As one Warhammer title leaves Game Pass, another takes its place; and it looks like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will make a big difference.
On November 30th, the turn-based epic Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will say goodbye to users of the Xbox subscription service on November 30th, according to information Xbox news (opens in a new tab). Instead, Darktide sees us venturing into the sci-fi megacity of Tertium with hopes of reclaiming its depths from the hordes of zombie-like Poxwalkers that have settled in its underworld.
The frantic zombie-killing action is reminiscent of the chaotic and blood-spattered landscapes of Valve’s classic action shooter Left 4 Dead and its spiritual successor Back 4 Blood as it promises hours of action.
Darktide offers a sharper and more personal take on the Warhammer 40,000 formula. It eliminates the turn-based structure of Battlesector, offering instead a fast-paced FPS with the option of intimate melee combat.
If it’s as good as Vermintide 2, it might even make it onto our games list best first person shooter games.
Before you set off to confront the horrors of the Tertius Swarm, you’ll first be able to customize and create your own character from virtually scratch. This will give you a choice between different home planets, four character archetypes, starting classes, and even the option to choose your character’s voice actor.
Gameplay aspects may look similar to Warhammer: Vermintide 2, but Darktide is a completely new game. It iterates the elements, offering a bold combination of fighting styles on procedurally generated maps. You’ll even be able to complete side quests for higher quality loot, taking the game further into RPG territory than Vermintide.
If this bloody attack sounds familiar, you’re right. Darktide’s co-op format and wide variety of firearms, melee weapons, and expansive maps make it feel like Left 4 Dead, the iconic action-horror shooter series that continues to be a hit more than a decade after its release.
Whether you’re new to the bleak darkness of the far future or a veteran of Warhammer 40,000, this game is sure to appeal to fans of the zombie-themed FPS launching on November 30th.