Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be developed alongside Vermintide 2’s DLC


Fatshark has revealed their plans for both Verminitide 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Darktide after the game’s recent announcement. Here’s what you need to know as we prepare to explore the Chaos Wastes and new career DLC in the upcoming days before hunting down the minions of Nurgle.

With Warhammer: Vermintide 2 still growing in popularity, Fatshark has already begun eyeing the grimdark science fiction series with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which looks to be aiming itself towards players taking on the Chaos cults and the minions of Nurgle himself.

With the announcement of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, many began to consider the upcoming four-player co-op title to be the beginning of the end of Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Luckily, that isn’t the case as the upcoming co-op first-person melee driven splatter house affair will be developed side-by-side with Warhammer: Vermintide 2

In an official email from the team to their community, Fatshark has reaffirmed their commitment, which stands alongside the love their community has for the already released title, which is expecting a new expansion and a brand-new DLC before the end of 2021:


When we first launched Vermintide 2, we knew we had something special, but the truth is, it has surpassed any of our expectations with us now eclipsing over 5 million players across all platforms. Simply put. We are humbled and eternally grateful. For you, the community is what has continued to push us by providing feedback and helping us make the game better than it ever has been. Thank you for being a part of the journey, and for playing and loving Vermintide & Vermintide 2.

With the announcement of Darktide, we understand that you might have a lot of questions – mostly surrounding our commitment to Vermintide 2. The answer is simple:

We remain committed to Vermintide 2.

We are looking forward to the continuous development of Vermintide 2, and the next major DLC update coming is Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Chaos Wastes. We are also already working on the next career following the positive reception of the Grail Knight… and of course, so much more that we are not ready to announce.

We could not be more excited about the future – both for Darktide, and Vermintide 2. We are Warhammer fans at heart, and the ability to grow the studio, learn and deepen our efforts in the Warhammer universe – well, that is our passion.

For Sigmar.
Martin & The Vermintide 2 team.”

Currently, we only know that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is in development for PCs with a release on Xbox Series X. No mention of a PlayStation 5 was announced when the game was revealed.

“I am happy to announce Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to the gaming world today. We are utilizing the knowledge and experience honed from the Vermintide franchise in this new take on the 40,000 universe,” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “We are bringing the four-player CO-OP experience to a new setting, and we can’t wait to share the game with everybody in 2021.”

We’ll keep you updated if any announcements of the PlayStation 5 is made. The trailer can be viewed up above in preparation for the game.

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Dustin is our native video game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook where he interacts with his followers quite a bit!


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