Players in Warhammer 40k: Darktide will have access to the Shrine of the Omnissiah, the forge where one can enhance the weapons they find in their killing sprees.
The Shrine has five available actions, those being: Consecrate, Earn Blessing, Combine Blessings, Re-Bless, and Refine Item, with only Consecrate available at the moment.
The developers at Fatshark also gave insight into how they plan to carry Warhammer 40k: Darktide as a successor to their previous game, Warhammer: Vermintide 2:
By now we expect you have experienced or heard about the first crafting feature available in Darktide, Consecration. We also hope this blog gives you a glimpse of the broader crafting system(s) and the depth of customising your weaponry and loadout for the perfect playstyle you wish to engage with. At the heart of this is the Blessing extraction and Re-Blessing functionality, where you can collect and swap out Blessings in order to customise the different combination of weapons you wish to experiment with.
We have learned a lot from our previous choices and gameplay surrounding crafting offered within the Vermintide series. For Darktide we wanted to take those lessons to expand and improve in such a way that crafting would become a central pillar of player progression, while giving more impact and agency to you, the player in your preferred playstyle.
The nature of randomization and repetitive actions sometimes seen within crafting is something that we are steering to avoid in the crafting system within Darktide. Meaningful choices will be made with strategy and goals behind them, as you set your eyes upon that perfect combination of melee and ranged weapons for your class.
Additionally, the crafting resources found within Darktide are now acquired in a completely different way than the Vermintide series. We opted to add these directly into missions as pickups to reward exploration, as well as rewards for completion of some specific objectives. We believe that this feels on theme to have players collecting these resources in the world, so keep your eyes peeled. You can currently find small and large caches of both Plasteel and Diamantine.
The crafting system will slowly be added throughout the month of December, with plans for making it even more robust in the future.