Prepare for an exhilarating journey as “Patch 13” descends upon the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide universe on October 3, 2023. This eagerly anticipated patch ushers in a wave of transformative changes, reviving the game’s core experience with an overhaul of the class and feat systems.
Personalized Power with Talent Trees
Dive headfirst into the heart of the action with the introduction of the game-changing Talent Tree system. A beacon of personalization, this innovative feature empowers players to sculpt their gameplay experience and craft characters with strategic finesse. Bid farewell to the old feats system as you embrace the dynamic new Talent Tree. A precious talent point is earned as your character levels up, paving the way for unlocking thrilling new abilities and game-enhancing buffs.
A Cornucopia of Abilities Await
Patch 13 unlocks a treasure trove of abilities that promise to redefine your Warhammer 40,000: Darktide adventure. Dive into the fray with the explosive “Blitz Ability,” a grenade slot skill that lets you quickly dispatch foes. Seek the ultimate power with the awe-inspiring “Combat Ability,” an ultimate skill that boasts raw might, limited only by its cooldown. Discover “Keystones,” talents that breathe life into your chosen playstyle. “Talents” provides interactive buffs seamlessly integrating into the game’s core loop. Team play gets a boost with “Auras,” spreading team-wide buffs through the mystical Coherency bonus.
Unlock the Coherency Bonus
Speaking of the Coherency bonus, this mystical boon is the crowning jewel of the Talent Tree system. Activated when allies stand shoulder-to-shoulder, it ushers in a realm of perks, from increased damage resistance to turbocharged damage output. Forge unbreakable bonds with your fellow players as you unite to conquer the challenges of the grim Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Revolutionizing Cooperative Gameplay
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has always celebrated cooperative gameplay, and with Patch 13, the experience is elevated to new heights. The Talent Tree system facilitates character development like never before, empowering you to unlock abilities and buffs tailor-made for team support. The Coherency bonus becomes your beacon of strength, encouraging teamwork and camaraderie among your squad as you strive to conquer the challenges that await.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Embrace the Darkness
For console enthusiasts, the shadows of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide now extend to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. As of October 4, 2023, the game is available to Xbox players through Xbox Game Pass, enriching their gaming library with a gripping cooperative first-person shooter. Crossplay connectivity is a hallmark of the game, allowing PC players on the Microsoft Store to unite with their console comrades. Xbox Game Pass members can embark on this journey for free, forging alliances and facing darkness as one. It’s a celebration of gaming unity, as Steam PC players, though courageous, tread their path with Microsoft players; their saves and progressions will not be accessible through cross-save.
The Elusive PlayStation 5
While the game finds new homes on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, there are no plans as yet to grace PlayStation 5 with the dark presence of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The future remains uncertain for those on the Sony platform, but the darkness has a way of finding its path. Until then, players on other platforms will continue their relentless battle against the forces of chaos and corruption.
Prepare for a journey to test your courage, forge alliances, and unleash newfound power. Welcome to Patch 13 of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, where the darkness runs deep and the battles are unrelenting.
In short, what do we need to know?
Xbox Series S players will have access to 1080p 30fps graphics, while Xbox Series X players will have either the Graphics mode at 4K 30fps or the Performance mode at 1440p 60fps, and there is no ray tracing support in Graphics mode;
There will be some aim assist for controller users;
You will be able to create up to about 20 different builds with the new skill tree;