Warhammer 40K Darktide Weapon Perks [Guide]

Learn everything about the Weapon perks and how to change them in Warhammer 40K Darktide.

Weapon Perks in Warhammer 40K Darktide are a straightforward passive ability that you will commonly encounter. Perks have the ability to enhance specific sects of your weapon, like increasing the damage or attack speed. These perks are completely random. However, they have multiple levels in which they have a stronger effect.

Key Takeaways
  • Weapon Perks in Warhammer 40K Darktide enhance weapon expertise and base stats.
  • Perks affect reload time, ranged damage, and speed efficiency.
  • Different perk levels represented by a diamond/cube.
  • Single Diamond: Weakest Level
  • Four Diamond: Strongest Level
  • Nearly twenty perks available for weapons.
  • Players can change weapon perks through refining.
  • To refine items, visit the Shrine of the Omnissiah and talk to Hadron.
  • Refining costs vary based on weapon rarity:
  • Blue Weapons: 55 Plasteel
  • Purple Weapons: 10 Diamantine and 65 Plasteel
  • Orange Weapons: 25 Diamantine and 75 Plastee

What Are Weapon Perks?

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Weapon Perks as indicated in the game [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Weapon Perks are fixed boosts enhancing specific aspects of your weapon’s expertise.
  • They provide incremental benefits, improving gameplay, especially against formidable foes like Scab Enemies.
  • Perks have four tiers represented by cubes/diamonds.
    • Single diamond: Weakest level.
    • Four diamonds: Strongest level.
  • Perks are randomly assigned; players rely on the game’s randomization factor.
  • Higher rarity weapons have a better chance of getting higher-level (3 or 4 Diamonds) perks.
  • Players cannot choose perks but may reroll them at the Shrine of Omnissiah for a chance at different ones.

All Weapon Perks

Perks tend to increase the base stats of your weapon by a fixed percentage, which can be game-changing for you regardless of the Difficulty level you’re playing on. However, the higher the level of the perk is, the greater the increase it will offer. Hence, your aim should be to acquire a rare weapon with a high-level perk to boost your weapon rating in the game ultimately.

Here are all the Weapon Perks that you can end up having in the new Warhammer game. The percentage value tends to change depending on the level of the perk (represented by small diamond icons next to the perk). 

  • + Melee Damage
  • Increased Attack Speed
  • Increased Crit Chance
  • + Melee Critical Hit Chance
  • + Damage (Unyielding Enemies)
  • + Damage (Unarmoured Enemies)
  • + Damage (Maniacs)
  • + Damage (Infested Enemies)
  • + Damage (Flak Armoured Enemies)
  • + Damage (Carapace Armoured Enemies)
  • Increased Stamina (Weapon is Active)
  • Increased Stamina
  • + Reload Speed
  • + Ranged Damage
  • + Sprint Efficiency
  • + Block Efficiency
  • Increased Melee Weak Spot Damage
  • Increased Melee Damage (Specialists)
  • Melee Damage Increase against Groaners and Poxwalkers
  • Increased Ranged Critical Strike Chance

Each perk will enhance your weapon’s ability in one way or another. If you are using the Ogryn as your operator, then having an increased damage perk would be quite effective. Or if you’re going for someone like the Veteran then having increased ranged damage or reload speed perk will suit you the best.

How To Change Weapon Perks in Warhammer 40K Darktide?

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Refining Perks in Warhammer 40K Darktide [Screenshot by eXputer]
Replacing Weapon Perks:

    • Rerolling or replacing existing weapon perks is possible.
    • No guarantee on achieving a specific perk; rely on luck.

Refine Item Mechanism:

    • Process called “Refine Item.”
    • Costs in-game currency, and there’s no guarantee of the outcome.
    • Can keep trying until the desired weapon perk is achieved.

Refining Cost and Limitations:

    • Cost varies based on weapon rarity.
    • Can only switch one perk per weapon.
    • Other perks for the same weapon get locked after refining.

Refining Process:

    • Visit the Shrine of the Omnissiah and interact with Hadron.
    • Choose “Entreat Hadron,” then select a weapon for refining.
    • Pick the “Refine Item” option and select the perk to reroll.
    • If a weapon has two perks, choose one; the other gets locked.

Costs for Refining:

    • Blue Weapons: 55 Plasteel.
    • Purple Weapons: 10 Diamantine and 65 Plasteel.
    • Orange Weapons: 25 Diamantine and 75 Plasteel.

Cost Reduction with Repeated Refining:

    • Repeated refinement reduces the cost.
    • Eventually, refinement on a single perk may become free.
    • Aim for a 4-diamond perk by refining repeatedly.

Limited Player Choice:

    • Players cannot handpick the perk; success relies on luck.
    • Requires a sufficient in-game currency source

Wrap Up

There you have it! A complete guide that covers everything there is to know about the Weapon perks in Warhammer 40K Darktide. By now, you know that the weapon perks are completely random. They come in different rarity levels, which are represented by the number of diamond icons it has.

Weapons that belong to high rarity have a bigger chance to get a high-level perk. Although, you can use up some of your money in Warhammer 40K Darktide to refine (reroll) your perks.

Before you start facing hordes of unforgiving enemies in the City, make sure to review our top-level Tips and Tricks if you’re new to Warhammer 40K Darktide. Ensure that you are comfortable and have ample knowledge about leveling up and upgrading gear in the game. It is also essential to familiarize yourself with the Best Classes in Warhammer 40K Darktide. 

Thank you for reading through our extensive guide. For more valuable takes on Warhammer 40K Darktide, make sure to stick by eXputer in the near future!

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