Warhammer 40K: Darktide – How to Rev Chainsaw Weapons

The true power of a weapon is revealed only after its secondary actions are unlocked. However, the special action of some weapons may be perplexing. In this article, we’ll show you how to rev chainsaw-based weapons in Warhammer 40K: Darktide.

Warhammer 40K: Darktide – How to Rev Chainsaw Weapons

Chainaxe, Chainsword, and Heavy Eviscreator are three Darktide weapons with chainsaw capabilities. Each of these has unique properties, but triggering their chainsaw is the same.

Darktide Rev Chainsaw Weapons

To rev the chainsaw, simply press your Weapon Special Action button. This will temporarily activate the weapon’s chainsaw. Unless you hit an enemy during that time, the chainsaw will stop and you will have to press it again. However, if you hit an enemy while it is revved, it will stick into them and inflict massive damage over the next second. A heavy hit with the chainsaw revved up deals even more damage. In our testing, the Chainsword revved does hundreds of times more damage with a heavy attack than with a light attack.

Revving your chainsaw is an important part of using the weapon properly. With the exception of the Eviscerator, you’ll be using these weapons primarily for close-range special killing, so having that chainsaw revved up will make the job a lot easier. Just make sure you don’t hit your arm in the process.

About Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a first-person action video game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, developed and published by Fatshark. It was released for Microsoft Windows on 30 November 2022.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
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Developer(s) Fatshark
Publisher(s) Fatshark
Director(s) Anders De Geer
Writer(s) Dan Abnett
Composer(s) Jesper Kyd
Series Warhammer 40,000
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Microsoft Windows
  • 30 November 2022
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • TBA
Genre(s) Action, first-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer