Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is shaping up to count among the most anticipated games of 2022. The game infuses Fatshark's first-person co-op formula with an extra dose of ranged combat, and players might want to know if crossplay happens to be planned for launch.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide would benefit from cross-platform support in a similar way to other online co-op titles. The feature's inclusion would ensure a bigger pool of players from which to choose when setting up matches. This applies to both quick play and pre-made parties, as players might opt for different versions of the game.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Crossplay
Unfortunately, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will not feature crossplay at launch. Developer Fatshark has confirmed, speaking to IGN, that cross-platform support would not be available as soon as the game releases.
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide crossplay status: Unavailable at launch
This means that players will only be able to party up with others who own the game on the same platform. Although we won't have access to it from day one, the feature might still make its way into the game as part of a post-launch update.
An updated FAQ released after the launch of the pre-order seems to clear things up a bit more: "We see the value in cross-play and cross-save and fully intend to support cross-play shortly after launch. Cross-save is more complex to execute and still being investigated."
It's unknown, at the moment, how quickly after launch we might see crossplay going live, but we'll be on the lookout and update this article as soon as we learn more about Warhammer 40,000: Darktide cross-platform support.
While we wait, you may want to take a look at the options available during character creation, as the game moves away from assigning fixed characters to its classes.
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