s upcoming desert region in a 30 minute stream.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 months ago

You May Enjoy

Layoff Season Continues With 20% Of NCSoft West Being Let Go, CEO Splits

Layoff Season Continues With 20% Of NCSoft West Being Let Go, CEO Splits

Severance packages given out and job assistance offered... but that's little consolation.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
World Of Warships Legends Celebrates The Year Of The Rabbit With Dragons

World Of Warships Legends Celebrates The Year Of The Rabbit With Dragons

It’s an interesting choice, but we’re sure players are down for it.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
FFXIV’s Director & Producer Naoki Yoshida Says He’s “Really Looking Forward” To The MMORPG Blue Protocol

FFXIV’s Director & Producer Naoki Yoshida Says He’s “Really Looking Forward” To The MMORPG Blue Protocol

Several experienced people from the FFXIV Team are also now working on Blue Protocol.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Yesterday It Was A Rumor, Today It Is A Fact: Rumbleverse Is Shutting Down

Yesterday It Was A Rumor, Today It Is A Fact: Rumbleverse Is Shutting Down

Iron Galaxy says we may not have seen the final form of the Rumble though.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Say Goodbye To CrossfireX, It’s Added Itself To The List Of Games Shutting Down

Say Goodbye To CrossfireX, It’s Added Itself To The List Of Games Shutting Down

The closure was announced just in time for the game’s one year anniversary.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Fortnite And Dragon Ball Super Are Getting Another Crossover Event

Fortnite And Dragon Ball Super Are Getting Another Crossover Event

The Super Saiyans return.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago