Vermintide 2 will reliably freeze and lockup for 5 to 10 seconds before resuming normally without issue. This happens predictably, while standing in the Keep or playing a multiplayer mission with others. It doesn’t matter. I can’t say it started with the 1.2 update, it did occur before, but I was playing solo and it certainly didn’t happen as routinely as it is now and happening at least once a mission, occasionally more than once.
My computer doesn’t lockup… it remains responsive. I can alt+tab and in and out of Vermintide 2. Even when it occurs while in the game, I still have cursor control if it happens while I’m in a menu. I just can’t click anything and my character is unresponsive, the image on the display is frozen.
I can’t do anything for 8ish seconds on average, but the game continues on without me. Once it passes, everything is solid again.
This kind of reminds of the 1-2 second CPU spike I used to get with the original early version of Vermintide 1 (when hordes spawned) before it was optimized and then ran great. However, my CPU doesn’t appear to spike or hang and actually drops in load when the freeze happens.
Game settings for Video is 2560x1440 96hz with details set for high or Extreme. Game runs smooth with reliably high 70-100+ FPS except for the sudden lockup. Other than that, there is no sign of trouble with playing this game
I tried setting the Vermintide 2 Profile to “Prefer Maximum Power”.
The issue is still present.
However, it seems less prominent when playing solo games, the freeze is momentary. In Quick Match games, with other players, the freeze is longer and encountered more frequently. In solo play with just bots, once every few missions as opposed to once every mission in multiplayer matches.