A week after showing off the Zealot: Preacher class, Fatshark has once again pulled back the curtains on another Warhammer 40,000: Darktide classes. The time is now for the Veteran: Sharpshooter class to enter the Darktide spotlight.
The battle-hardened soldiers of the Astra Militarum are the foremost defenders of the Imperium, survivors that persevere through discipline, and most at home in the thick of battle.
“Just another day in the Imperial Guard. Official name’s the Astra Militarum, but you know what? I can’t even fragging spell that one on the regular, and my mother – Throne rest her foul-mouthed soul – told me never to use words that I couldn’t paint in the blood of my enemies. It’s good manners, ain’t it? Thing is, I’m not even part of the Guard any longer, not since that business with the commissar, the court-martial, and the holding cell.
Now I’m part of Inquisitor Grendyl’s merry band of maniacs, for better or worse. Still figuring out what that means, exactly, but most of it seems to be putting the boot in on the Emperor’s enemies and not getting summarily executed for meeting the wrong stare funny, so I guess I’m better off. At least, so long as the ammo and grub don’t run out.”
Sharpshooters epitomize the Astra Militarum’s combat doctrine: overwhelming firepower honed through training and delivered unflinchingly in the heat of battle. They specialize in ranged combat drills, keeping the foe at a distance while bringing firepower to bear against high-priority targets. Though they can spray and pray with the best of them, the Veteran Sharpshooters are at their most dangerous when they take the time to place their shots where the enemy is vulnerable in Darktide.
Activating its Class Ability will see movement slow down in exchange for increased weak spot damage, accuracy, and handling. It also sharpens the senses of the Veteran, helping them identify non-Ogryn elites and special enemies in a crowd or from afar. When everything else fails, a Frag Grenade should do more than most to even the odds.
Two more class spotlights will arrive in the coming weeks, as Warhammer 40,000: Darktide gets closer to its Nov. 30 launch. Next up will be the Psyker and Ogryn, and interested players can take the reins when the beta commences soon, with registration still open.