Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting allows players to unlock the full potential of Darktide weapons, curios, and other items by upgrading them to gain new blessings and perks. If you want to get ahead of the forces of Chaos and dominate in this grimdark industrial fantasy game, you’ll want every advantage you can get. Fatshark, developer, explains how the new crafting system works in Darktide update 1.08.
A new Fatshark blog explains the five actions you’ll have access to at the Shrine of the Omnissiah, the crafting station aboard the Omnissiah. You’ll be able to choose whether to consecrate your items, earn blessings, combine blessings, re-bless weapons, or refine items. Each one offers different ways to modify your gear and transfer its bonuses to other objects.
‘Consecration’ is the most straightforward upgrade tool, allowing you to add a random perk or blessing depending upon the item type and its new sanctity level. ‘Earn blessing’ lets you extract strong blessings from weapons you don’t want, turning them into ‘votive offerings’ but giving up the weapon in the process. You can then ‘combine blessings’ to combine three votive offerings into a single, upgraded one. Fatshark notes that currently most offerings are capped at tier four, but with some exceptions, and that it’s currently testing more combination permutations.
‘Re-blessing’ a weapon in the Shrine lets you replace its existing blessing with one from your extracted votive offerings – you’ll lose the weapon’s original blessing, but gain the desired one in its place. Finally, you can use ‘refine item’ to uncover the “true nature” of your weapons and curios. You can use this to replace one of your chosen perks with a randomly chosen perk each time. The cost of refining an item may increase with each subsequent attempt to find the perfect roll.
No matter which of the Darktide classes you prefer to roll out on, 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, the Shrine of the Omnissiah, next to Tech-Priest Hadron Omega-7-7 on board the Mourningstar. Currently as of update 1.08 you’ll be able to try out consecration, with the other features set to be implemented in future updates.
If you’re eager to jump in ahead of the full Darktide release date on November 30, know that your Darktide beta progress carries over to the full release. We’ve got everything you need to know about Darktide penances, along with guides to the best way to loadout your preferred Darktide class – so, whether you favour a brawly Zealot build, a spellcasting Psyker build, or a pummeling Ogryn build, rest assured that PCGamesN has got your back.