Hopefully by now you’ve seen the trailer for Chaos Wastes, the free update coming to Vermintide 2 on April 20th - but if not, then be sure to check it out!
We’re super keen to start this new chapter in Vermintide 2 with all of you in a week! Over the coming weekend you’ll be able to catch some folks streaming Chaos Wastes, and some content creators sharing their thoughts and impressions as they get hands on with this new game mode.
For us it was super important that we looked back at the past and rethink our approach to releasing this expansion. It was key for us to release this game mode for every single owner of Vermintide 2 to play with each other without a cost to entry. We feel every player, new and old, should have an opportunity to jump into the Wastes together.
Over on the Chaos Wastes webpage we’ve prepared an overview on what’s in store for you when you begin your pilgrimage. You can read the ‘Pilgrim’s Guides’ over on our Chaos Wastes website as well to give you more detailed information about the new game mode and some of the specifics of what’s in store.
Alongside the release of Chaos Wastes we’re also releasing the Forgotten Relics DLC - a pack of five new weapons - one for each of the heroes (with some expected career limitations). The pack also includes four Chaos Wastes themed paintings to hang in your keep as well as a unique portrait frame. This pack will be available to purchase the moment Chaos Wastes goes live on Steam for $5.99. The weapons included in the pack are as follows:
The Trollhammer Torpedo for Bardin. Useful for controlling crowds and busting open armor.
A new Spear & Shield for Kruber. Perhaps not the greatest at dealing with a horde (leave that to the Trollhammer), but strong in a 1v1 with it’s high damage, fast attacks and the ability to strike whilst blocking.
A Moonfire Bow for Kerillian. Its basic attack sends out an arrow capable of starting fires at the cost of energy. On right click it has great range with a zoom, and offers a charged attack - also at the cost of energy. When the energy levels in the bow deplete it can be used no further, but recharges automatically when not being used.
The Griffonfoot Pistol for Saltzpyre. We teased this one late last year - it’s a lot like a sawed-off shotgun whilst similar to the Brace of Pistols, but trading long range for a projectile volley. Handy for groups of unarmored enemies.
And finally the Coruscation Staff for Sienna. This staff can shoot a volley of fiery rocks, or summon flame geysers that erupt from the ground or any surface it is cast (geyser size depends on the length of the cast). Handy for controlling crowds.
In the weeks following the release of Chaos Wastes, we’ll also be rolling out new premium Cosmetic items, purchasable from Lohner’s Emporium of Wonders, including whole new Hero Skins and Hats. So stay tuned for those and keep an eye out for their reveals here on Steam or on Twitter at twitter.com/vermintidegame.
As mentioned above, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be updated on April 20, the download is a remaster and will decrease the disk space it claims. The downside to this is that the content will be a pretty large download, but the upside is that overall the game will take much less real estate on your storage device.
We’re really looking forward to seeing you journey into the Chaos Wastes, and some of the interesting builds you end up with!