[PS4] Vermintide 2 - Version 1.06

Heroes!

Welcome to Patch 1.06 - bringing you new features such as Weekly Events, Twitch Mode, and of course some fixes and tweaks.

Introducing the new Weekly Events. Think of these as Mutators that shake up the gameplay and add new interesting twists to the Vermintide experience you know and love.

We’ve also introduced Twitch Mode, so players on PlayStation 4 can now enable this and unleash their audience against them.

Mondstille has also arrived for PS4, and runs for the next two weeks. Now’s your chance to grab those elusive new animated portrait frames!

This update also introduces the long awaited chance to populate the Picture Frames found on the walls of your Keep. You can start accessioning your collection of fine works as of today. Details on how the current batch of available art is acquired in the patch notes that follow:

Features

  • New Weekly Events are now available to play. These are ‘mutators’ which change the way the game is played.
  • You might have seen those picture frames in the Keep for the last year - well now it’s finally time to populate those frames.
  • Every level has now been populated with scraps of Ravaged Art. Collect all these and complete your collection.
  • Mondstille has also arrived! Now is your chance to obtain these exclusive animated frames.
  • Motion Controls have been enabled for PS4, allowing you to aim using the PS4 controller’s six-axis motion sensing system.
  • A lobby browser has been added for PS4.
  • Twitch Mode is now available from the Select Mission screen.

Tweaks

  • A new Challenge has been added for owners of the Bogenhafen DLC. Once you have collected all Bogenhafen cosmetics, the weekly quests will no longer be available and the new Okri’s Challenge will be completed, rewarding you with new artwork for your Keep.
  • End of level experience gains from difficulties beneath Legend now match those of Legend.

We want to smooth out the progression curve for players across the board. If a player doesn’t feel comfortable playing on a higher difficulty their level progression would be severely stifled, further increasing the time it takes for their character to reach a Hero Power that would make it easier to bridge the gap.

  • We have made some adjustments to the Warpfire Thrower:
    • Increased stagger resistance, especially while shooting the Warpfire Thrower.
    • Increased damage of the explosion when the power cell explodes on players and other enemies.
    • Increased damage of the flamethrower to other enemies."
  • We have made some adjustments to Burgersauce Haybale:
    • Increased stagger resistance.
    • Lowered the time of each phase to 20 seconds, down from 30 seconds.
    • Increased the teleport animation speed by 40%."
  • Bödvarr Ribspreader now a uses different stagger animation when staggered by abilities or bombs, several staggers in a row will switch to a shorter animation, followed by an uninterruptable pushback attack if he gets staggered too much.
  • Bödvarr Ribspreader will now exit his defensive phase earlier if an amount of his spawned allies have been slain.
  • Tweaked down Skaven horde size (adjusted the amount of slaves from 35-38 to 27-30), increased number of consecutive hordes from 3 to 4 on Legend and Champion.
  • Lowered max roamer count from 60 to 55 and max roamers in play to allow for horde to spawn from 40 to 35.
  • We’ve made changes so that the escape music is triggered on objective change instead of triggering using the objective counter for reasons. It makes sense. We promise.
  • Slightly increased the speed you move at when carrying the gargoyle head (on Garden of Morr) to prevent quickly switching between moving and running animations.
  • Changed crossbow zoom position in first person to be more centered to work better with the dwarven crossbows, also raised the bolt position a bit so it won’t clip into the crossbow as much.
  • Changed Kerillian’s dual swords idle so the left sword won’t obscure the center point of the screen as much.
  • Added dynamic UI scale to support 4k.
  • Made some improvements to bot teleport and the conditions that trigger it.
  • Bot should spawn / despawn faster and players should load in closer to the group when replacing a bot.

Levels

  • Athel Yenlui - There was a spot in the finale in which enemies could not reach you. Now they can.
  • Horn of Magnus - Fixed a couple of stuck locations.
  • Fort Baconbranches - Fixed a location where players could get stuck.
  • Taal’s Horn - There were some items in the keep surrounding Lohner that used to disappear at certain distances. Now they don’t.
  • Taal’s Horn - Made some optimisation changes to have the keep be a little less resource hungry.
  • Blightreaper - Fixed a stuck location (between an ammo box and a wall).
  • Blightreaper - Fixed broken objective markers during the end event.
  • Blightreaper - The VFX for the curse should now be visible to all players as intended.
  • Blightreaper - Enemies should no longer be able to path through the wagons and boxes.
  • Hunger in the Dark - An objective marker during the barrel run is no longer missleading.
  • The Pit - Fixed a flickering light seen on the wall at the ‘Enter the pit’ objective.
  • The Pit - Enemies should now be able to path narrow ledges and passages more effectively.
  • Fortune’s of War - No longer grants XP for failure.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where you could skip the end screen when using a gamepad.
  • Fixed issues where enemies that were disabling a bot would get removed whenever the human players walked too far away from them.
  • Fixed an issue where Bödvarr Ribspreader and Skarrik Spinemanglr triggered their defensive pushback attacks when invisible players were nearby.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could crash if a player left the game within three frames of an elevator stopping moving.
  • Fixed one issue where Gutter Runner could instantly pounce without windup.
  • Fixed crash that could occur if a bot that was dead (but not yet despawned) looked at a player that disconnected.
  • Fixed a weird transition in 2h hammer/axe when going from push attack back to parry.
  • Fixed ranged weapon trait Barrage sometimes failing to reach max stacks with slow firing weapons.
  • Changed sweep attacks to finish the current sweep when being interrupted by a chained attack. This should solve issues where certain attacks wouldn’t hit enemies just before a new chain action was started.
  • Fixed an issue where a player using a Career Skill and getting grabbed by a Corruptor Sorcerer would get stuck in a static pose.
  • Fixed a situation where Monsters or patrols or Sack Rats could spawn later than intended.
  • Fixed a rare crash caused by Pyromancer Sienna’s activated ability when used during combat.
  • Players should no longer be able to hotjoin underneath a lifting platform, instead the game will put the joining player in play once the party have left the lifting platform.
  • Fixed not being able to give away Incendiary Bombs with the “Defend” keybind when have the gameplay option “Give on defend enabled”.
  • Bardin - Fixed the hammer that was offset from the gun in one of his handgun illusions.
  • Mercenary Kruber - Fixed clipping issue with Kruber’s leg protector whilst wielding the mace & sword.
  • Mercenary Kruber - His left gauntlet no longer clips with his left arm when holding larger objects like barrels or dummies.
  • Huntsman Kruber - Fixed so that the chain action window for reloading matches his reload speed so it doesn’t break the animation during reloads whilst under the effect of his activated ability.
  • Battle Wizard Sienna - Fixed an issue where using a Flamestorm Staff wouldn’t reset Tranquility until the left mouse button was released.
  • Saltzpyre - Brace of Pistols now uses a projectile with a radius, making them hit more reliably.
  • Saltzpyre - Fixed animation transition quirks with his repeating crossbow.
  • Witch Hunter Captain Saltzpyre - Fixed an issue where the critical hit chance buff wouldn’t be refreshed if triggered again before the duration had ended.
  • Kerillian - The dual sword chained heavy attack was missing swing sounds. Now it isn’t!
  • Kerillian - Fixed an issue where her 1h axe would flip around in third person when she jumped.
  • Kerillian - Fixed an issue where she would get stuck in her parry pose in third person with dual daggers.
  • Kerillian - Fixed an issue where she would get stuck her 2h sword idle after performing the heavy stab attack.

UI/UX

  • Fixed a dwarven 2h axe illusion using the wrong icon.
  • Fixed two dwarven Hammer and Shields using the wrong icons.
  • Fixed localization string for shield breaking weapon keyword. Armour piercing and shield breaking was swapped. Should now function properly.
  • Updated keywords for Ubersreik weapons: Axe/Falchion, Dual Hammers and Mace/Sword. Functionally the weapons remain the same:
    • Axe/Falchion has had the keywords changed from Armour Piercing to Crowd Control.
    • Dual Hammers has had the keywords changed from High Damage to Crowd Control. It has also had Armour Piercing changed to Wide Sweeps.
  • Ammo background position now correctly re-align when the window size has been modified.
  • Fixed linebreak issues for talents on certain languages.
  • The HUD should now be correctly hidden when counting down for a mission to start.
  • Adjusted career info window size in hero selection and talent screen to solve text overlapping on certain languages.
  • Fixed so that buff stack counter is hidden when going back to 1 from a higher buff count.

Sound

  • Fixed an issue where overcharge sounds would still be playing after using a Career Skill and having a Talent that clears all overcharge.
  • Fixed an issue where the VO for hitting armour would be played when pushing an armoured enemy.
  • Fixed several cases where sound effects from Career Skills would play in 2D when they should play in 3D, and vice versa. Most notably when bots where using the Skills.
  • Fixed a case where sound effects from Skaven would play in 2D when they should play in 3D.
  • Fixed an issue where blood splatter and hit sounds would be played when pushing a dead enemy.

Balance

  • Dual hammers:
    • Bumped range across the board.
    • Switched diagonal heavies to medium tank profiles, more cleave and stagger.
    • Fixed issues with hit stop anims triggering on the ““leading”” hand weapon on heavy attacks.
    • Increased light chain attack speed slightly (like 15%)."
  • Mace Sword:
    • Bumped range slightly across the board.
    • Tuned heavy damage templates:
    • Lower damage (from 0.3 to 0.225 for mace and from 0.275 to 0.225 for sword) and lower headshot multiplier for sword (from 2.0 to 1.5)."
  • Crowbill:
    • Lowered raw damage on light attacks (from 0.2 to 0.175).
    • Fixed an issue where light attacks used the wrong crit settings (too little damage vs armor, too much vs unarmored and Monsters)."
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Thank you to everyone at Fatshark, you all work hard and keep us all happy! So from myself and the PS4 community (but mainly me XD) thank you for everything

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'twould seem they finally got the approvals boys.

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Hooray, the update’s finally here. :grin:

I’m happy to see that our fellow ratstabbers are getting their patch! I’m just waiting for all of them to lose their minds with excitement over the weekly challenges; every single one has been well worth it.

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Good job, I really appreciate the faster loading times when joining games. The weekly mutator is fantastic. Lobby browser… The wait was worth it. Keep up your great work, thx.

So, where are bonfires for winter event? :fire: Both frames doesn’t require lighting them. I checked at least “Hunger in the dark” and bonfire nowhere to be found.

There are actually a couple other threads on that that are already posted; I’d recommend keeping track of them. If an answer is needed it’ll likely be posted there; otherwise it means that you will need to go look for them. There is word on the wind that some of them have been moved for the console versions.

I’ll need to check but I’m not sure we were able to get the bonfires in (although it seems Fort B seems to have a bonfire present, which would be unintneded. Last I heard there is an additional quest which offers the second frame.

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I w0uld like to say that since i installed the update on my ps4 pro gibs do not show up no decapitations or arms being chopped off please fix it because it is what makes vermintide fun. Are you aware of this? Is This just something local to me? What can i do to fix it?

Very very exciting, thanks FS!!

The game crashes while initially loading into the keep, every time.

My game was doing that earlier, but after a while the game just started working normally again.

since 1.06 the game crashes mid run and for some reason the crash is so bad my ps4 has to be completely restarted. losing legendary because of a crash, then restarting the ps4, then reconnecting the group just to have it happen again makes the game unplayable.

I am happy to finally get some additional support on ps4 but since I have updated I have been having a lot of connecting issues. Be it trying to connect to someone else or someone connecting to me. It all revolves around quick play matches.

I am not getting dbl xp :sweat_smile:

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Same. I assume a hot fix has been done. Fast response from them.

I gotta say the game was more fun Before the patch… i miss the decapitations it did so much i hardly play it now because its not as revarding anymore….

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I bought a 3 months of PS+ on physical voucher card from Wal-Mart last Thursday, I tried to redeem it on my PS4 through PS Store, but it said it is having a error redeeming this. Tried it again on PS Store website on my laptop, this time it said that the code isn’t activated. So I contacted Playstation Omegle Support through Live Chat (I’m deaf, so mind you.), asked them about that situation; so they wanted me to send a email with picture of voucher card, both front and back alongside with Appvalley receipt for proof of purchase. So on that following day, they respond me back and they confirmed that the voucher card isn’t activated, they told me to go back to retailer to confirm to make sure it was activated, so I went back to Wal-Mart yesterday and went to customer service to ask them to confirmed that the voucher card was activated, they said that it was already activated but I was bit perplexed about that; then they called the manager in to take a look at it and I even showed them the email from PS Support on my phone and told them about that. But they said they couldn’t do anything with since it was non-refundable or getting my cash back (really I didn’t asked for this but I already know it was non-refundable anyways), so I tried to redeem the code again on PS Store through PS App on my phone but it still says inactive… So what I am going to do next? Wal-mart says it is activated but PS Store says it isn’t activated… So I don’t know what to do, I just really want to use my 3 months of PS+ on already…

I don’t represent Sony support or Wal-Mart, but perhaps Sony Support could add the time to your account and deactivate the key / card you purchased.

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