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Warhammer 40K Darktide early access explained

Get the lowdown on everything you need to know when it comes to Warhammer 40K Darktide early access and jumping into the co-op shooter before release

Warhammer Darktide Early Access: A player can be seen attacking a large creature

If you have heard about a chance to play Warhammer 40K Darktide early then you aren’t mistaken you are able to hop into the game ahead of everyone else waiting for November 30, 2022. To brief you on how you can join them, we will talk you through all aspects of the Warhammer 40K Darktide early access period, whether you are playing on PC or Xbox.

Alongside preparing for the full release during this period, you will be able to get acquainted with the Warhammer 40K Darktide weapons and the four different Warhammer 40K Darktide classes. That way come November 30 you can hop into a class and playstyle that suits you.

Warhammer 40K Darktide early access

Warhammer 40K Darktide early access is available from November 17 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET/6 PM GMT to November 30 for those who pre-order the game. The early access period will initially offer a limited amount of content, before slowly ramping up over the days until the full game is available.

The early access is a sort of ‘stress test’ of the servers and game with the team saying it “will be critical to helping us fine-tune the game before launch on November 30th”. This early access period is only on PC as the game is set to launch on November 30 for PC, with an Xbox release shortly after. We don’t yet know if pre-order early access will be available for the Xbox version of the game but we will update this article once we hear more.

It isn’t yet clear if progress will carry over from this early access beta period to the full release on November 30. But, we are waiting for Fatshark to offer a deeper statement on if this will be the case.

That covers Warhammer 40K Darktide’s early access and how you can jump in ahead of everyone else. If you are waiting for the game to drop on Game Pass, check out what else you can play in the meantime with our Game Pass games library.