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What is the Premium Currency in Warhammer 40K: Darktide? – Answered

It isn't as bad as you think it is, thankfully.

Warhammer 40K: Darktide featured a lot of currencies during its pre-order beta, and features even more at launch. You have coins that you earn for completing missions, Requisitorium tokens for Sire Melk’s Requisitorium, and Plasteel and Diamantine for use at the Shrine of the Omnissiah. One more currency, introduced at launch, has left some players confused. Here’s what the premium currency is in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

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What Are Aquilas in Darktide?

The premium currency was first noticed before the game’s release on November 30, thanks to the rewards page for the Imperial Edition of the game. For an extra fee on top of the base price, you could pick up eight weapon skins, a Caducades Backpack, a Mortis Veteran Portrait Frame, the Digital Soundtrack, and, you guessed it, 2500 Aquilas. This last one is what naturally has people confused, though Fatshark Community Manager Hedge has explained it a bit more before the launch.

Darktide has microtransactions in the form of an in-game store called the Commodore’s Vestures. Here, you can purchase both cosmetics that are exclusive to the Aquilas currency, or in-game currency should you not want to earn it through playing the game. Some cosmetics can only be earned through completing certain penances (the game’s challenges). The team plans to keep the shop purely cosmetic for the time being but may verge into the same territory as Vermintide 2 with something like the Forgotten Relics weapon pack that was introduced.

Related: How to Get Vermintide Cosmetics in Warhammer 40K: Darktide

Regardless of your thoughts on in-game cosmetic shops, it’s good that Fatshark is at least being transparent about its existence. As well, cosmetics are still earnable and looked stylish in the pre-order beta, so you won’t be out of cosmetics to earn for a good while. If the shop changes to offer in-game items, we’ll be sure to update this post accordingly.

For more Darktide content, be sure to check out our database of guides here at Prima Games.

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