A game like Warhammer 40K: Darktide is best played with friends, so it’s natural to want the widest possible pool of potential co-op partners among your real people. Therefore, crossplay seems like a natural match for a cooperative PvE experience like Darktide. Unfortunately, at least at launch, Fatshark has definitively confirmed that any potential platform for Darktide will be separated.
Will Warhammer: 40K Darktide Get Console Crossplay?
In short, no. A message on Fatshark’s official support website (opens in new tab) of November 14, it says: “We appreciate the value of Crossplay and Cross-Save. However, these options will not be available prior to launch. At this time, we cannot say if or when Crossplay and Cross-Save will be available.”
Does Warhammer 40K: Darktide have crossplay between Steam and Game Pass?
Also a firm no. In June, a Fatshark employee responded to a Steam forum post (opens in new tab) writing on the subject, “We’re not saying it’s not possible, or not being explored, but we’re also not going to say ‘yes, it’s in, day 1.’ We like the idea and are looking into it, but don’t expect it.”
Will crossplay ever come to Warhammer 40K: Darktide?
Unclear – I wouldn’t hold my breath if it’s a priority for Fatshark. Both posts leave the door open only a blemish on the possibility. With language hedging, I could see it being a year two or three addition if the game maintains a steady player base that keeps asking for it.
Before we can add crossplay between Xbox and PC, Dractide must actually be released on Microsoft’s console, and we don’t know when that will happen. When Darktide was pushed back to November 30 on PC earlier this year, Fatshark said the Xbox release would follow “soon after.” That could mean early 2023.