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How to Get a Chainsword in Warhammer 40K Darktide

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide
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The chainsword is one of the most iconic weapons in the Warhammer series. Right alongside the heavy bolter, these kind of weapons are expected in Warhammer games, and Warhammer 40K Darktide delivers. The chainsword is equal parts chainsaw and sword, bringing unprecedented carnage to the wielder’s enemies. Great for single-target enemies, this weapon excels in melee builds such as with the Zealot class. With Curios equipped, players can personalize their weapons to truly make it their own. Though first it must be acquired. Players are eager to get this iconic weapon for themselves, and this guide will show them exactly how to do so. It may take some time, but it is definably worth it.

How to get the Chainsword

One thing to mention beforehand, certain classes can only equip certain classes. For maximum efficiency, the Zealot class is best for using the Chainsword. With class choice settled, the process of getting a Chainsword is fairly simple. All it takes is playing the game. As players progress through Warhammer 40K Darktide, they gain access to better weapons and armor with each level gained. Starting at level 14, Zealots can begin to have access to the Chainsword at the Armory. Though it’s a bit more complicated than just having enough currency to buy one.

The Armory has a rotating selection of wares, and it’s not guaranteed that the Chainsword will be available. It’s a matter of luck and patience to find the Chainsword being sold in the armory at any given time. Once it is, however, be sure to acquire one while you can.

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For those who may like the Chainsword, but want something to pack a bit more punch, you may want to look at the Eviscerator. A bigger, two-handed version of the Chainsword that can be bought at level 18. While it may not have the single target damage capability of the Chainsword, it more than makes up for it in terms of crowd control. And let’s be honest, players will find themselves swarmed by enemies all the time.

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