Warhammer 40k: Darktide: Best weapons of each type


WHILE Warhammer is better known for its tabletop game, the video game series continues to grow in popularity.

The first-person shooter is currently in Early Access beta, but fans can still get a taste of what is to come in the final release.

A good synergy between melee and ranged is the way to go.

If you’re interested in trying out Darktide for yourself, then we have some tips to get you started.

Here’s all the best weapons for ranged and melee players in Warhammer 40k: Darktide.

Warhammer 40k: Darktide: Best ranged weapons

Ranged weapons are more important than ever in Darktide, as they can be used to take out elite enemies from a distance.

They are also useful for taking out armoured enemies and finding the weak points on bosses.

Ranged items have limited ammo, so it’s important to learn the right time when to use them.

Here’s our recommendations for ranged weapons.

Kantrael MG Infantry Lasgun

This semi-automatic laser rifle is a great choice when taking out single targets.

To use it effectively, stay under the protection of your teammates, and use this to take out high-ranking enemies from a distance.

You can also use this weapon to pick off other ranged enemies that could threaten your team.

Its only downside is that it can’t be used against hordes, where a melee weapon is more appropriate.

Ius Mk. II Shredder Autopistol

For those who like to be on the move, this full automatic submachine gun might be a better choice.

This one has a large magazine and a high rate of fire, allowing you to take on large hoards.

However, it has the opposite issue of the last weapon as it struggles to take down armoured enemies.

It works well though to cover teammates who are positioned for more difficult enemies.

Lawbringer Mk. IV Combat Shotgun

If you want something between the two, this shotgun can deal damage to single targets and also wipe out hordes.

The surprisingly high rate of fire and spread make this shotgun strong against waves of enemies.

If you get close enough, the damage against single targets is one of its main strengths.

It does have a big glaring weakness though. It takes a long time to reload, leaving you vulnerable.

Warhammer 40k: Darktide: Best Melee Weapons

Opposite to ranged weapons, melee weapons are needed to tear through hordes and light enemies.

As ammo is a limited resource, this also works to make sure you always have a way to attack.

It’s also easier to switch to your melee weapon than reload your gun in a pinch.

Here are the best melee weapons to use in Darktide.

Cadia Mk. IV Assault Chainsword

Chainswords are a weapon that Warhammer is well known for due to their versatile nature.

They cut through enemies due to their large range of effect, while their special attacks can eat through armour.

This weapon can be used against all types of enemies fairly effective.

However, ranged weapons will always be better, but you can use this when reserves are low.

Crucis Mk. II Thunder Hammer

Putting the hammer in Warhammer, the Thunder Hammer has the same benefits as the Chainsword.

Its horizontal swing can take out large groups, while the charged attack can work to clear a path.

The special attack charges the hammer with electricity to deal huge damage to difficult single targets.

It’s a little slower than the chainsword, but deals more damage.

Catachan Mk. I Devil’s Claw Sword

This one can’t be used well against armoured targets, but is more than suitable for clearing out larger hordes.

The area cleave will clear out areas, and is much faster than most other melee weapons.

You’ll need to use it with a ranged weapon that can take out armoured enemies for the best synergy, but it’s still a worthy choice.

Make sure you coordinate your roles with your team for the best outcomes.

Written by Marco Wutz and Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.


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