Darktide easter eggs for diehard Warhammer fans

  • November 30, 2022

Darktide’s easter eggs have decades of Warhammer 40,000 world-building to pull from. Fatshark’s previous games, the Vermintide series, likewise had years of the Warhammer Fantasy setting’s backstory to draw on, and were delightfully rich with references. 

Vermintide had easter eggs from the Warhammer Fantasy novels (the vampire Franz Lohner talks about is the protagonist of Drachenfels, which also provides the setting for a DLC), the pen-and-paper RPG (expansions like Death on the Reik and Shadows Over Bögenhafen are named after its adventures), and other Warhammer videogames (Lohner has a shield with the heraldry of the Grudgebringers from Shadow of the Horned Rat and Dark Omen, and makes sly references suggesting he was actually their commander, Morgan Bernhardt).