Patch 11 for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is rolling out, and with it comes crossplay help between the game’s two PC storefronts: Steam and the Microsoft Retailer. It is excellent news for many who have been displeased to seek out that they have been unable to play with buddies after Darktide launched—at the very least in the event that they nonetheless wish to cooperatively shoot some plague cultists right here seven months later.

“We are going to rollout crossplay quickly after the update goes stay, and carefully monitor our servers for a few days. If we detect any wanted enhancements, we could disable it briefly to additional work on it,” mentioned developer Fatshark. It expects the method to take just a few hours as servers and gamers migrate to the brand new model.

Gamers on each platforms will have the ability to matchmake, add buddies, and be part of video games utilizing Darktide’s inner cross-network servers. Gamers on Steam can’t decide out of crossplay, although gamers on Microsoft can through their Microsoft account settings. (Not having the ability to disable crossplay in Steam video games is a standard grievance.)

Lack of crossplay between PC storefronts has been an more and more frequent difficulty up to now few years as viable rivals to Steam set up themselves available in the market—first cropping up for me when Mechwarrior 5 got here to Steam from Epic.

Fatshark can also be clear that crossplay will not be cross-progression. You’ll be able to’t move your progress from one game platform to the opposite.

Different new tweaks for Darktide in update 11 embody a brand new mission situation, Elite Resistance, that sounds fairly interesting to me. Slightly than bigger hordes, Elite Resistance missions can have fewer however stronger enemies, extra vicious and opportunistic specialists, and apparently make for some downright lethal hordes.

“All of those adjustments create a really totally different gameplay loop that’s extra sluggish and tactical however very punishing if gamers make errors,” says Fatshark.

Fatshark has additionally tweaked plenty of blessings and weapons, however the large improve is for the Ogryn’s slab defend: It is extra harmful, helpful, and usually higher at tanking. That is the vanguard of a extra thorough weapon rework sooner or later that Fatshark says will “make tanking in your staff extra appreciated.” The Enclavum Baross mission additionally has a brand new, reworked ending with extra enemies from extra instructions and a basic environmental overhaul, together with altering the place of canopy across the map.

You’ll be able to learn the total notes for Darktide Patch 11 on the PlayDarktide web site. You could find Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on the Microsoft Retailer and Steam. You’ll be able to even play it along with your good friend who purchased it on the opposite one—wonders by no means stop.