What do Darktide’s weapon symbols mean?

  • November 24, 2022

Something that’s frustrated a lot of players in the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide beta is not knowing exactly what a weapon is like before it’s in our hands. When you see a new autogun or chainsword in the armory there will be a couple of words to sum up its strengths, like Mobile or High Capacity, some numberless bars for attributes like damage and reload speed, and then a trio of icons that are as inscrutable as any of the Chaos runes drawn on the walls of Tertium Hive. It’s hard to know what you’re buying.

Though there’s no mouseover text on these icons in the beta, press the V key while you’re in the menu to inspect a weapon and you’ll bring up an information screen that provides their names, if not descriptions. (The combo attacks of melee weapons are also shown here.) Some are plain enough, and a few will be familiar to those who played Fatshark’s previous Warhammer game, Vermintide 2. Others are still straight-up inscrutable. I’ve spent some time in the Meat Grinder testing room to figure out just what all of the weapon symbols and stats mean.

Ranged weapon symbols