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Best Warhammer 40k Darktide weapons

Ahead of its Nov 30 release, developer Fatshark reveals the best Darktide weapons so far, with other key player data from the October closed beta

Warhammer 40k Darktide weapons - Fatshark screenshot showing the face of a chaos ogryn

Ahead of the game’s release later this month, developer Fatshark has revealed preliminary stats on the best Warhammer 40k Darktide weapons, based on player data from the game’s three-day Closed Beta test in October.

As detailed in our comprehensive game guide (covering the Warhammer 40k Darktide release date, classes, trailers, and more), Darktide contains an impressive armoury of 40k weaponry and equipment usable by its four player classes.

But, according to Fatshark’s player data from the October 14-16 Closed Beta, the best Darktide weapons so far (by total player kills) are:

  • Brunt Special Mk1 Club
  • Kantrael MG Ia Infantry
  • Catachan Mk I Devil’s Claw Sword

The results are perhaps unsurprising, given that these are the entry-level weapon choices for the Ogryn Skullbreaker, Veteran Sharpshooter, and Psyker Psykinetic classes respectively.

However, it’s notable that the Ogryn’s massive club weapon out-killed the Veteran’s trusty lasgun, despite Fatshark data showing that the Veteran was the most played class during the Closed Beta test. Clearly, the squad’s destructive meat-shield member is going to be doing at least as much fragging as his Imperial Guard comrade.

Warhammer 40k Darktide weapons - Fatshark graphic showing player data from the October closed beta

Fatshark’s data also show only 4% of players completed the beta’s missions at their highest difficulty setting, while the overall mission success rate was 67% – and, coincidentally, the number of players that got knocked down and savaged by the chaos hound was also 67%.

Of the small set of missions available to play during the beta, the most popular was Magistrati Oubliette TM8-707, which accounted for 29% of the total missions played.

best Warhammer 40k Darktide weapons - Fatshark screenshot showing a scab enemy with a shotgun

Best weapons in the Darktide pre-order beta

The Warhammer 40k Darktide pre-order beta started on November 17, and runs right up until November 29, the day before release – so we can expect lots more Darktide weapons to rise, fall, shine, and fade as the game starts to get going – we’ll keep this guide updated with the latest.

To get a deeper background on Games Workshop’s sci-fi hellscape in time for Darktide’s November 30 release, check out our guides to the Warhammer 40k factions, Warhammer 40k codex rulebooks, and how to play Warhammer 40k.