Celebrating 7 years of the co-op ‘Tide game series – from the original Warhammer Vermintide to the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Fatshark has made Warhammer: Vermintide 2 free to download and keep on Steam from 3rd to 7th November.
That gives you a good few days to get to grips with the game before the second part of Fatshark’s anniversary celebrations continue on 8th November. That’s when a free update for Vermintide 2, Trail of Treachery, will release. This is a new snowy adventure mission and the first of a two part series. The second act will follow in 2023.
For fans of co-op games in the vein of Vermintide – a more melee-oriented take on the classic Left 4 Dead template – Vermintide 2 has been exceptionally well supported since its release in 2018. There’s been a bunch of free content additions, with the Chaos Wastes expansion featuring more gameplay areas than the original game, even.
It’s not clear how much longer this content train will continue, with Fatshark close to the release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on 30th November – pre-orders can play early with a beta on 17th November. There will at least be the second level after Trail of Treachery, but you’d expect them to shift resources to keep supporting the Dark Millennium successor. We’ll have to see.
If you are a Vermintide owner, then you’ll get a free Devoted Rejects Pack of cosmetics for Darktide. Anyone that also owns Vermintide 1 or 2 (and presumably this free to keep download counts) will get the free DLC.
Further Reading: Vermintide 2 is still the best Warhammer action game ever
We revisited Vermintide 2 recently and had a fantastic time once again. Jim said:
“Overall, Vermintide 2 offers a brilliant core game bolstered by years of updates, content, and support from its developers. That kind of passion hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Warhammer community, who eagerly await what may be coming next for the series. That said, those hoping to see Vermintide 3 in the near future may have a long wait ahead of them with Fatshark currently focusing its efforts on taking their four player co-op formula to the far future in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The team is no doubt hoping lightning will strike twice as they leave the fantasy world behind for this grimdark sci-fi setting.”
Source: press release