Darktide Path of Redemption new character artwork

While originally scheduled to launch in late April, Darktide studio Fatshark has now decided to surprise everyone by suddenly releasing the Path of Redemption update! The new content patch brings with it a free Battle Pass filled with all sorts of new cosmetics, the Dreg Tox Bomber as a brand new enemy, as well as a variety of new puzzles and challenges to seek out in missions.

First things first, the Battle Pass, which I'm happy to say is a pretty good one! There is no paid version, the objectives are all relatively simple, and given how fast I've managed to push through the tiers just off previous achievements alone, I have a feeling it's going to be an easy one to complete. [Update]: I may have spoken too soon on that one. While the early levels go by quick, maxing it out is going to take quite a while!

The Battle Pass also ties into the new puzzles and challenges which can be found throughout the various missions. By completing these side-objectives, which includes finding secret items and destroying heretical idols, you'll be granted Battle Pass points and, most importantly of all, bonus plasteel!

On the gameplay front, the Path of Redemption update has brought with it the poison-chucking Tox Bomber as a brand new enemy, as well as a new poison-themed mission modifier to really stink up the place. I haven't had a chance to try the new content out just yet, but I can only imagine the Tox Bomber will fill the same sort of role as Vermintide 2's Globadiers.

The good news doesn't end there, however, as there is one final new addition - the Personality Scourge. While the procedure is probably nightmarish, this handy new system allows you to change previous hard-locked aspects of your character like height, background and voice. It does cost a little bit of currency to do so, but that's a lot easier to stomach than having to create a new character just because you accidentally made yourself too short to reliably headshot enemies!

You can learn more about these new features, as well as check out the full patch notes, over at the official website. Enjoy, and I'll leave you with the trailer: