How to Unlock and Use the Flamer in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

Raining holy flames upon the hordes of Chaos.

Warhammer 40K: Darktide Flamer
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The arsenal of weapons in Warhammer 40K: Darktide is expansive, and only gets bigger as you explore other characters. The Ogryn may be the exception to this, but you have dozens of weapons at your disposal in each of the other three classes. They get crazier and crazier as well, so expect some nice variety in your heretic slaying. A weapon for the Zealot Preacher can do some serious area damage and should be picked up as soon as possible. Here’s how to unlock the Flamer in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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As we mentioned above, the Flamer is only available for the Zealot Preacher, and can’t be unlocked for any other class. Its destructive power and unique style fit only the Zealot really, even though we’d love to see an Ogryn mow down horde after horde of heretics with massive flames. Our hopes and dreams aside, getting the Flamer is relatively straightforward.

To unlock the Flamer, first, reach trust level eight on the Zealot then wait for the Armoury Exchange to reset. After the first refresh or two, the Flamer should appear in the shop and be ready to use at your leisure. The weapon will be anywhere from standard to the blue variant, while the purple and orange variants of the weapon can be unlocked through Sire Melk’s Requisitorium.

When using the Flamer, there are a few key facts to take note of. When using its standard fire, it will send out small bursts of flames that are good for clearing small groups of foes. When aiming down sights though, the weapon becomes fully automatic and allows for continuous flames to be sent out of the weapon. This is great when a horde arrives and you need something to mow them down as fast as possible.

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The Flamer is arguably the best option the Zealot Preacher has at its disposal for ranged damage. Sure, it might not deal with specialists and elites quite as effectively as other weapons, but that’s why you’ll bring along a weapon with strong single-target damage like a Thunder Hammer. All this, plus, who doesn’t love spewing flames into a horde?

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