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[Update #2]: Darktide will be buffing Psykers and Ogyrn in early March, while a much bigger update will be coming in late March.

[Update]: Darktide's big Crafting and Progression update has now arrived with far more improvements than expected!

It took a whole lot longer than anyone could've ever expected, but Darktide's big crafting update will finally be launching tomorrow, on February 22nd. Best of all, it'll be accompanied by a wide array of changes aimed at making endgame progression more satisfying and less grindy!

First and foremost, the in-game shop will allow you to purchase basic (gray) versions of any weapon type you want. These will have randomly rolled stats just like any other weapon, but since their price is relatively low you'll be able to keep rolling the dice until you find a quality weapon. While this is somewhat fiddly, it's still a massive improvement over the previous system where you could go a dozen hours without seen a single staff on a low-level psyker.

Furthermore, the end-of-mission reward system is getting overhauled so you'll not only be looting more resources than before, but each and every single successful mission will give you an item. The higher the difficulty and the more modifiers or side objectives you contend with, the better the item's quality will be. So if you really push yourself and complete one tricky challenge after another, you should be getting a whole assortment of powerful items to experiment with.

Speaking of which, Sire Melk’s Requisitorium is also getting some major changes. The weekly quests are going to be a lot less grindy than before, their rewards are going to be much better, and most importantly of all, the shop items themselves are going to be a fair bit better than before.

The final major addition is related to the crafting/upgrading process. Under the new system you'll be able to scrap weapons in order to extract their blessings, after which you'll have permanent access to that blessing for that entire weapon family. Once you have a blessing you're happy with you'll be able to apply it to whichever weapon fits the bill, though doing so will unfortunately lock your other blessing. Slightly annoying, but a small price to pay to finally get access to those crucial blessings like Headtaker on the Heavy Sword or Brutal Momentum on the Combat Axe.

It's also important to mention that enough though the update will be going live on February 22nd, some of the shop improvements are already live. So if you go snoop around the Requisitorium or the normal shop, chances are you'll find at least a couple of powerful items or blessings to extract.

Have fun shopping, and I'll make sure to let you know once the update actually goes live.