Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has a new and not particularly worksafe class trailer, shining a light on the Zealot Preacher. And they really, really love their job.
One of this futuristic FPS’s playable characters, The Preacher, a “Zealot” sub-class is obsessively, religiously dedicated to mankind’s Emperor. They’re just one of several Warhammer 40,000: Darktide characters but given that mankind’s rank-and-file armies already regard him as a God, the Preacher must be quite something.
“Zealots make for effective team mates, if not companionable ones. Ever alert for the taint of heresy, they judge their allies by their own high standards, and invariably find them worthy of rebuke, chastisement … or outright threat”, reads their character description.
In other words, they’re extremely badass, but you wouldn’t want to invite them to a dinner party. And there’s the chance they might stove your head in if you bad-mouth the God-Emperor of all humanity. General demeanour aside, they’re particularly badass when employing their melee skills, not least because they start off with a combat axe.
Another neat melee-focused bonus is that they can focus in on and charge a melee target. Developer Fatshark hasn’t clarified whether this lets you zoom past other enemies in the way, but we certainly hope so. We’ve tackled several co-op shooters where we’ve met a sticky end because bullet-sponge enemies were standing between us and a more powerful target.
You can find out more about the Preacher here, and feast your eyes on the above trailer. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set for a November 30th release, though given it’s been delayed twice so far, we’d wait till at least the beginning of November before putting your money down.