Warhammer 40K Darktide: Grimoire Locations

In This Guide We Explain To You How You Can Find These Books Of Evil That Yield Such Good Rewards Assuming You Are Able To Exfiltrate Them Safely.

Grimoires Warhammer 40K Darktide has been added, and the veterans of the Warhammer titles will somewhat understand these. However, even the veterans might be a bit bamboozled by how these new grimoires work, as much about them has been changed. But, first, before everything you need to find them, you will need to know the locations of the Grimoire in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

Key Highlights

  • Grimoires, carried over from previous Warhammer games, feature in Warhammer 40K Darktide as a risk-reward mechanic.
  • They appear as green-accented glowing books, tied to sub-objectives.
  • Utilizing grimoires accelerates leveling and earns valuable rewards like Gold, XP, and high-tier loot.
  • Grimoire locations are randomized in each mission but recognizable by their distinctive green glow.

Grimoire Locations 

Possible Grimoire Location
Above Is A Possible Spawn Location For The Grimoire In Warhammer 40K Darktide [Image Credit: eXputer]
Now, the first difference between the Vermintide and Darktide grimoires that some people would notice is that the Darktide Grimoires do not have a set spawn location where you will be able to find them each and every time. First of all, you should also be informed that you cannot gather these grimoires without having them has a sub-objective because they do not spawn without an objective.

Furthermore, these grimoires also spawn in several randomized locations where a maximum of only two grimoires can spawn. Until now, there are no certain locations where you can find these grimoires as there are a ton of spots, making it a bit difficult to document them all. However, we believe that there are a set number of locations among which the grimoire can spawn each time.

And a tell tells sign of these grimoires is that they are shaped like a Devil’s Book with some green accents that also glow. Also, you can, fortunately, spot the glow of these grimoires from a decent distance.

What Is Grimoire In Warhammer Franchise?

Grimoire In Warhammer 40k Darktide
Above Is  How You Can Possibly Find A Grimoire Lying Around [Image By eXputer]
Now, to simply put it, the grimoire is a risk and reward-system developed by the Warhammer franchise to spice up the game. This is because carrying these books of evil will get a huge debuff. However, in return, if you can escape with these grimoires, you will be rewarded very generously by the game.

Furthermore, let us first discuss a bit about the downsides of grabbing a grimoire. The cons of the grimoires, due to which the mission difficulty multiples by a lot, are as the following:

Downsides of Carrying Grimoires:

  • Carrying a grimoire occupies an equipment inventory slot, preventing you from carrying med kits or ammo boxes for healing or restocking.
  • Grimoires inflict corruption on the carrier, reducing health by around 25% for one grimoire and 50% for two grimoires.
  • Grimoires slowly drain the carrier’s health over time, adding to the challenge of maintaining health during missions.

Rewards for Carrying Grimoires:

  • Despite the drawbacks, completing a mission with grimoires yields better rewards, including increased XP, gold, and higher rarity loot.
  • The number of grimoires carried affects the magnitude of the rewards, with a maximum of two grimoires per game.

How to Find Grimoire In Warhammer Franchise?

  • Grimoires emit a distinctive green glow, making them identifiable from a distance.
  • They are typically located in corners, crevices, or dark areas off the main path of a mission.
  • Spawn locations for grimoires may be specific and predetermined, potentially recurring in the same locations across multiple playthroughs.
  • Each game can have a maximum of two grimoires, limiting the number of potential grimoires to be found and carried.


In conclusion, we will like to encourage you to grab these grimoires as they obviously have a huge risk attached to them, but in the end, it is well worth it. The amount of loot, XP, and Gold you receive are just too great in value to give up. Furthermore, by grabbing these grimoires, you will be able to level up much faster in the game than you probably think. So we highly recommend you give it your all and try your best to exfiltrate these books of evil safely.

Now, if you are new to the game and want a push to get things started, we highly recommend you go through the Warhammer 40K Darktide Walkthrough. Furthermore, we also recommend that you familiarise yourself with the Difficulty System.

Also, considering that you are new to the game, you will need a quick way to level up. So we highly recommend skimming over XP Farming guide as it will greatly help you level up faster.

And with this, we bring our Warhammer 40K Darktide Grimoire Locations guide to an end. Where we thoroughly explained to you how you can locate this insane XP and loot boosters. However, if you still feel like we missed something, please let us know in the comment section below.

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Huzaifa Amjad is a Guides writer on eXputer who loves powering through every AAA title and sharing his in-depth thoughts with his viewers on eXputer. When he’s not writing, he’s driving around Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 and racing random players. You can follow Huzaifa's gaming activity on his Steam profile.

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