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Warhammer 40k Darktide reveals creepy new free update, coming soon

Warhammer 40k Darktide has teased its new free update, Secrets of the Machine God, during Warhammer Skulls 2024 - what will you uncover?

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Warhammer 40k: Darktide has just dropped a new teaser trailer for its upcoming update, Secrets of the Machine God. While the update will add more missions and weapons, a new in-game event pilot will give players a unique challenge – if they’re willing to risk it.

In the Warhammer 40k: Darktide Secrets of the Machine God update, players have been ordered to clear and secure a lost Mechanicus foundry complex on the mysterious Atelium Foundryplex Omega V. In this chapter of the FPS game‘s ongoing story, your job is to liaise with the (very untrustworthy) contact there to get things back up and running, leading to a sweet injection of gold into the Imperial treasury.

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Dropping alongside the update itself are a slew of new weapons, including the iconic Bolt Pistol along with the Ogryn Pickaxes, Shockmauls, and a new shotgun.

The addition of an in-game event pilot, Hestia’s Decollation Crusade, will also challenge players to cut the heads off of the swarms in order to receive in-game currencies like Ordo Dockets, Plasteel, and Diamantine. Much like the leviathan, however, we expect that those heads will grow back, and they’ll probably have a few more teeth to boot.

Warhammer 40k Darktide reveals creepy new free update, coming soon: A Nurgle infected human runs towards the player

The Warhammer 40k: Darktide Secrets of the Machine God update goes live on Tuesday, June 25. It’s completely free to those who already own the game, so strap in and get ready to slay some Xenos in style.

If you’re excited to find out what secrets Atelium may hold and just can’t wait to get your grimdark fix, why not check out our list of the best Warhammer 40k games you can play right now on PC. Alternatively, if you’re looking for the next chapter of the 40k saga, here’s everything we know about the Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 release date.

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