Warhammer 40K Darktide Pre-Orders Now Available; Vermintide 2 Chaos Wastes Expansion Update Announced


Today during 2022's Warhammer Skulls event, new information about Warhammer 40K Darktide, and other details relating to its release alongside the announcement of a new expansion for Warhammer Vermintide 2 Chaos Wastes. This new expansion known as Be'lakor brings a new experience for users.

Let's dive right into the first part of the announcement. Developed by independent developer Fatshark, this game is another four-player co-op title similar to Vermintide 2, and its pre-orders will be available today. To celebrate, the team also released a new trailer, featuring music from Jesper Kyd, which you can watch below.

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Details about the game’s versions and release date were also disclosed. The game will launch on September 13th, 2022, and will release on Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Windows 10 Store. It has two versions available for preorder; the first is the base game, priced at $39.99 USD. This version comes with the following:

  • The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket: A cosmetic weapon trinket awarded to those who answered in the hour of Atoma’s need, and
  • Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame reserved for those first to enter the fray, and last to leave it.

Meanwhile, Warhammer 40K Darktide’s Imperial Edition, priced at $59.99 USD, includes

  • Everything in the Standard Edition (the game, The Atoman Star Weapon Trinket, and the Vanguard of the Imperium Portrait Frame)
  • The Loyalist Pack: Purge heresy in style with these 4 unique class outfits, 8 weapon skin patterns, one headgear, and an Ogryn body tattoo.
  • Mortis Veteran Portrait Frame: A cosmetic portrait frame used to pay tribute to the fallen defenders of Tertium Hive.
  • Caducades Backpack: A cosmetic backpack for human characters. Scavenged from the fallen troops of Cadia, this backpack has been repurposed to serve those still alive and fighting
  • 2500 Aquilas (the game’s premium currency)

Moving on to what's essentially the second half of the announcement, a new expansion for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was announced by Fatshark. This new update known as Be'lakor comes with the following features:

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  • New Level - The Temple of Shadows
  • New Boons and Traits
  • Two New Curses
  • New Enemy - Shadow Champions
  • New Be’lakor Level Theme

You can watch the trailer for Be'lakor below:

Warhammer 40K: Darktide will be released on September 13th, 2022, on Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Windows 10 Store. The Be'Lakor update for Warhammer 2: Vermintide Chaos Wastes will be available from June 14 as a free update for users on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.