Warhammer 40K Darktide: How To Upgrade Gear

Learn everything about upgrading gear in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

Learning how to upgrade gear in Warhammer 40K Darktide makes all the difference in your gameplay progression. You can defeat bosses faster, clear hordes easily, and rely less on teammates with enhanced gear.


Key Highlights

  • Attaining new gear In Warhammer 40K Darktide which is closer to your level is key for good play.
  • Do your weekly challenges from “Sire Melk’s Requisitorium” to get better gear.
  • Better gear can be bought from the shop or attained by completing missions.
  • Crafting is the best way of improving your equipment by far in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

Getting New Gear

Gear is split into different categories and has its own unique benefits. Each weapon unlocks at a specific trust level but to keep it up to date, it must be upgraded through the crafting system and various other ways in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

A way to upgrade your gear in Warhammer 40K Darktide is to just get better gear. Whenever your character levels up, you can purchase a weapon close to your level from the in-game shop using the in-game currency known as “Ordo Dockets.” You can purchase everything from armor, and weapons to “Curios.”

Curios are equipable items that grant you various benefits. These items are crucial for survival in the game’s brutal missions as they give various health and damage boosts. These can also be obtained from the special store that is reset after 1 day or by completing missions however, getting them can be very grindy.

If you are lucky and RNGesus is with you, you can get a random free weapon or a “Curio” on completion of a mission; however, it will not always be to your liking.

Gear Upgrade Cash Shop
The Gear Shop In Warhammer 40K Darktide | Image By Us

Sire Melk’s Requisitorium

“Sire Melk’s Requisitorium” are weekly challenges that are unlocked at trust level 11. These missions, when completed, reward you with a special currency that can only be used at Sire Melk’s Requisitorium. Rare gear can be purchased from Melk after you complete his challenges.

Their rarity type can be purple or orange, but it can be a huge time sink to get enough currency to get those weapons. A random weapon or a “Curio” can also be bought from Melk at a much more lenient price if time-consuming and tedious grinding is not your cup of tea.

Weekly Sire Melk's Requisitorium
Sire Melk’s Requisitorium | Image Credit Copyright: eXputer

Acquiring Gear Via Crafting System 

The Crafting system in Warhammer 40K Darktide works differently from what you might be thinking. It is the definitive way of upgrading your gear. While on your missions, you will acquire two important materials. These are Diamantine and Platsteel. Make sure you are stocked up on these so you can use them for crafting.

If you want to start crafting, go to the main hub. While there, make your way to the Shrine of Omnissiah and talk to Hadron Omega-7-7. Hadron Omega-7-7 is an NPC who can perform one of many important actions called Consecration for you.

Warhammer 40K Darktide Crafting Menu
The Crafting Menu | Screenshot Grab: eXputer

Consecration

Consecration is currently the most important part of the crafting system in Warhammer 40K Darktide. It allows you to upgrade your weapons by granting them different benefits and increasing their rarity. When you consecrate them, their rarity increases by one level.

You need a large quantity of the materials Diamantine and Platsteel to be able to consecrate your weapons. The effects on rarity are as follows:

  • White to Green Rarity: 150 Plasteel required.
  • Green to Blue Rarity: 200 Plasteel and 50 Diamantine required.
  • Blue to Purple Rarity: 400 Plasteel and 150 Diamantine required.
  • Purple to Orange Rarity: 900 Plasteel and 350 Diamantine required.

Consecration also nets you random Blessings and “Perks”, which are beneficial effects that can be equipped on your weapons. These effects can change the tide of battle in your favor, so they are incredibly useful and life-saving.

Blessings

Blessings have a lot more uses than just being attached to your weapons. If you wish to use a blessing slotted to a specific weapon, select Earn Blessing. You will sacrifice the chosen weapon. In exchange, however, you will gain a Votive Offering, which is a “Perk” that can be slotted on another weapon. You can combine 3 Votive Offerings to make a mightier Votive via Combine Blessings. There are some exceptions but, most of the Offerings are capped at tier 4.

Sometimes on weapons, there can be blessings that you dislike or simply are not very useful. To combat this issue, you can use a Votive Offering to attach a blessing of your own choosing via Re-Bless. Keep in mind; however, the new blessing is permanent, and the old one will be lost forever. Make sure the new blessing you attach is the right one for you, or your weapon will be sub-par while you also lose 1 Votive Offering.

If you dislike the permanent consequence of Re-Bless, you can opt for Refine Item instead. This allows you to remove a blessing attached to a weapon for a new one. The new blessing will always be determined by RNG( Random Number Generator). There is another problem with this option, the more you use it, the more expensive it gets.

As of right now in the current patch, only Consecration is available in the game. Options related to Blessings will be unlocked very soon with a patch, as confirmed by the developers.

Summary

Warhammer 40K Darktide is the latest endeavor by Fatshark, which was released on November 30th,- 2022. It boasts a variety of new features, such as ranged combat, overhauled loot system, and, an updated crafting system compared to its predecessor, Warhammer Vermintide. Warhammer is now available on Steam, with an Xbox Series X/S port planned for the future.

The gear in Warhammer 40K Darktide consists of a variety of different types of weapons. Gear is what determines your survival and power in the game’s missions. Without adequate and strong gear, you can end up being a sitting duck against the game’s dangerous and fast hordes, so upgrading your gear is of the utmost importance.

With our guide, you will have the strongest gear in the game, be able to ace the missions, and, help your fellows who ask you how to upgrade gear in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

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Rabiya Rizwan


A veteran writer who is currently pursuing a masters in English, Rabiya loves everything about gaming and is working on the beat as a news reporter at eXputer.

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