The pre-order beta for Fatshark’s co-op shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is available ahead of its worldwide launch on PC. It was recently updated to add some crafting elements, like Consecration which upgrades the tier of a weapon or curio, and adds a random perk or Blessing.
Crafting materials like Plasteel are found in various missions, but to get the rarer Diamantine, you need to play on higher difficulties. It sounds good if you ignore the developer’s intent to avoid randomization in crafting despite having Consecration randomly add perks and Blessings. However, players will have to wait longer for the remaining crafting features.
In a recent Steam post, Fatshark said, “We are excited to bring you the rest of the crafting features, which we’ll gradually be rolling out throughout December. And we look forward to building upon this system in the future.” It hasn’t said much about the other crafting features, but not having them at launch feels odd.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is out on November 30th for PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store. It also launches day one on PC Game Pass. The Xbox Series X/S version doesn’t have a release date yet, so stay tuned for further updates.