Warhammer 40K: Darktide is surely one of the most exciting games still to release this year. Before everyone gets to wield chainswords on November 30th, developers Fatshark are running a closed beta weekend and they just announced the dates: October 14th-16th.
The closed beta test will be available to players via Steam and will offer a limited selection of the weapons, maps and enemy types from the full game. Your progression won’t carry over to the final release, the FAQ explains.
If you’re keen to get involved, you can still signup via the official site. You whack your email address into that form and then they email you to ask for more information, such as your PC hardware specs and what region you’re in. Those answers will partly determine whether you get a space in the beta.
Personally, I’m not sure I need the co-op wave basher to evolve, since it still feels underserved as a genre. I didn’t get on with Back 4 Blood and I’m hoping for a better time with Darktide’s extremely meaty experience.