Psykers have been confirmed for Warhammer 40K: Darktide

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We already knew rather a lot about Warhammer 40K: Darktide, however there’s nonetheless extra to be taught earlier than the co-op shooter releases later this yr. The newest information is concerning the game’s playable classes: it is possible for you to to pick a Psyker, because it seems.

For those that are unfamiliar, Psykers are the wild magic-users of Warhammer 40K. They’re in a position to faucet right into a parallel universe referred to as the Warp and use its energy to cast spells. Too a lot of this causes instability and poses an actual menace to the caster. News of the Psykers’ inclusion comes from the most recent subject of Edge Magazine (through PC Gamer). The write-up hearkens again to developer Fatshark’s earlier Warhammer co-op video games, Vermintide and Vermintide 2. “The Psyker is an unstable magic user,” it reads. “If they overuse their powers to pop heads, [they] will succumb to the perils of the Warp and explode, similarly to the way Sienna, Vermintide’s wizard, does.” While magic makes maybe extra sense in Vermintide’s medieval setting, it’s nonetheless a enjoyable addition to the futuristic world of Darktide.

Psykers are the fourth playable class to be introduced for Darktide, becoming a member of the ranks of the gun-toting Veteran, the fanatical Zealot, and the beefy Ogryn. We nonetheless have just a few months to go earlier than Darktide releases, which suggests there’s time for much more classes to be revealed — Vermintide had 5. Those video games had gamers select between preset characters that crammed the category archetypes, however Darktide will allow you to create customized characters for every of its classes.

Warhammer 40K: Darktide has a fall launch date: it’s dropping on September 13. The co-op shooter will come to PC and Xbox Series X/S that Tuesday. If you’re questioning whether or not or not the game will assist crossplay, we sadly don’t have a solution at the moment. Vermintide and its sequel didn’t, so we don’t anticipate Darktide to supply it both.