How to Unlock the Plasma Gun in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

A cool sounding weapon name, if nothing else.

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide’s arsenal is vast, offering a ton of options for weapons alongside Curios to boost your various stats. You unlock more as you level your characters, too, allowing for a healthy progression system and tons of variety. One such weapon players are vying for seems difficult to complete, though the process is fairly simple. Here’s how to unlock the Plasma Gun in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

How to Get the Plasma Gun in Darktide

The Plasma Gun is the final unlock for the Veteran Sharpshooter, first appearing in shops after reaching level 16. This not only makes it the current rarest weapon for Veteran players but also marks the end of a staggering amount of ranged weapons. In total, the Veteran has 13 ranged weapons after reaching level 25, leaving them with plenty of options when jumping into a mission. Of course, a few of these are made redundant by other weapons, and many others completely outclass certain weapons, but having that many options is insane.

Unfortunately, the few in the community who’ve reached that level and secured the weapon aren’t super pleased with it. According to one Reddit thread on the Darktide subreddit, the Plasma Gun does slightly more damage than the Bolter in exchange for losing many of the side perks of that weapon such as AoE damage, aiming down sights, and more. We can’t say for certain yet as we haven’t reached level 25 on our Veteran, but the initial impressions seem underwhelming. Perhaps the team will buff the weapon in the future to have a few more additional perks, but who knows?

Related: How to Get the Ogryn Shield in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

If you’re one of the determined few who’ve reached level 25 and obtained the Plasma Gun, what do you think of the weapon so far? Be sure to let us know.

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