The Warhammer 40K: Darktide crafting system allows players to unlock the potential of the best Darktide weapons and curiosities by upgrading them to add new benefits and blessings. If you want to get ahead of the forces of Chaos and dominate in this sinister industrial fantasy game, you’ll want every advantage you can get. Developer Fatshark describes how the new crafting system, the first part of which is introduced in Darktide update 1.08, will work in the full version.
A new Fatshark blog explains the five actions you’ll have access to at the Omnissiah Sanctuary, the crafting station aboard the Omnissiah. You will be able to choose to consecrate your items, gain blessings, combine blessings, rebless weapons, or refine items. Each offers distinct ways to tweak your gear or transfer its bonuses to other items.
“Consecration” is the simplest leveling tool, allowing you to add a random boon or blessing depending on the type of item and its new level of sainthood. “Earn Blessings” allows you to extract strong blessings from weapons you don’t want, turning them into “votive offerings”, but dropping the weapon in the process. You can then “combine blessings” to combine three votive offerings into one, enhanced one. Fatshark notes that currently most offers are capped at level four, but with a few exceptions, and it is currently testing more combination permutations.
“Re-blessing” a weapon in the shrine allows you to replace its existing blessing with one of your extracted votive offerings. You will lose the weapon’s original blessing, but you will get the one you want in its place. Finally, you can use “refine item” to discover the “true nature” of your weapons and trinkets. Each time you use it, a chosen perk is removed and replaced with a new, randomly selected perk. You can refine an item multiple times in search of that perfect roll, but the cost to do so increases with each attempt.
Whichever Darktide class you prefer to jump into, you’ll definitely want to make the most of the Darktide crafting options to upgrade your loadout to its full potential. If you’re ready to get started, you’ll find the Darktide upgrade station, Sanctuary of the Omnissiah, next to the Tech-Priest Hadron Omega-7-7 aboard the Mourningstar. Currently, starting from update 1.08, you will be able to try Consecration, with other features to be implemented in future updates.
If you’re looking forward to Darktide’s full release date of November 30, know that your progress from the Darktide beta carries over to the full release. We’ve got everything you need to know about Darktide Penances, plus guides on how best to load up your favorite Darktide class – so whether you prefer a brazen Zealot build, a spellcasting Psyker build, or a thrashing Ogryn build , rest assured that PCGamesN has your back.