What Are Penance Points in Warhammer 40K: Darktide? – Answered

You must give penance (or get penance, in this case).

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide has a small handful of currencies, each of them having a unique purpose. Gold is used for items and weapons in the Armoury Exchange, Aquilas will be used for the shop when it’s implemented in the future, Requisitorium Coins for items in that kiosk, and so on. One currency has a few players tripped up though, yet you might be left disappointed by its use. Here’s what penance points are in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

Darktide Penance Points Explained

Chances are you first noticed penance points when heading over to the Penances section of the main menu. In this menu, you can find all sorts of penances to complete that essentially act as the game’s challenges. Completing these rewards you with different cosmetics such as charms, insignias, upper body and lower body cosmetics, headgear, and more. Whether they have cosmetics attached to them or not, each penance also awards penance points.

Penance points in Darktide are used for nothing more than bragging rights sadly. Each time you earn penance points, the counter above the list of penance categories goes up. This can then be used if you want to gloat to your friends that you have 100 penance points over them, or for some other purpose if you prefer.

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Despite their lack of use at the time of writing, this doesn’t mean they’ll never be used for anything. It’s possible that at some point, Fatshark will award some cosmetics for reaching different milestones in penance point counts. This is entirely speculative though, so don’t take that as a guarantee. It’s just what we believe would be cool to see. If you have any better ideas for what they could be used for, be sure to let us know. As well, check out some of our other guides on the game’s different penances!

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