Darktide class spotlight looks down the sights of the Veteran Sharpshooter

Embodying that “one shot, one kill” energy.

Fatshark has released another video and developer update about the Veteran, a class in the upcoming cooperative horde shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Specifically, we got a look at the Veteran’s Sharpshooter class. This is one of the classes, Sharpshooter, inside the broader Veteran archetype.

Last week Fatshark let out the first look at a Darktide archetype, zooming in on the cultist-carving Zealot: Preacher. Fatshark says this is the halfway point on class spotlights, and has clarified that means each class will have one archetype at launch, with further classes for each archetype coming post-release.

As you might guess from the name, the Sharpshooter is a ranged combat specialist. They focus on using the lasgun and autogun, which are laser and bullet rifles respectively, and use something humble in melee: Like a knife, or shovel. The debut trailer also shows a Veteran using a heavier, much bluer-and-glowier, plasma gun.

Fatshark says that the Veteran: Sharpshooter may well be the best choice for those who’re unfamiliar with their style of horde shooter, where melee combat is a big option, as it “leans heavily into the standard shooter trope.” Certainly, the abilities emphasizing headshots and a frag grenade that makes a big boom are the things you’d expect from that.

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