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How to Complete the Friends Will Be Friends Penance in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

The best heretic-slaying friends stick together.

Going off on your own in Warhammer 40K: Darktide can often mean a death sentence. Beyond the mass hordes that will overwhelm you alone, several Specialists can outright prevent your movement if not dodged. Don’t even get us started on Monstrosities, or that your entire team will hate you for it. One such penance builds into this team-building exercise. Here’s how to complete the Friends Will Be Friends penance in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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How to Finish Friends Will Be Friends in Darktide

This penance is exclusively available for the Ogryn Skullbreaker and asks you to stay in Coherency with all living teammates at all times during a mission on Malice threat or higher. This might sound easy on paper, especially with how forgiving the Coherency range is, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to separate from your team. This is especially true with randoms, who will likely want to go off on their own to find supplies.

With this in mind, we highly advise that you find a group on the Darktide discord server or get a group of three other players together to help you. It’s not completely impossible with random players, but the chances of you completing it are lowered severely with randoms. We’d also suggest you avoid using your Bull Rush as often as possible since it’ll separate you from your team and will likely result in you leaving Coherency. Instead, you should use it on Ogryn-level enemies to trample them for your team.

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As far as a build goes, your weapon choice doesn’t matter. We suggest the Battle Maul and Slab Shield at least, but that’s only because it’s easily the Ogryn’s best melee weapon in the game. As for feats, they mostly don’t matter except for one very key feat at level 15, Towering Presence. This increases your Coherency radius by 50%, and heavily reduces the chance of you leaving it by accident.

And there you have it. Provided you have some good teamwork and stay together, for the most part, the challenge should be yours. Just watch out for pesky Bombers trying to split your group apart.

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