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Log in this Mondstille to Receive Gifts from the Wolf-Father!Dec 8, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes, While the winter in Helmgart may be harsh, this Mondstille brings with it celebration and small gifts! Winter is at its height and the fires of Taal’s Horn Keep blaze bright to ward off the horrors unleashed by the Pactsworn. But this year, something’s different. Small gifts have been left for local villagers at fencepost and hearth. The gift-giver him (or her) self has never been seen, though a wolf-pelted figure is sometimes glimpsed amid the woodland snows. Over the next 24 days, from December 8, 7pm CET/1pm ET/10am PT through December 31, we invite players on all platforms to celebrate Mondstille with us in Taal’s Horn Keep! Throughout this celebration, players can find Lohner waiting for them with gifts for their hard work. Where Lohner obtains these gifts no one knows, but one thing’s for certain; the Ubersreik Five know better than to look a gift wolf in the mouth. https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5d00ba0c96365b000104ac5f/36a7fe2a-5a01-4d39-a562-b725aefbdf85/Vermintide2_GOTWF_SocialPost_1920x1080_DAY00.png?format=2500w Gifts from the Wolf-Father With each visit to the daily rewards found in Lohner’s Emporium, you will be awarded with premium cosmetics, chests, and we’ve even opened the game’s vault to bring back earlier frames that players may have missed out on in previous years (and making a first-time appearance on some platforms)! You can check which gifts you’ll receive prior to logging in each day on Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s social media as well as in the game’s launcher on PC. You can also check back at this post each week to see a new week of rewards revealed. Week 1 https://europe1.discourse-cdn.com/business20/uploads/fatshark/original/3X/b/6/b64dbe9dbb254433cae91781055d2fbefa3bbf84.jpeg Week 2 https://europe1.discourse-cdn.com/business20/uploads/fatshark/original/3X/9/6/9617021418ad74b231c22bea61731b1d1a9177c6.jpeg Week 3 https://europe1.discourse-cdn.com/business20/uploads/fatshark/original/3X/1/a/1a8f64d0cc88b88bc1ae63ce24133a97ed107159.jpeg10 million people grabbed Vermintide 2 while it was freeNov 8, 2022 - PC GamerWith the release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide just weeks away, and the original Vermintide turning seven in October, developer Fatshark has been celebrating with an event called 7 Years of Tide. It began with a Vermintide 2 giveaway, with the co-op fantasy Chaos hunt free to keep from November 3–7 on Steam. As Fatshark boasts in its latest news post, 10 million people claimed a copy during that period, which made the four-year-old tribute to Left 4 Dead bounce back into the top 10 of Steam's most played games by daily players... Read more.A Warm Welcome to 10 Million New Players!Nov 8, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/5daf47471175c1ddc93c273e0e97631eea953252.png Heroes! We're floored by the incredible response to the 7 Years of Tide celebration - welcome all new players! Newcomers: Click below to watch a great community-made tutorial to learn the ropes - and enjoy the free Trail of Treachery DLC, we released today! Patch 4.8.3 - Trail of Treachery FREE DLC live!Nov 8, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/eb4548ef4f3d32ad48264e486aa39e69d0d542b7.png Heroes! A Treacherous Adventure is a free new content update - out now for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 containing the first act out of a two-part adventure. Stay tuned for more to come! In 'Trail of Treachery', it is up to you and your fellow heroes to escort a caravan carrying precious cargo to a village plagued by strange and unusual happenings. Pave the way to Tockstadt and investigate what misfortune has befallen the settlement. Beware of avalanches. A new, snowy adventure begins - Make your way down the precarious mountain path to save the village of Tockstadt, where nothing is quite as it seems. A free update for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - A Treacherous Adventure is a free update to all players for Vermintide 2, and the second act will be available 2023. The first map in a two-part adventure - Trail of Treachery is the first of a two-part adventure map pack available to all owners of Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Together with Part 1 of the free Treacherous Adventure DLC we will be adding new Premium Cosmetics to the in-game store. We hope you’ll find something smart for your favorite hero in the Absent Friends Collection! In total, there’ll be 10 new cosmetics, one hat and one skin for each hero. Patch 4.8 New FREE DLC Map 'Trail of Treachery' is now available! New Premium Cosmetics are available through Lohner's Emporium of Wonders! Fixed various level asset issues in the Chaos Wastes. Fixed a voiceover where Bardin responded with a Saltzpyre voice line. Fixed players losing health when returning through the Skittergate. Fixed an issue where enemies could walk on invisible floors. Fixed a rare crash that could sometimes happen after the Prologue in certain situations. Fixed a skip where cheeky Battle Wizards could teleport to the portal early in the Be'lakor Arena. Ranger's career skill activate sound is now only played on use instead of everytime the player enters invisibility. Fixed explosion kills not being credited correctly. Engineer's +1 penetrations talent now only applies for non-explosive weapon attacks. Detailed UI: Fixed ability cooldown timer not disappearing when cooldown reached 0. Slightly reduced the delay until VO is played for an incoming horde. Hotfix 4.8.1 MID EVENT Added an additional wave to the 1st wave, but made it possible to turn off Wave#1 by pushing the Sleigh forward One set of chaos specials are removed from the mid event Fixed potential soft locking of the cogwheel event END EVENT We tweaked the end event to reduce enemy clutter and give the player more options to complete the events. Fixed a bug where the last wave stopped when you lit the 3rd Urn. Now the wave will continue until Olesya does her spell. This should make the last wave much more intense Trimmed a few seconds off the time you need to be in the circle before Olesya nukes everybody Some delays between waves have been prolonged, to allow the engine to count the enemies, and not stack ...Absent Friends Premium Cosmetics CollectionNov 8, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes, Together with Part 1 of the free Treacherous Adventure DLC we will be adding new Premium Cosmetics to the in-game store. We hope you’ll find something smart for your favorite hero in the Absent Friends Collection! In total, there’ll be 10 new cosmetics, one hat and one skin for each hero. The cosmetics will be available in bundles (PC/Xbox/PS4) and as separate items (PC). Coming to PC November 8 and on console we’re aiming for December, shortly after Darktide’s release. The Absent Friends premium cosmetics collection includes: RELENTLESS REIKLANDER Practical and cost effective attire for a roving bounty hunter. Career: Bounty Hunter Candlelight Helm Jury-rigged miner's helm. More notable for its practicality than its functionality. Reikland Rover This garb has a decidedly Bretonnian cut to its cloth, though an Imperial bounty hunter would surely never don such an outfit. BURNING SOUL A wizard can conjure the flame for only so long before succumbing to its embrace. Career: Unchained Flame Within Naught kindles a flame like the soul of its conjurer ... but once it takes root, beware. Maven's Cindergarb Raiment This gown has clearly been too close to a flame ... but did that flame burn without, or within? KNIGHT OF THE BLAZING SUN Glorious raiment worn by a preceptor of the Blazing Sun. Forever a beacon of light and hope. Career: Foot Knight Myrmidia's Gaze Not an easy stare to meet. But don't blink - you might lose your head. Armour of the Blazing Sun Full plate blessed by the goddess Myrmidia, and thus dedicated to the cause of justice. RAMBLING RANGER Who can say the last time this wandering dawi last graced the doors of his hold? Career: Ranger Veteran Ranger's Tattered Patch This item has seen better days - much like the unfortunate who has donned it. Ranger's Wilds-Worn Garb Well-loved and now, alas, approaching the end of its days, this armour will still serve in a pinch. WILD HEATH WARDEN Cursed armour from distant Naggaroth. The previous owner hasn't a use for it any longer. Career: Shade Drakira’s Grin Mask of a Naggarothi corsair. Not the most practical of garb, but you'll linger in folks' memories for a fair old while. Dreadguard’s Mantle Intimidating armour worn by a favourite of Malekith's court - a position that seldom offers longevity. New to Vermintide? Come check our Community Stream!Nov 5, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/272fb79e57b4d914f3235fc1c981bd2fcb4165c1.png Heroes! Community Legend Ishka and a crew of veterans are hosting a newcomer stream right now! Learn the ropes from the best! https://www.twitch.tv/fatsharkgames Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is free to keep on Steam for the next few daysNov 4, 2022 - VG247If you've been sitting on the fence regarding Fatshark's Warhammer: Vermintide 2, hop off the fence and go grab it off Steam - because it's free. Now through November 7, you can download and keep the rather popular game for the rest of your days. Since its release in 2018, the game has been updated frequently and received several free content additions. The popular Chaos Wastes expansion alone features a larger gameplay area than the original game. Read more Join the 7 Years of Tide giveawayNov 4, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes! Seize the opportunity to win some cool stuff - click here to join the giveaway! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/217be6e3d5d1d109b19fc4b8200c6de6272253f6.pngWarhammer: Vermintide 2 is free to keep from Steam over the weekendNov 4, 2022 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDevs Fatshark are making their co-op fantasy action game Warhamer: Vermintide 2 permanently free to keep if you grab it on Steam by November 7th. The freebie is part of a month-long 7 Years Of ‘Tide celebration marking the release of the original Vermintide, and finishing up with the launch of Fatshark’s Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on November 30th. There’s also a free update coming to Vermintide 2, Trail Of Treachery, on November 8th. You can watch the trailer for that below. Read more You can grab Warhammer: Vermintide 2 free and for keeps on SteamNov 3, 2022 - PC GamerIt's the 7th anniversary of Fatshark's "gleefully gory" multiplayer shooter Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and to celebrate the big birthday the studio is giving the game away... Read more.Free games: Vermintide 2 is yours to keep for a limited timeNov 3, 2022 - PCGamesNThe deals just don't get sweeter than this: Fatshark's excellent co-op game Vermintide 2 is a free game, yours to keep forever, for a limited time. From November 3-4, you can get a free copy of Vermintide 2, putting yourself into the shoes of the Ubersreik Five - a team of surly Warhammer badasses with a rat problem they just can never seem to shake. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Vermintide 2 Chaos Wastes expand with free Be'lakor update Vermintide 2's patch adds new features inspired by mods Vermintide 2's annual pub crawl is on A Trail of Treachery Releases November 8!Nov 3, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes! Today we are super excited to reveal to you the newest content update for Vermintide 2, releasing November 8. A Trail of Treachery is a free new content update containing the first mission out of a two-part Treacherous Adventure. Trail of Treachery In Trail of Treachery, it is up to you and your fellow heroes to escort a caravan carrying precious cargo to a village plagued by strange and unusual happenings. Pave the way to Tockstadt and investigate what misfortune has befallen the settlement. Beware of avalanches. A new, snowy adventure begins - Make your way down the precarious mountain path to save the village of Tockstadt, where nothing is quite as it seems. A free update for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - A Treacherous Adventure is a free update to all players for Vermintide 2. The first map in a two-part adventure - Trail of Treachery is the first of a two-part adventure map pack. The second act will be available in 2023 Patch Notes: 4.8 With the new content update sees the release of Patch 4.8 Fixed various level asset issues in the Chaos Wastes. Fixed a voiceover where Bardin responded with a Saltzpyre voice line. Fixed players losing health when returning through the Skittergate. Fixed an issue where enemies could walk on invisible floors. Fixed a rare crash that could sometimes happen after the Prologue in certain situations. Fixed a skip where cheeky Battle Wizards could teleport to the portal early in the Be'lakor Arena. Ranger's career skill activate sound is now only played on use instead of everytime the player enters invisibility. Fixed explosion kills not being credited correctly. Engineer's +1 penetrations talent now only applies for non-explosive weapon attacks. Detailed UI: Fixed ability cooldown timer not disappearing when cooldown reached 0. Slightly reduced the delay until VO is played for an incoming horde. 7 years of TideNov 3, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes! November 30th marks the release of our next game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, an intensely brutal cooperative game set in the Warhammer 40,000 world. This release will be the 3rd installment of “Tide” releases over the past 7 years and adds to the already critically acclaimed Vermintide series. Throughout November, leading up to the release of Darktide, we'll host activities and updates to celebrate its launch. This includes a free copy of Vermintide 2*, a free update to Vermintide 2 (Trail of Treachery DLC), access to play Darktide early for pre-order players, and a free download of the Devoted Rejects DLC for all Vermintide 1 or 2 players who jump in and play Darktide. For all the information on the promotions and events, please visit the dedicated space on Steam celebrating '7 Years of Tide': https://store.steampowered.com/sale/vermintide2giveaway For the best viewing experience, visit this page on your PC *Vermintide 2 is available for free from November 3rd-7th as part of a Free to Keep offer on Steam Geheimnisnacht is live now!Oct 26, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes, the most ill-omened night of the year is upon us! Between October 26 - November 6, Geheimnisnacht returns to Vermintide 2 on all platforms. Remember to visit a ritual site, collect the Skull of Blosphoros, and survive the remainder of the mission(s) in order to earn new time-limited rewards. All players playing during Geheimnisnacht will also earn Double XP! Patch 4.7.3 released for PC earlier this week is a 'remaster' patch, which results in a larger download size (~43.1 GB) whilst ultimately saving around ~25 GB on disk after the update is complete {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/a2e92d5596a268b48ece47f41c50e17016a90fdb.png Disrupt the ritual and secure the Skull of Blosphoros for an extra challenge. Select your courier with caution as there is no second chance of picking up the Skull during that mission once it has been lost. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/9ee41d9f667fd2d23380bd9c93ef9f671558a3bd.png While traversing the Reikland, you might encounter Nurglings. They're known to cause mischief, giggle, and rarely come in small numbers. Hopefully, they scatter quickly! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/16b12ec64fe1480ea7730b438c09d588d35a4c54.png During Geheimnisnacht you can earn new unique time-limited rewards by completing the themed quests. New weapon illusions and portrait frames are awaiting those brave enough to complete the challenge. 4.7.3 Patch Notes Keybindings can now be bound to up to two different buttons. Keybindings can now be cleared by right-clicking them. A single key can now be bound to several actions (eg. R for reload and weapon special). Chaos Wastes mission modifiers should no longer display #NAME?. Fixed an issue causing bright light exposure when multiple mutators were active at once. Fixed a lighting issue that could occur when night mode or the darkness mutator was active. Fixed an issue where cosmetics would occasionally appear to be missing. Fixed an issue where Sienna's (Battle Wizard) 'Fire Trail' would deal more damage than intended Fixed various crashes. COMMUNITY CHARITY EVENT COMPLETED!Sep 14, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes! The Onslaught Tournament Series hosted their first charity event in collaboration with Fatshark Games the past two weekends, and you all turned out in force to help the world's most endangered species suffering from fires, floods, deforestation, even poaching. Thank you for contributing and being part of this event. You make a difference! All hats for donors and participants have been delivered to all accounts now. If you donated or participated in this event and have not received your hat yet, please contact community manager Aqshy. In the words from the community event host, Ishka: Our first donation made during the event was for $4,279 and our second donation at $310, bringing it to a total of $4589! Both donation receipts can be found in this Steam post, below! Your dedication, passion, and desire to Vermintide and the Community itself is only matched by your generosity in both the funds raised and your time spent in this Onslaught Series event! We should all feel very proud of who we are and that together we can celebrate what we love and create a positive impactful difference in the lives of endangered animals at the same time. https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/567840735647498250/1019252522927534111/IFAW_First_Donation.png https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/567840735647498250/1019252523158216844/IFAW_Second_Donation.png Thank you all for coming out in force for this event, and we'll see you all next time! COMMUNITY CHARITY COLLABORATION: Donate or Participate for a Crown of PurityAug 19, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes! The Onslaught Tournament Series is back yet again! As of August 14, 2022: Sign-up period has started and will last until 1st of September, 10 AM UTC for Tier 1/2 and until 8th of September, 10 AM UTC for Tier 3/4. Maps will be announced on the 20th of August and practice period starts for all tiers until their respective tournament days. Sign-ups are to be done on the Onslaught Series discord. All tournament rules and details will also be found here. Click here to sign up in the Discord and to find donation instructions! Charity: This season is going to double as a charity event, all donations are optional and all proceeds from the weekends will go to The International Fund for Animal Welfare. Fatshark as a studio is collaborating with the community in this event by offering the Crown of Purity hat as a reward for donating and/or playing; all participants and donators will be eligible to receive this cosmetic. The donation link and donation instructions are provided in the discord. Fatshark will not be receiving any financial compensation from the donations, and donations are put 100% towards IFAW and are handled by the community. Please contact community hero Ishka for transparency documentation and final donation statements. The donation will completed live on stream September 11 at https://www.twitch.tv/fightthetide and an invoice statement will be posted in a Steam announcement following the tourney. Click here to check out the community-run donation tracker!* *You will need to copy and paste the link in your browser due to Steam's filter settings (it's a Google sheet). Fatshark will distribute cosmetics to participants and donors September 12th after the event ends. Fatshark will also need to receive your Steam ID in order to distribute the hat into your Vermintide 2 account. This information will be deleted September 15th in order to comply with GDPR. Format Changes: This time around, the format will be handled a bit differently and will have 4 Tiers of play and 2 full game weekends. C1 is back as Tier 1 and Dutch Spicy is now Tier 4. In addition to this, after receiving much feedback, the No Beastmen mod is going to be enabled/mandatory for this tournament. The Tourney Rebalance mod is still required for all participants. All relevant links and information is available on the discord. Schedule: Tier 1 (Cata 1 Deathwish Onslaught) games: 3rd of September, 4 PM - 7 PM UTC Tier 2 (Cata 3 Deathwish Onslaught) games: 4th of September, 4 PM - 7 PM UTC Tier 3 (Cata 3 Deathwish Onslaught+) games: 10th of September, 4 PM - 7 PM UTC Tier 4 (Cata 3 Deathwish Dutch Spice) games: 11th of September, 4 PM - 7 PM UTC Prizes: There's also a prize pool accrued by the tournament organisers, community heroes, and Fatshark Games, up for grabs by the winners and runner-ups for each respective tier, and include games, GW Store giftcards, VT2 merch, Steam gift cards, and the coveted Eternal Serpent frame. Once again, as usual, there will be a shoutcast on...New Modded Community TournamentAug 8, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome to Vermintide Modded Tournaments: Rebalance Fellow rat slayers! The VT Modded Community Disord is organising a tournament. Alongside Deathwish and Onslaught, this tournament will be played with Class Balance; a rebalance mod which brings extensive and fun changes to a lot of weapons, talents and careers in general. This tournament will take place on August 13th and 14th and will feature the following difficulty tiers: • Tier 1: Cata1 DWONS • Tier 2: Cata3 DWONS • Tier 3: Cata3 DWONS+ (players can opt to upgrade maps to OnslaughtSquared to earn more points) Sign up in the Discord here! Class Balance: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2503948895 Changelog: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhhqHS6knl4caXR-UA_ZQYz-MxkEA8Mz-C36PD3KQnk Follow all the action live on Twitch: The Tournament will be shoutcasted by the one and only Ishka! And finally, the following prizes are up for grabs, courtesy of Fatshark: Tier 1: • 4 premium cosmetics (free picks) Tier 2: • 4 premium cosmetics (free picks) • 4 t-shirts (picked from official merchandise) Tier 3: • 4 The Eternal Serpent portrait frames • 4 hoodies (picked from official merchandise) Good luck, and may the best rat slayer win!Be'lakor is live now!Jun 14, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHeroes, Today we are super excited to share the new Chaos Wastes update with you. Be’lakor is live now across all platforms! This free update contains the new Be’lakor presence in the Chaos Wastes game mode along with fixes and tweaks. Together with this update, new Premium Cosmetics are available in Lohner's Emporium of Wonders. Below you will find more information about the new update. Be’lakor is a master of terror and illusion ... the first mortal to rise to the exalted rank of Daemon Prince. Disowned by the very gods he once worshipped, he has spent millennia searching for the power to challenge them directly. With the balance in the Realm of Chaos upset by our Ubersreik five, he might just finally have found his opportunity ... BE’LAKOR IN CHAOS WASTES Be’lakor will be a new presence in the Chaos Wastes. Players will come across levels influenced by Be’lakor while playing expeditions. Learn more here! NEW PREMIUM COSMETICS Check out the new Premium Cosmetics available now in Lohner's Emporium of Wonders. Click here to view them! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/072c7ea356ed7a88854d827d2bda232273c5d16e.png 4.7 PATCH NOTES Read the Patch Notes for the 4.7 to learn all of the details of today’s patch. Click here to read the full Patch Notes.Challenge Complete & Patch 4.7.2 Notes & Hotfix (Updated June 30)Jun 13, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHotfix 4.7.2 (June 30) XP should now be rewarded for failed adventure missions Made the Favorite and Equipped icons behave again Fixed a crash caused by throwing grenades with Endless Bombs boon active in Chaos Wastes Hotfix 4.7.1 (June 16) Fixed a crash when selecting mission with old UI. Fixed Beam Staff not zooming in and not applying dot on 4th damage tick like intended. Fixed a crash caused by a rounding error in the crit system. This particularly affected Engineers in the Chaos Wastes. Fixed a bug where the Campaign gamemode option would be missing from the lobby browser filters on the legacy UI. Fixed an issue where enemies could still spawn after the destructive finale within the Be'lakor arena. Fixed a faulty description for Ptras Protection. Fixed an issue where Chaos Wastes weapon traits were visible in weapon/craft menus for adventure mode for the Moonfire bow (they weren't obtainable though). Reduced the amount and size of waves of Standard Bearers and Bestigors on the Beastman Chest of Trials challenge. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/80ce0bd4b3f850cf96b61a8cd4558c460f3fa097.png Heroes, Congratulations! You completed the Skulls Challenge and earned yourselves a brand new Portrait Frame! The Skull Taker portrait frame will be in your inventory upon logging in! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/3049843bf7cd6e5f6e74ffc86eb34f4a31875a15.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/30503110/21f77f7101e3be22311fdf2229e57c0f8a4a1362.png Tomorrow patch 4.7 is going live. The free update contains the new presence to Chaos Wastes -- Be’lakor! Together with Be’lakor there will also be some fixes and tweaks, as well as new Premium Cosmetics available on PC and Xbox. The Premium Cosmetics will be available on PS4 on June 17th. Below you will find the patch notes for Patch 4.7. Patch 4.7 Known Issues Eldrazor's Revenge' boon is improperly named 'Smednir's Wealth'. The gifts these boons provide are unaffected. Spamming re-rolls in the Keep can lead to lobby instability or cause backend errors. Beam Staff incorrectly no longer zooms and no longer applies a DOT with the beam. The game will crash when selecting a map on the legacy UI. When using the legacy UI, the 'Campaign' selection is missing from the Lobby Browser filters. 'Favourite' status on items is being reset after re-launching Vermintide 2. New Additions Be’lakor will be a new presence in the Chaos Wastes. Players will come across levels influenced by Be’lakor while playing expeditions. Two new curses: Shadow Skulls: Vicious skulls spawn out of thin air. Shadows Totems: Totems around the level will keep spawning enemies. New area: Temple of Shadows: Destroy the Shadow Locus to reveal the location of the Temple of Shadows on Holseher’s map.Inside the temple players will be challenged to fight multiple Shadow Lieutenants. Destroying their loci will result in weakening Be’lakor’s influence, ultimately destroying his statue to sever his connection to the expedition. Surviving the Temple of Shadows rewards players with vetera...Xbox Free Play Days - Warhammer: Chaosbane, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Warhammer 40,000: MechanicusJun 2, 2022 - VG247Xbox users can play three Warhammer games for free this weekend. The games are Warhammer: Chaosbane, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. You can play all three from today through Sunday, June 5. Read more Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Debuts at #4 on Steam with Almost Three Times the Players of the OriginalMar 14, 2018 - GitHypWith a new Warhammer game being released every other month, 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide flew under most gamers’ radars. But that hasn’t been the case with Vermintide 2, which just debuted as Steam’s #4 most played game this week. Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s launch set a new record for the series with an impressive peak of 73k players on Sunday. Stacking up almost three times the players, the ultra-violent sequel slaughtered End Times’ peak of 25k players that placed the original at #47 on Steam almost three years ago. [caption id="attachment_336717" align="aligncenter" width="770"] Warhammer: Vermintide 2's Concurrent Players on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] Aside from all the improvements made by developers, the sequel’s success has also been due in large part to its growth in viewership on Twitch. The devs themselves took to the popular streaming service to promote the game’s launch and other popular broadcasters helped push Vermintide 2 to #3 on Twitch. And so far, the sequel has already been viewed 4.09 million times on Twitch compared to the original’s total of 1.62 million views. Interest on Twitch has already begun to significantly die down, so it’ll be interesting to see how Vermintide 2 fares in its second week on Steam. The sequel isn’t likely to see its player base explode in growth much more than it already has, but still, for a franchise that most gamers have never heard of, debuting at #4 is a huge victory for the team at Fatshark Games and a sign of even bigger things to come.