Can You Get a Meltagun in Warhammer 40K: Darktide? – Answered

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide doesn’t shy away from using all sorts of iconic weapons from 40K lore, pleasing fans of the source material and giving other players their first taste of fantastic weapon designs. Take the iconic Bolter for example, which is known equally for its high weight and hefty damage output. The Meltagun is another great weapon from 40K lore, and some have wondered if it’s available in Darktide. Here’s whether you can get a Meltagun in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

Is There a Meltagun in Darktide?

This question has mainly come up due to a datamine that unveiled files referencing a Meltagun, giving way to speculation it’ll be available in Darktide at some point. As of writing, however, the Meltagun is not an available weapon in-game. There are no unlocks at any levels that add it to the shop, nor are there any penances that would otherwise unlock it. With that being said, there’s a chance it will become available at some point during the pre-order beta. The more likely option is that it will be a new weapon added down the line, though we don’t know enough to say for certain yet.

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What we can say for certain is that it will be a fun and unique weapon once it’s finally in the game. For the otherwise unaware, the Meltagun isn’t called that for fun. It’s known for its beam that produces extreme heat designed to melt any sort of armor. It’s known to be used by the colossal Space Marines and the troops of the Astra Militarum alike, the latter of which increasing its chances of appearing in-game. Perhaps it will have anti-armor properties like its universe counterpart? Who knows. Needless to say, we’ll be using the weapon if we ever get the chance.

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