Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the End-Times-flavored Left4Deadbut, is exactly one years old today. That is precisely why the developers at Fatshark have decided to host a free weekend on Steam. Everyone can try the game out for free until some point during Monday. Better get started right away – it weighs around 55GB, so it may take a while. They’ve also released a new patch which fixes a host of bugs and adds a new event level.
Existing players are probably going to be most excited about the new level. It’s called A Quiet Drink, and judging by the foreboding tone in the description, it will be anything but. The devs have also fixed a plethora of problems, like spots where players would get stuck in the level or that one place with the barrel stuck in a perpetual fall. If you’re an existing player, you should check out the changelog.
If you’re a nonexisting player, you could become one. The game’s on sale for the duration of the weekend. It’s 60% off, so you can get it for a fistful of dollars if you like what you see. There are no restrictions for the free weekenders – you can access all of the characters and maps, and if you do buy the game, you’ll keep your progress.
Haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve heard only good things about it. Some have even called it the best coop shooter since Left 4 Dead, and that is pretty high praise. It’s hard to get a good coop shooter these days – everyone is busying themselves with their battle royales and their looter shooters – which makes this all the more impressive. Time to exchange those zombies for some human-sized rats and chaoses, and shotguns for axes and whatever the hell people use to fight off giant rats.