Beta testing often works separately from full game releases, meaning what you do in the beta doesn’t count when the full game is released. The good news for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide (opens in new tab) players is that any progress they make in the ongoing pre-release beta will carry over to the full game when it launches on November 30.
Fatshark raised some doubt in an update posted yesterday, Nov. 24, saying it wanted the beta progress to carry over to the full release, but couldn’t guarantee it. “The reason is that we are still using this period to test our progression systems, and we want to retain the ability to change things or reset them in case something unforeseen or critical happens,” the studio wrote.
Apparently the studio has made enough progress on that front to be pleased, as earlier today it pledged to maintain progress on Twitter.
“Some may forget the promise of progress,” the studio said. “We didn’t. Progress will carry over from the beta to the full release.”
Response to the promise was mostly positive, although a few comments complained about the state of the beta, which made it difficult bugs and performance issues (opens in new tab). But there’s also a bright side for players deeply dissatisfied with their beta experience, as Fatshark said the Steam refund policy shouldn’t take effect until Darktide is fully released, so people can get their money back no matter how much time they have. spent in the beta.
“We believe you will have the option to refund with the same refund rules that will apply once Darktide launches and beyond November 30,” the studio wrote in a statement. recent FAQs (opens in new tab). “Email (Steam Support) for more information or additional clarification.”
It’s not set in stone, but it makes sense: as Fatshark suggested, it’s Steam policy, so the decision ultimately rests with Valve, but Darktide doesn’t launch until November 30, so whatever play you’re doing right now (maybe , at least ) doesn’t count. I have reached out to Fatshark and Valve for more information on Darktide’s refund policy and will update if I receive a response.
Fatshark also recently rolled out Darktide’s crafting system – here’s ours guide to get started (opens in new tab).