Warhammer 40K: Darktide features a whole heap of ranged weapons, all having completely different ways of functioning. The Ogryn’s Ripper Gun, for example, functions as an automatic shotgun paired with a three-round burst shotgun, while the Zealot’s Flamer provides endless flames to douse hordes. The Lasguns are just one form of weapon, though the different Lasguns all hold different properties. Here are all Lasgun variants and what they do in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.
Every Type of Lasgun in Warhammer 40K: Darktide
Before we begin, it’s important to note that we won’t be going over every model of each variant of Lasgun (outside of listing them). That isn’t because we don’t feel like it, but rather because the different models of something like the Infantry Lasgun for example have the same core weapon design and merely change things like fire rate and damage slightly. Instead, we’ll be focusing on the three core variants of the Lasgun and what you can expect from each. With that out of the way, here are all the Lasgun variants.
- Infantry Lasgun: One of the first Lasgun variants you can get in Darktide, this rifle acts as a well-rounded weapon compared to the other two variants. It doesn’t have a high rate of fire, and it doesn’t house a massive magazine, but it isn’t poor in either category. If you want a good semi-automatic rifle, this is your best bet.
- Models: Graia Mk III/VIII, Kantrael MG/MG Ia/IV/XII, Agripinaa Mk I
- Recon Lasgun: For those who simply want to pepper enemies with a shower of bullets, this is the Lasgun for you. Sporting high rates of fire and massive magazines, these Lasguns are great at spraying into crowds or for lasering an enemy’s head at close to medium range. While lacking in damage per bullet, sprayers and prayers will prefer this variant.
- Models: Accatran Mk II/VId/VIIa
- Helbore Lasgun: For single-target damage, this Lasgun is king. Sporting not just a standard (slow) fire rate, this Lasgun is equipped with a charged shot that can do heavy damage when targeting an enemy weakspot. This makes it a great weapon for snipers, though accuracy with its non-charged shots leaves a lot to be desired accuracy-wise.
- Models: Lucius Mk II/III
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Each of the core variants of Lasgun offers a lot of variety to your Darktide experience. Each offers its advantages and disadvantages in one way or another, so you should make your choice based on play style. While we prefer the Recon Lasgun, you may prefer the Helbore Lasgun and that’s fine. Whichever you choose, good luck slaughtering heretics out there!