Warhammer 40k: Darktide — What You Need for Power Supply Interruption

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has launched with a healthy variety of missions and Special Conditions, and one such Special Condition should be familiar to pre-order beta players who hate the dark: Power Supply Interruption.

Maybe you’ve loaded into a mission with the Power Supply Interruption condition, or maybe you’re sitting there on the Mourningstar wondering whether you should take up a mission with this Special Condition. In either case, you should know how to prepare yourself for these missions. Well, unless you’re playing an Ogryn.

The Power Supply Interruption Special Condition means that there will be no or extremely limited power in the mission area, which means it’s going to be pitch black through long portions of the mission and you’re not going to be able to see anything without some light. Enter the flashlight.

Surviving Power Supply Interruptions

The first step to surviving a mission with this Special Condition is to not have a team full of Ogryns. Seriously: Ogryns have no light source option. Fitting for their barn-like stature.

The other classes do have flashlight capabilities on certain guns. A firearm with a flashlight has it indicated in its basic info view under Torch to the right, next to the Primary and Secondary Action damage values.

You’ll want at least one team member to have a firearm with a torch, which will be on anytime their gun is drawn.This makes engaging in melee more tricky than usual, as swapping to a melee weapon holsters your gun and the precious light it provides in darkness.

Be mindful of Special Conditions when you use Quickplay to match with randoms, particularly to be aware if it’s a Hi-Intensity Engagement Zone or a location where there is a Power Supply Interruption. Both can affect the difficulty severely, and could result in a wipe and loss. Low-Intensity Engagement Zones are also now in the game, having the opposite effect.

We’ve got more Darktide guides coming as the co-op shooter launches and beyond.

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