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Warhammer Darktide coming to Xbox Game Pass later than expected

The Warhammer Darktide release date is later than expected, but the grimdark coop shooter is still coming to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service later this year

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Fatshark, the studio behind Warhammer Vermintide 2, has finally announced a release date for its latest entry in the Warhammer universe, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and it’s coming out September 13, 2022, on PC and Xbox series X|S.

This was announced via a tweet with a short video. The video depicts four characters from different classes, presumably the ensemble cast players will be able to pick and play as, stood around a table talking. There is a hint of what’s to come as a brief snippet of gameplay depicts players slicing and shooting their way through hordes of chaos worshippers.

The Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date was delayed last year until “spring 2022,” and this September release date is still much later than fans were expecting. Accompanying the announcement is a Fatshark press release that explains why we’re getting the grimdark coop shooter later than expected.

“The aquila-eyed amongst you will note this is later than planned,” Fatshark says. “To us here at Fatshark, it’s paramount that we deliver the best 4-player co-op experience possible. That’s why we’ve decided to extend production time on Warhammer 40,000: Darktide from its previously slated Spring 2022 release to September 13th, 2022.”

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Darktide is set in the same universe as Vermintide, but at a much later date. This means while we can expect a similar coop campaign experience as their previous Warhammer titles, fans of the more futuristic, grimdark nature of the 40,000 setting will be in for a long-awaited treat.

Game Pass users will also be happy to know that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch.

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