The Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun is a powerful ranged weapon available to players in the co-op action game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Set in the grim darkness of the far future, Darktide allows players to take on the role of an Inquisitorial Agent tasked with purging the forces of Chaos from the hive city of Tertium. The Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun is one of many weapons players can wield in their battles against the corrupted hordes.

Weapon Overview and Characteristics

The Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun is a burst-fire weapon, meaning it fires in short 3-round bursts rather than fully automatic like some other autoguns in the game. This burst-fire mode helps improve the weapon’s accuracy and recoil control compared to fully automatic weapons. However, the recoil is still fairly high, requiring precise aim and recoil management from the wielder to land shots consistently.

The autogun has a standard sized magazine capacity. One of the key strengths of the Vraks Mk III is its capability as a long-range weapon. It maintains very good accuracy even when engaging targets at a distance. This makes it well-suited for picking off priority threats like special enemies from afar before they can close in and cause havoc.

Special Attack: Bashing

In addition to its ranged firepower, the Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun also has a special melee attack in the form of a bash. By using the bash attack, players can strike enemies with the weapon itself as a last resort in close quarters. However, the bash is a relatively slow attack, so it’s generally recommended to switch to a dedicated melee weapon when engaging enemies in melee combat instead of relying on the autogun’s bash. The bash can still be useful in a pinch to push enemies back or finish off a critically wounded foe.

Comparisons to Other Autoguns

In terms of how the Vraks Mk III stacks up against other autoguns available to players, it has some notable differences. As mentioned, its burst-fire mode sets it apart from the fully automatic fire of some other autoguns. The Agripinaa Mk I Infantry Autogun, for example, has a fully automatic firing mode but lower damage per shot compared to the Vraks. The Agripinaa Mk I is very stable and controllable when burst-firing aimed shots. The Vraks Mk III has higher damage per burst but is less controllable and best suited for long-range engagements.

Another popular autogun is the Agripinaa Mk VIII Braced Autogun, which can be wielded by the Ogryn class. The braced autogun has a much larger magazine and higher rate of fire than the Vraks, but has less range and accuracy. It excels at dumping a high volume of fire into hordes of enemies at close to medium range. So while the Vraks Mk III may not have the fastest fire rate or largest magazine, its burst-fire mode and high accuracy give it a unique role as a long-range special killer. With the right perks and in the hands of a skilled sharpshooter, it can efficiently eliminate high-priority targets.

Acquiring and Using the Vraks Mk III

Players can acquire the Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun as they progress through the game and level up their characters. It’s one of many weapon options available to help tackle the increasingly difficult missions. When using the Vraks Mk III, it’s important to play to its strengths as a long-range burst-fire weapon. Engaging enemies from a distance and landing precise bursts aimed at weak points will maximize its damage output. The autogun’s high recoil means fully automatic fire should be avoided outside of emergency close-range situations.

Pairing the Vraks Mk III with complementary weapons and abilities that shore up close-range defense is recommended, since it’s not ideal for hordes in close quarters. For example, the Psyker class could use the autogun to snipe special enemies while using its psychic abilities to control crowds. The Veteran class can take a more flexible approach, using the autogun for long-range engagements and switching to a melee weapon and grenades up close.


The Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun is a solid addition to any player’s arsenal in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. What it lacks in fire rate and magazine size compared to some other autoguns, it makes up for in high accuracy, burst-fire damage, and long effective range. While not suited for every situation, the Vraks Mk III excels in its intended role of eliminating high-value targets from a distance.

With practice and the right build, it can be a very potent tool for helping your team survive the brutal challenges of the hive city. As you purge the unclean in the Emperor’s name, consider giving the Vraks Mk III Headhunter Autogun a try and see if its long-range firepower suits your playstyle. Whether you’re a sharpshooter Veteran, a psychic sniper, or any other class, this autogun can help you eradicate the forces of Chaos with extreme prejudice.

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