Dan Abnett Announced as Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Co-Writer

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Fatshark have announced that Dan Abnett has been brought in to help write their upcoming co-op shooter, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide hopes to take the formula of the Vermintide franchise, and transfer it to the grimdark future of the 41st millennium. Up to four friends will explore the darkest depths of a sprawling hive city as part of an Inquisitorial kill team investigating a Chaos cult called Admonition.

Dan Abnett is arguably the most famous and acclaimed of all the Black Library’s roster of authors. Abnett is responsible for writing the Gaunt’s Ghosts and Eisenhorn series, which are generally regarded as some of the best Warhammer 40k novels ever produced. You can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning co-op action franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium.

In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten an overwhelming tide of darkness. A heretical cult known as the Admonition seeks to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime and lay waste to its inhabitants. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.


Stem the overwhelming tides of enemies alongside up to 3 friends in this harrowing co-op experience. Team composition and collaboration are critical, and will determine whether or not you secure victory for the God-Emperor.


Built on the legacy of Vermintide 2’s highly-praised melee combat, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide introduces a deep and balanced gunplay to the mix. Master the balance between ranged and melee combat as you fight through a slew of enemies, feeling the impact of each swing of your chainsword or blazing gunfire from your lasgun.


Step into the dystopian and violent world of the Warhammer 40,000 universe where you play the part of a convict turned agent who serves the zealous Inquisition in its mission to exterminate Chaos cultist corruption.


Choose your class and customize your skillset and load-out — all tailored to suit your own style of play. Upgrade your gear, customize your character’s looks, and prove your worth to the elusive Inquisitor.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launches 2021 for Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox Series X|S.



Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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