Warhammer 40k: Darktide: The best weapons of each type

WHILE Warhammer is better known for its tabletop gaming, the video game series is growing in popularity.

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

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

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A good synergy between melee and ranged combat is the way to go.Photo credit: Fatshark

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

Here are 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 afar.

They are also useful for taking out armored enemies and finding bosses’ weak spots.

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Ranged items have limited ammo, so knowing when to use them is important.

Here are our picks for ranged weapons.

Kantrael MG Infantry Lasgun

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

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

You can also use this weapon to take out other ranged enemies that might threaten your team.

The only downside is that it can’t be used against hordes where a melee weapon is better suited.

Ius Mk. II Shredder autopistol

For those who like to be on the go, this fully 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 hordes.

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

However, it works well for covering teammates positioned for more difficult enemies.

Lawbringer Mk. IV Combat Shotgun

If you want something between the two, this shotgun can damage 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, single target damage is one of its main strengths.

However, it has one major glaring weakness. Reloading takes a long time and leaves you vulnerable.

Warhammer 40k: Darktide: Best melee weapons

Unlike ranged weapons, melee weapons are needed to break through hordes and light enemies.

Since ammo is a limited resource, this also works to ensure you always have an opportunity to attack.

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

Here are the best melee weapons for Darktide.

Cadia MK. IV Assault Chainsword

Chainswords are a weapon that Warhammer is known for for its versatility.

Due to their long range, they slice through enemies while their special attacks can penetrate armor.

This weapon can be used quite effectively against all types of enemies.

However, ranged weapons are always better, but you can use these when reserves are low.

Crucis Mk.II Thunderhammer

When wielding the hammer in Warhammer, the thunder hammer has the same benefits as the chainsword.

Its horizontal swing can take out large groups, while its charged attack can help clear a path.

The special attack charges the hammer with electricity to deal large amounts of damage to difficult single targets.

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

Catachan Mk. I Fel Claw Sword

This doesn’t work well against armored targets, but is more than capable of clearing out larger hordes.

Area Cleave clears out areas and is much faster than most other melee weapons.

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

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

Written by Marco Wutz and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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