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What are Infested Enemies in Warhammer 40K Darktide?

You'll catch more than a Cold from these monsters.

Knowing exactly what kind of enemy you're fighting and their weaknesses is imperative to progressing through the mid and late game of Warhammer 40K Darktide. As enemies get tougher, recognizing the difference between a Scrab and an Unyielding enemy can be the difference between life and death. Thus, it stands that knowing how to kill Infested enemies will help you to progress as well.

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What are Infested Enemies in Warhammer 40K Darktide?

Infested enemies are all followers of the Plague Chaos God Nurgle. As such, their ranks feature zombified creatures that are bloated and filled with vile diseases. These infested enemies are as follows:

  • Poxwalker: probably the most common enemy in the game, the Poxwalkers are zombies that attack in large groups with their hands, melee weapons, and occasionally ranged weapons. They are quite easy to take down, but their numbers can be overwhelming.
  • Pox Hound: Pox Hounds are a major threat to players due to their speed and ability to pin players to the ground and hold them there. However, they lack armor and announce their spawn with a loud howl, so you should be prepared for their attack.
  • Mutant: Mutants are terrifying for many of the same reasons as Pox Hounds but are more effective at their job. It is a fast-moving and hard-to-kill enemy that can grab a player and throw them away from the group, dealing massive damage and potentially putting the injured player in a position surrounded by enemies. It should be the group's number one target as soon as it comes into range.
  • Pox Burster: The Pox Burster serves one purpose: to stealthily sneak its way to your group before running in and bursting on as many players as possible. The burst greatly damages anyone caught within the blast, potentially hindering an entire squad before going down. Spreading apart to avoid the blast or spotting the Pox Burster before it can reach the group is imperative to surviving its blast.

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How to counter Infested enemies in Warhammer 40K Darktide

The main weakness of all Infested enemies is their distinct lack of armor. Because of this, it is very easy to bring most of them down, besides the Mutant. However, another weakness that Infested share is its lack of ranged attacks. Besides the rare Poxwalker carrying a ranged weapon, none of the other Infested enemies carry any ranged weaponry.

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