Thanks to official Darktide scented candles your room can smell like a pox-infested megacity at last

  • November 30, 2022

One thing that co-op heresy cleanup detail sim Warhammer 40,000: Darktide inarguably does well is capture the 40K setting. Everything looks and sounds spot-on, thanks to a great soundtrack by Jesper Kyd (opens in new tab) and visuals that are so true to the original they even digitized the cargo containers you can buy as terrain for the tabletop wargame, as I noted in my list of Darktide easter eggs. As a videogame, one thing Darktide can’t let you experience is the way the setting smells. Until now.

Thanks to the official Darktide scented candle (opens in new tab), which is a real piece of official merchandise that really exists, you can find out what Tertium Hive, a city full of plague in the grim darkness of the far future, would smell like. The candle is genuinely called “The Smell of Tertium”, and it will burn for “approximately 22 hours” to really embed that scent in whatever room you inflict it on.