Warhammer 40,000 Darktide was released on November 30, 2022 and, unlike its predecessor Vermintide, offers random missions of different types at the terminal. We’ll show you what the individual mission types are and what you can expect there.
Here’s what the terminal is all about: In the player hub, you can access a mission terminal to choose your next mission. Unlike the fantasy predecessor Vermintide, however, they don’t have a fixed order and change regularly. You are offered up to 12 missions in 7 different mission types and a quickplay function.
These are all Mission Types in Warhammer 40K Darktide
The missions in Darktide are divided into 7 types, each offering five levels of difficulty. You can select them individually at the terminal, and you will always be told which mission type it is:
The strike missions are the standard ones, which you’ll probably encounter most often. You’ll fight enemies and follow your objective. Towards the end, you’ll typically have to launch or activate machines while fending off hordes. There are no bosses at the end here.
Assassination missions are typical boss fights at the end of a level. They can be quite tough, depending on the difficulty level. In between, however, you won’t have to do any other tasks. Just fight your way to the end with your team and finish off the waiting boss.
As the name suggests, you and your team will typically have to reach the end of a level and start repairing a device. The repair usually happens in several phases, while hordes of enemies attack and try to prevent you from doing it.
In the disruption missions, you’ll have to foil your opponents’ plans. These missions can vary in structure and often include the goal of disabling enemy radio towers or other activities that disrupt the enemy. In the process, you and your team will be attacked by hordes of enemies.
Investigation missions are a bit more challenging, unlike the others. Thus, you’ll frequently have to collect information using a search device that works similarly to a Geiger counter. While you have to search for information in certain locations of the level, enemies will keep attacking you until your objective is accomplished. The investigations are often divided into numerous sections.
As the name suggests, you’ll go into enemy territory to end up making off with stolen information, ammunition, or other objects. It is often necessary to fill the transporter with said items at the end of a level, while hordes of enemies try to prevent this.
The espionage missions are similar to the disruption missions. You go with your team to a certain point in the level and upload fake data or download important data, for example. Afterward, you have to get out of the level in one piece.
Hordes are not a mission type, but an important indicator for the level. On some missions, you will see a yellow arrow pointing up or down. This is the indicator for the hordes in the level:
- Arrow pointing up: Enemy hordes and also elite enemies like the Beast of Nurgle appear more often.
- Arrow pointing down: It’s safer and there are fewer enemies. Elites also appear less frequently.
If you use the quick search at the terminal, one of all missions will be selected. You can adjust the difficulty yourself.
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