Night Falls On Warhammer: Vermintide 2 With Geheimnisnacht Halloween Event

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is tricky enough when you can see the hordes of Skaven and Chaos coming toward you, but from today until Sunday 4th November, it’s Geheimnisnacht in the world of Warhammer. Or to translate that for those of you who don’t speak German, it’s the Night of Mysteries, where the Chaos moon Morrslieb is full in the night’s sky.

So what does that mean? Well, it’s night time in the game, with all levels having been given a night mode makeover, and even your safehouse at The Keep getting very dark. There’s also new portrait frames, a trophy room, and that’s kind of it. It’s a free update, being fed into the game the next time you patch and load it up on PC or Xbox One (where it’s also on Xbox Game Pass) – still no word on when the PS4 version will be arriving.


Here’s the patch notes:

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Patch 1.2.2


  • ‘Night Mode’ enabled for all the Vermintide 2 maps.
  • Event Quest enabled rewarding an event exclusive portrait frame.
  • The Trophy Room is now available.
  • ‘Difficulty Banners’ added to the main keep area.
  • The Keep has been decorated to celebrate Geheimnisnacht.


  • Fixed an issue with Kerillian’s Glaives, where they sometimes would play the wrong sounds, or none at all.
  • Fixed an issue where Kerillian’s voice overs would refer to Sienna, when reviving Bardin. And Saltzpyre’s voice overs would refer to Bardin, when healed by Kruber.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrectly configured voice overs, where lines aimed at Kerillian by Kruber would play, even when Kruber was not in the party. And they showed subtitles as they came from Bardin.
  • Changed Handmaiden Kerillian’s voice over laugh, because it sometimes sounded too much like Sienna’s laughter.
  • Fixed a bug relating to how often story based dialogue played. You’ll now more often, and more consistently hear dialogue between the heroes.
  • Fixed an issue where some dialogues that were only meant to play once per game session would be played twice.

Tobii Eyeytracker

    For those of you playing using the Tobii Eyetracker, this version includes some bug fixes and quality of life updates.

  • Fixed eyetracking features not working when playing the Prologue.
  • Fixed Clean UI not working with the console HUD.
  • Fixed issues where Clean UI did not always fade in or out the HUD elements the player was looking at.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD could get stuck in a semi-visible state of Clean UI was disabled.
  • Fixed an isssue where the Beam Staff would show two beams when having Aim at Gaze and Extended View enabled.

Tweaks & Bugfixes

  • Fixed a broken animation on Bardin’s one-handed charge attacks, which could sometimes get stuck.
  • Fixed several cases where charging Career Skills could cause players to not go into a ledge hanging state on low framerate, and instead die or go out of bounds.
  • Fixed an issue where Mercenary Kruber’s Talent “Inspirational” which increased the temporary health gained from 25 to 40, instead of the intended 45.
  • Fixed an issue with the Trait “Off Balance” where the tooltip was displaying the incorrect values. Updated tooltips new reflect the intended behaviour (20% damage taken for 5 seconds). Note that the functionality has not changed, only the tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue with the trait “Opportunist” where the power level increase was not applied as intended.
  • Fixed an issue with Zealot Saltzpyre’s Passive Ability and talents that give bonuses per 25 health missing where the amount of buffs, and the breakpoints where they activated, would be incorrectly calculated when having boosted max health. Carrying one or more Grimoires will now also be correctly handled. For example; having +20% health (max health 180hp) and no damage taken, and one Grimoire (reducing max health to 126hp) will give two stacks, as 54 health is missing from your total max health. Taking 21 damage (putting current health to 105 health) will activate a third stack, as 75 health is missing from your total max health. This will also allow a health boosted Zealot on very low health to have 6 stacks active instead of 5, as would be the maximum otherwise.
  • Fixed so that Sienna bot no longer does friendly fire with Conflagration Staff’s charged attack.
  • Changed the Overheat effect so it’s not so bright.
  • Fixed an issue where Beam Staffs could trigger on-hit procs on the first damage tick. The beam staff will now correctly begin to trigger procs on the second damage tick for an enemy to prevent being able to sweep through a horde to quickly trigger procs.
  • Fixed a crash when you shield slammed a barrel.
  • Fixed an issue where Bödvarr Ridspreader could get pushed of his platform, plummeting to his death if players used abilities or threw grenades during his monologue.
  • Fixed an issue where the animation to draw bows and aim with crossbows and rifles didn’t get scaled when having an attack speed buff, such as after having drunk a speed potion.
  • Fixed issues where the sound for charging attacks made by bots or other players would be played as if it was the local player charging the attack. Most notable when someone used a Beam Staff.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a player left the game while carrying an explosive barrel.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could crash if a player left the game at the same time as a held torch was removed.
  • Fixed an issue where animation speed could go out of bounds when stacking speed and charge bonuses as Battle Wizard, leading to a crash.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when the Chaos Spawn throws a player.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if a Ratling Gunner bullet hit deep water.
  • Fixed an issue where the bolts from the Repeating Crossbow would clip through the lid of the weapon if the shot was affected by Bounty Hunter Saltzpyre’s talent “Prize Bounty”.
  • Fixed an graphical issue where Crossbows could abort and restart the reload animation if under the effect of an attack speed buff.
  • Fixed so that players only respawn in front of boss doors if it is active or will be activated in the future.
  • Fixed crash that could happen if a player that is pounced by a Gutter Runner disconnects or leaves the game.
  • Fixed Kerillian’s bows not zooming when aiming.
  • Fixed an issue where Saltzpyre would fire the same pistol repeatedly when using the fast shot mode of the brace of pistols, and waited around 0.5 seconds between each shot.

Source: Press release, Steam

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