Vermintide is back – darker, bloodier and more intense than ever!
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Vermintide. The time has arrived to revisit the fierce first-person co-op slaughter-fest featuring visceral and ground breaking melee action, set in the apocalyptic End Times of the war-ravaged Warhammer Fantasy Battles world.
Our 5 heroes have returned to take on an even greater threat – the combined forces of a malevolent and destructive Chaos army and the swarming Skaven horde. Prepare to be challenged like never before as you and your teamdesperately try to survive the never-ending onslaught. Choose between 15 different careers, climb the talent trees, customize your arsenal to fit your unique play style, fight your way through a myriad of stunning levels, and challenge yourself in our new Heroic Deeds System. The only thing standing between utter defeat and victory is you and your allies. If you fall - so will the Empire.
- 5 Heroes with 15 Career Paths
Choose between 15 unique careers, each with different appearances, abilities, talents and weapons.
- Relentless 4 Player Cooperative Experience
The combined forces of Chaos and Skaven are savage and merciless, and it will take a coordinated team effort to make it out alive.
- Chaos and Skaven Working Together
Prepare to face a threat of unparalleled magnitude as the Chaos and Skaven armies have formed a dark pact to plunge the world into death and decay. Our heroes will face a horde of hostile combatants in a variety of shapes and sizes.
- Fight Overwhelming Enemy Hordes
Facing the infinite numbers of the Skaven combined with the brutal strength of the Chaos army, the heroes must stand together and their fight must strike a balance between sound tactics and fury to overcome unimaginable odds.
- The Heroic Deeds System
Experience unique scenarios and intense trials with our new Heroic Deeds System - consumable quests that will dramatically alter enemy composition, level settings, weapon use and mission objectives.
- Talent Trees and Progression
Level up your heroes and climb the talent tree of your chosen career, unlocking new abilities and gaining access to powerful gear along the way.
- The Adventure Continues
Explore a wide range of breathtaking new levels set in and around Helmgart, a fortress city protecting the Bretonnian border of the Empire.
- New Improved Loot System
At the end of each mission,you will be rewarded with relevant loot - weapons, consumable quests, trinkets, hats, crafting material and more - all applicable to your chosen career.
If you love to take on videogame challenges with your friends, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will give you something meaty to sink your teeth into. Meaty, hairy, bloody, and a little bit gross. But, still, meaty. If you never played the first game, imagine Left 4 Dead with a focus on melee combat: you and three friends fight your way across maps in the Warhammer world, battling rat men called Skaven, as well as fearsome Chaos warriors as you go.
You can take on various different roles. If you want to be a devastating spellcaster, you can. If you would rather get in close, you can specialise and become a battle mage. There’s a standard warrior class, burly tanks, nippy assassins, pinpoint archers, and more. In Vermintide 2, you can play your own way. Each of the classes compliments another, too, so you can create a deadly team with varied skills and carve your way through this world as an elite unit.
A team of Skaven are running at you in a tight corridor? Get your dwarf to block the path with his shield as you fire spells, arrows, and bullets into the swarm. Out in the open? Team up to take care of the biggest enemy there and then cut down the remaining grunts. Whatever it is you are doing, team play is a must.
Vermintide 2 introduces Chaos, a new faction of evil enemies to battle. You will fight swollen monstrosities, armoured giants, and powerful magicians as well as the various incarnations of Skaven’s terrible rat army. The Chaos tribe has teamed up with the Skaven to quicken the demise of humanity, elves, and dwarves. It is up to you and your party to stop these otherworldly foes from taking over.
Vermintide 2 also takes us to a new locale: Helmgart. This huge fort will be the centrepiece of your adventures, but you will also fight across sun dappled forests and around the outskirts of the fort itself. Expect more variety than the arterial alleyways of the first Vermintide game.
As well as giving us more options to expand and specialise our characters with Careers and more weapon choices, Vermintide 2 also introduces a new system called Heroic Deeds. Heroic Deeds allow you to take on variants of existing missions but with more difficult parameters. One example would see you returning to a battlefield, only this time it is full of mini bosses and no grunts. If your team can survive these battles, you will walk away with even more impressive spoils thanks to Vermintide 2’s revamped loot system.
Once you have bled Vermintide 2 dry, developer Fatshark has also promised the game will have extensive mod support. Pick it up at Green Man Gaming for PC and you will be able to tweak your game until your heart's content. No doubt we will see new factions, new character skins, and even new locations pop up on community forums as a result of this support. Vermintide 2 PC launches on March 8.