New Warhammer 40,000: Darktide trailer introduces the fanatical Preacher


Fatshark have released a new trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, introducing players to the fanatical Zealot Preacher.

The Zealot is one of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide‘s 4 playable classes. As with all of the game’s classes, the Zealot has different jobs they can specialize in as you build your character, with the Preacher class being the focus of the new trailer.

As with all of the Imperium’s most devoted of fanatics, the Preacher is a fiery orator that has fully devoted themselves to serving the Emperor and purging unbelievers. The Preacher starts out with an autopistol and axe, perfectly suited to their melee-focused playstyle.

They deal increased damage with melee weapons as they lose health, and can charge forward to lock deadly foes in combat to distract them away from the rest of the Kill Team.

You can see the Preacher in action in the trailer below.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Take back the city of Tertium from hordes of bloodthirsty foes in this intense and brutal action shooter. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is the new co-op focused experience from the award-winning team behind the Vermintide series.

In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten to turn into an overwhelming tide of darkness. A mysterious and sinister new force is seeking to take control of the entire city. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos. As Tertium falls, Rejects Will Rise.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide features

  • YOU CHARACTER. YOUR PLAYSTYLE – Create your own, unique character and customize their physical appearance, voice, and origin. Choose your class to determine which unique traits and skill sets they will make use of in battle. Will you be a seasoned veteran of the Imperial army, a snarky outsider, or a fiery zealot? The choice is yours.
  • COMBAT EVOLVED – Built on the legacy of Vermintide 2’s best-in-class melee combat, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide introduces intense WH40K gunplay to the mix. Master the balance between ranged and melee combat as you fight through a slew of enemies. Feel the impact of each swipe, swing, and slice of a chainsword, or fry some flesh with a lasgun.
  • SAVE TERTIUM FROM RUIN – Step into the violent, dystopian world of Warhammer 40,000. From boiling hot industrial factories to the decaying water maintenance zone afflicted by constant acid rainfall – Tertium Hive is a hard and unforgiving place even at the best of times. Your role is to serve the zealous Inquisition by embarking on missions to exterminate the threats lurking in the depths of the hive city, or die trying.
  • OVERCOME UNPREDICTABLE CHALLENGES – Adapt to the erratic whims of Chaos with circumstances – mutators that add a spontaneous challenge to your mission. Your team must learn to adjust, adopt new tactics and change up their loadouts to face these ruthless challenges.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to release on November 30th for Windows PC via Steam, with Xbox versions releasing shortly after. You still have time to sign up for the game’s closed beta later this month.



Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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