Warhammer 40K Darktide Mystery Acquisitions

Learn what mystery acquisitions, contracts, and limited time acquisitions are being offered by Sire Melk!

Warhammer 40K Darktide offers players a vast range of weapons to choose from, with most of them being melee as well as ranged, and that is what Sire Melk offers for players! Sire Melk opens up the opportunity to gamble and use currency, and payers might need help figuring out just how Warhammer 40K Darktide Mystery Acquisitions operate!

Key Takeaways
  • Mystery Acquisitions are a loot box-type of gamble that is offered to players and allows them to attain random weapons. 
  • The best way to get your hands on the mystery acquisitions is by heading over to Sire Melk’s Requisitorium
  • The main benefit of using the mystery acquisitions is that you might end up gaining a rare weapon. 
  • Sire Melk’s Requisitorium also offers contracts and Limited Time Acquisitions for players!
  • It is recommended not to gamble away too much of your currency on Mystery Acquisitions as the chances of a rare weapon dropping are extremely low

Sire Melk’s Requisitorium

Sire Melk's Requisitorium
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Let’s dive into who Sire Melk is. In Warhammer, Sire Melk is an NPC located in a wide hallway. As you approach this hallway, you’ll notice an L-shaped table attached to the wall, with a green glow illuminating the area. Two markers by the table confirm you’re in the right place.

On this table, you’ll find several candles, creating a gloomy atmosphere. As you get closer, a popup appears, labeling it “Sire Melk’s Requisitorium,” with an option to view it.

Players gain access to the requisitorium at level 11 during player progression. When you open it, you’ll find three available options. Under the area’s name, it asks, “Well? What is it you want?” The options are as follows:

  • View Contracts 
  • Limited Time Acquisitions
  • Mystery Acquisitions 

Mystery Acquisitions 

Mystery Acquisitions
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Let’s summarize the information and make it more concise:

Mystery Acquisitions in Warhammer 40K Darktide

Mystery Acquisitions in the game are like loot boxes. Players spend in-game currency earned from contracts for a chance to obtain powerful weapons, relying on luck as there’s no way to predict what they’ll get.

Melee Weapons

Here are some of the best Melee Weapons in the game:

  • Achlys Axe: A choice from the selection of melee weapons.
  • Atrox Axe (MK II): A simple, deadly weapon with attributes like Damage, First Target, Penetration, Finesse Stamina, and Mobility. Also available in the MK IV variation.
  • Antax Axe (MK V): Issued to planetary defenders, good for clearing pathways. Attributes include damage, first target, penetration, cleave targets, and mobility.
  • Rashad Combat Axe (MK II): An effective combat axe with attributes like damage, first target, penetration, finesse, stamina, and mobility.
  • Orestes Chainaxe (MK IV): Inspired by Legio Tempestus Titans, with attributes like mobility, shredder, damage, defense, penetration, and stamina.
  • Crucis Hammer (MK II): A powerful ancient design hammer with attributes like damage, first target, crowd control, penetration, defenses, and stamina.
  • Catachan Blade (MK III): Can take down a Cudbear with ease. Attributes include first target, penetration, finesse, mobility, and damage.

Swords:

  • Catachan Devil’s Claw Sword (MK I, MK IV, MK VII): A versatile sword with attributes including damage, cleave targets, cleave damage, finesse, stamina, and mobility.
  • Turtolsky Heavy Sword (MK IX, MK VI): Inspired by traditional shashka swords with attributes like damage, cleave targets, cleave damage, first target, defense, and stamina.
  • Maccabian Dueling Sword: Another sword option.
  • Power Sword: A fourth sword option for players.

Chainswords:

  • Cadia Chainsword (MK IV): Known for sharp teeth and authority. Attributes include shredder, penetration, finesse, stamina, mobility, and damage.
  • Tigrus Eviscerator: An oversized chainsword with attributes like penetration, cleave targets, stamina, shredder, damage, and mobility.

Players acquire random melee weapons for 200 currency, without control over the specific weapon.

Ranged Weapons

  • Players can spend 200 currency for Mystery Acquisitions of ranged weapons, with no control over the selection.
  • Lasguns: Various options include Kantreal Infantry Lasgun (MG IV and MG XII variations), Accatan Recon Lasgun, and Lucius Helbore Lasgun.
  • Laspistols: Includes Accatran Heavy Laspistol.
  • Auto Pistols: Offers the Lus Shredder Auto pistol.
  • Flamers: Features the Artemia Purgation Flamer (MK III).
  • Revolver: Provides the Zarona Revolver.
  • Shotguns: Includes Lawbringer Combat Shotgun, Foe-rend Ripper Gun, and Lorenz Kickback.
  • Plasma Guns: Offers the M35 Magnacore Plasma Gun.
  • Autoguns: Choices include Graia Autogun, Vraks Autogun (MK III and MK VII variations), Agripinaa Autogun, and Columnus Autogun (MK II and MK V variations).
  • Bolters: Features the Locke Boltgun.

These acquisitions give players a chance to obtain various weapons, but the specific item they receive is entirely random.

Curios 

Now, players will also be able to buy curios, which aren’t considered to be any kind of weapons, but rather accessories of sorts, and they will come to in four different rarities that players will be able to get their hands on. 

Players will have to spend a total of 250 currency, which makes them even more expensive and even that much of a gamble than actual weapons. The four rarities that are available to players will be redeemed, anointed, exalted, and transcendent. 

Contracts 

Weekly Contracts
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Let’s streamline the content while retaining the essential details:

Once the mystery acquisitions are sorted, let’s focus on earning the in-game currency, crucial for acquiring rare weapons.

To earn this currency, players can undertake “contracts” offered at Sire Melk’s requisitorium. After reaching player level 11, visit Sire Melk, and choose “View Contracts.”

These contracts involve tasks to acquire currency, which can be used for various weapon categories.

  1. Eliminate 10 monstrosities: This requires defeating 10 enemies, rewarding you with 210 currency. Your progress is tracked.
  2. Complete 3 missions without player deaths: You must finish three missions without dying. Failing resets your progress, but success grants 120 currency.
  3. Finish 25 missions: This longer mission yields 435 currency upon completion.
  4. Defeat 1000 scav with ranged weapons: This task, which may take time, grants 530 currency.

By completing these contracts, players can earn the currency necessary for rare weapon acquisition.

Limited Time Acquisition 

Limited Time Acquisitions
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Last but not least, players will be able to access the Limited Time Acquisition, a shop where you can buy rare weapons, and it will reset every day. One of the weapons that you will be able to get from the acquisition will be the Locke MK IIb Spearhead Boltgun, which will provide players with great damage and piercing shots and will be able to grant 8% extra toughness whenever an elite kill is made. 

Some other weapons that you might be able to get will be the Turtolsky Mk VI Heavy Sword and a few more that might rotate every 24 hours. 

Summary 

And there we have it! A rundown on how mystery acquisitions work, and how the other branches work as well! In all honesty, mystery acquisitions are not recommended at all, since it is a massive gamble and players might end up getting nothing of value unless they are extremely lucky. 

And with that, we will wrap up our Warhammer 40K Darktide Mystery Acquisitions guide! For players that are extremely new to Warhammer, our Warhammer 40K Darktide Walkthrough guide will showcase and link all important builds, tips, class guides, and more to guide you further to progress better!

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