Warhammer 40,000: Darktide artwork showing off a slightly goofy Ogyrn

[Update #2]: March's Tools of War update has brought in 10 new weapons and a whole bunch of improvements.

[Update]: Patch #5 has now arrived, and Fatshark certainly weren't joking when they said "small buffs" as the changes, especially on the Psyker side, are quite miniscule. Still, it's nice to see Darktide get a consistent stream of updates!

After quite a rocky start, it looks like the Darktide team has now finally settled into a groove. And so, despite launching a major update on February 22nd, I'm pleased to say that the Darktide team is already planning a balance and quality-of-life focused patch for next week.

The exact details have not been revealed just yet, but the highlights include small buffs for Psykers and Ogyrn, as well as an increase to the base rating of weapons you can acquire at level 30. Don't get too excited about the latter part, however, as the lowest base rating will still be a relatively useless 300. That said, it's still a nice little improvement as the increase in overall weapon rating will help you get higher tier blessings at least a bit more reliably.

As for the Psyker buffs, I'm hoping for a revert of the recent change that made it so 'normal' melee weapons no longer quell peril quickly. The 'bug fix' has mostly just reduced the enjoyment level of playing Psykers without actually making them all that weaker, so reverting it is an easy way to enable different playstyles without causing any sort of cascading balance issues.

When it comes to the Ogryn, I'm expecting to mostly see weapon buffs as the class itself functions perfectly fine. Personally, I'd love to see the shield get a bit of a damage buff because right now it's a complete joke that requires a bleed blessing in order to be able to reliably deal with even the lowliest of enemies.

The good news doesn't end there as Fatshark has announced that they're working on a major update that will be launching at some point in late March. Once again the details are few and far between, but I can only hope it'll bring with it some of the weapons that were teased even before launch - weapons like the two-handed Force Sword or the Meltagun.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once Fatshark spills the beans. Until then, have fun smashing your way through thousands of Nurgle cultists!