When one Warhammer Game Pass title leaves, another takes its place; And it looks like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is going to shake things up quite a bit.
On November 30, the turn-based epic Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will say goodbye to users of the Xbox subscription service on November 30, according to Xbox News (Opens in a new tab). In its place, Darktide sees us wandering the sci-fi megacity of Tertium in hopes of reclaiming its depths from the hordes of zombie-like Poxwalkers that have lodged in its belly.
The frantic zombie-slaying action is reminiscent of the chaotic, blood-spattered landscapes of Valve’s classic shooter Left 4 Dead and its spiritual successor. Return 4 bloodIt also promises hours of work.
sense of tone
Darktide offers a more nuanced and personal look at the Warhammer 40,000 formula. It ditches the turn-based tabletop structure of Battlesector, instead offering a fast-paced FPS experience with the option of intimate bouts of melee combat as well.
If it was as good as Vermintide 2, maybe it would end up on our list of The best FPS games.
Before embarking on the horrors of Tertius’ cell, you’ll first get to pretty much customize and create your own character. This will give you a choice between different home planets, four character archetypes, starting classes, and even the option to select a voice actor for your character.
Gameplay aspects may look similar to Warhammer: Vermintide 2, but Darktide is a whole new ball game. It iterates on the elements, offering a bold mix of combat styles across procedurally generated maps. You’ll even be able to complete side quests to earn higher quality loot, which tilts the game into more RPG territory than Vermintide.
If this bloody onslaught sounds familiar, you’re not wrong. Darktide’s co-op format, wide range of guns and melee weapons, and sprawling maps make it reminiscent of Left 4 Dead, the iconic shooter and horror series that continues to make waves over a decade after its release.
Whether you’re new to the grim darkness of the far future or a veteran of Warhammer 40,000, this is definitely one for fans of the zombie-themed FPS on November 30th.