Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Patch 9 Updates Features and Penances

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Patch 9 Steam/Fatshark

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, the recent Warhammer game by Fatshark, received a major update a few hours ago. Patch 9 brought a ton of changes including balancing tweaks and bug fixes, along with several new and updated Penances.

The requirements for Ogryn Skullbreaker, Zealot Preacher, Psyker Psykinetic, and Veteran Sharpshooter penances were updated, alongside their respective achievements on Steam and Microsoft Store. Solo players can now achieve some of the old penances without bothering their teammates. A portion of the patch notes are mentioned below.


  • We have added new sets of class penances, with tiered cosmetic rewards to go along with them. The new penances provide more straightforward progression goals and are aimed at reinforcing the class roles, rewarding playing them well without disrupting the game.
    • The old class penances have been moved to a tab at the bottom of the penance menu under "Redacted." We consider them to be more of "trick challenges," often requiring the entire team's collaboration and a break from normal gameplay. This can be a lot of fun but should not be mandatory or forced upon unsuspecting teammates.
    • Some of the old penances have also undergone some number tweaking to make them more achievable as a solo player without interrupting your teammates. Also, we have added a private session requirement for some Ogryn, Psyker, and Zealot penances to clarify that they require full team collaboration to be completed.
  • We have also updated some of the existing penances. The Steam/MS Store achievements will be updated to have the same requirements as the penances with the same name.


  • Ogryn Skullbreaker
    • Friends Will Be Friends:
      • Changed the required mission time that a player must be in coherency with an ally from 100% to 90%.
    • Gone Bowling:
      • Changed the number of enemies requirement from 70 to 60.
    • Heavyweight Champion:
      • Changed the number of Ogryns you must hit with Bull Rush from 6 to 4.
    • Don't Stop Me Now:
      • Can now only be completed in a private game.
  • Zealot Preacher
    • Just A Flesh Wound:
      • Can now only be completed in a private game.
  • Psyker Psykinetic
    • Going Out With A Bang:
      • Changed the number of elites you must kill from 3 to 1.
    • Pick n' Mix:
      • Changed number of enemies you must kill from 5 to 4.
    • Malleus Monstronum:
      • Can now only be completed in a private game.
  • Veteran Sharpshooter
    • One in the Chamber:
      • Increased the number of times you need to kill an enemy with the last round in a clip from 5 to 8.
    • Make Every Shot Count:
      • Changed requirement from 100% accuracy to 90% accuracy.

You can check out the complete patch notes, including all the bug fixes, via Steam. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide can be purchased from there for only $39.99.

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