An Introduction to Vermintide 2

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When making a sequel, you will eventually have to answer the question of how much to add and what to keep from the first game. Some improvements were easy to decide upon. More content being the most obvious one. The Warhammer world is immense and multifaceted and we have still only scratched the surface of all the places and creatures you may encounter in it. Other improvements we knew we wanted were better bot and enemy AI, better network code, offline mode, volumetric rendering and new weapons, to just name a few.

Vermintide 2 Xbox Screenshot

But we also knew that we had to keep some things from the first game. We chose to stick with the characters from the first game, as we felt they really connected with our audience. The story of our dysfunctional band of heroes had not been fully told. This bickering bunch of misfits simply had to stay for the sequel. For Vermintide 2, however, we gave you as a player more options for them as you are now able to choose career path and use passive and active abilities, unique for every character.

But some decisions were trickier – how much should we meddle with the controls? Or the core combat? The UI? Many of you are passionate players who have spent hundreds or even thousands of hours in this game – would you appreciate the changes? That has been a recurring question during our dev meetings and not one that is easily answered. That is why we need your feedback so we’re inviting you to sign up for the Vermintide 2 beta and make your voice heard.

Vermintide 2 Xbox Screenshot

Warhammer has a very dark, gritty and visceral lore. It is a game world which shines when you have enough hardware power to do the visuals and audio justice. The Xbox One X version has allowed us to set the bar for the visual content even higher, something you will notice when you explore the burning streets of Ussingen, readying yourself for the incoming charge of a Chaos Spawn. You can see some of the improvements through our recently released patch for Vermintide, making the game Xbox One X Enhanced with 4K textures, better AA, improved frame rate and much more.

Thanks for playing and caring!

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