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Vermintide II’s new versus mode lets you play as a bunch of absolute binlickers

I've yet to properly express my love of Vermintide II in these hallowed RPS tomes, so let me go right ahead and say it: Fatshark's four player co-op rodent basher is my favourite use of the Warhammer fantasy licence that's not the other one, and is undoubtedly one of the top ten ratmashers of all time.  Now, it looks set to get even squeakier with…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 goes Back To Ubersreik today

Warhammer: Vermintide 2's second chunk of DLC - Back To Ubersreik - is out now, bringing players back to the besieged and rat-infested city from the first game. The heroes were dramatically driven out of town in the first Vermintide's last bit of free DLC, so it should be interesting to see the old stone walls given a fresh lick of paint, and some new rats…

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Vermintide 2 returning to Ubersreik in next DLC

The next DLC for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will call back to the first game, revisiting and reworking three of the cooperative FPS's most popular levels. Back To Ubersreik is its name, and making three old levels "Bigger, better, and crazier!" is its game, according to developers Fatshark. They've only confirmed one level so far, the game-opening Horn Of Magnus where our four ratsmashers have to…

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Play Warhammer: Vermintide 2 for free this weekend

What if Left 4 Dead but rats? See for yourself this weekend, as Warhammer: Vermintide 2 tonight launches a free weekend trial of the full game. Round up three pals (or make awkward small talk with AI-controlled botmates) and go stab, smash, bash, and burn your way through hordes of heathens and ratmen in a slice of the Warhammer Fantasy world. This trial comes shortly…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s first DLC, Shadows Over Bögenhafen, is out now

The bad rats are back again - no, not those ones. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was a lot of grimdark, co-op hack n' slash fun, but some folks have already picked every last scrap of diseased meat from its bones already. Today, it got its first bit of paid DLC - Shadows Over Bögenhafen - adding another two missions to the mix, plus a massive patch…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 adds mod support, more hats

First-person ratbasher Warhammer: Vermintide 2 today blasted its first content update, following a string of patches with fixes and tweaks. Along with officially launching mod support, the update adds new challenges and daily quests to complete for loot, and boshes in loads of hats, skin recolours, and other cosmetic bits. The mod SDK doesn't include a map editor, sadly, but it does let modders fiddle…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gets a big ‘ol optimisation overhaul and squashes many rats bugs

I haven't slain nearly enough rats. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been rotting away in my Steam library recently, but the weeks I spent rat-whacking with some chums a couple of months back were the most fun I've had in co-op in yonks. If you want some objective proof of that, look no further than our recently updated list of the best co-op games. The update…

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Vermintide 2’s latest patch buffs everything & everyone

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was perhaps too hard a game at launch. While certainly thrilling to behold, the number of new parties crushed mercilessly by Bile Trolls was nigh-incomprehensible, and I've seen far too many missions go south in just a few seconds. Several patches to Fatshark's co-op hack n' slasher have improved player survivability, but today's Patch 1.0.5 might be the biggest collection of buffs…

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Feature: Skaven and the dead

Vermintide: taking the torch of Left 4 Dead from its cold, undead hands

I’d wager most folk around these parts devoured Left 4 Dead back in the day, just as I did. Valve’s “28 Days Later with your friends” infected my life for a good year, and a bigger, better sequel one year later only strengthened the disease. But as Valve haven’t really been in the business of making games for a good few years - hopefully, that’s…

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Vermintide 2 mod tools expected in late April

I've barely scratched Warhammer: Vermintide 2 yet myself but if you're hacking through fiendish hordes at an alarming pace and are starting to wonder when the planned mod support might arrive: late April is the current plan. That's what developers Fatshark told cheery RPS fan zine PC Gamer, in a chat which also touched on intent to smooth out some of the game's difficulty spikes,…

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Oh rats! Warhammer: Vermintide 2 released

When visiting a fantasy world, it's important to remember subtle but important cultural differences. To us, "Oh rats!" is an innocent folksy curse. In the world of Warhammer, shout that and you'll rightly be punched in the teeth by a line of people for: 1) causing a panic; 2) reminding them of when the verminous horde of the Horned Rat butchered their ma. Bear this…

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Warhammer: Vermintide downs one more for the road

We may be just two weeks from the release of Warhammer: Vermintide 2, but studio Fatshark are supporting the original game right up until the bitter end. In fact, the latest update for the game adds that bitter end for you to experience first-hand. Released as part of a free update, yesterday's Patch 1.11 adds one final mission to the game, entitled Waylaid, which sets…

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 bringing more co-op action

The 'Left 4 Dead but with ratmen' cooperative first-person action of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide will return with a sequel, developers Fatshark formally announced today. Bearing the shorter, simpler name of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 [official site], it will... do about the same? Fatshark don't have much to say or show right now, holding their secrets back until October. But screenshots show more outdoors-y areas…

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Warhammer Vermintide Free Weekend & New DLC

Poor old Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide [official site], it's a perfectly decent Left 4 Dead-but-with-ratmen, but for me it's now doomed to forever be "the one that looks a bit like Bloodborne but isn't anything quite as transcendent." I am obsessed with Bloodborne now, I'm afraid. I pray it somehow comes to PC so that I can endlessly jabber into your terrified face as…

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Skave Survival: Vermintide’s Last Stand Mode Released

Here's the thing: I recognise that Måns Zelmerlöw's Heroes was probably the best Eurovision song in last year's contest, but it wasn't the best song. Are you, reader dear, listening to Heroes regularly? Exactly. Yet I'm still giving Rhythm Inside by Belgium's Loïc Nottet plenty of play and- oh fine, I'll skip to the point. Fantasy FPS Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide [official site] today…

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Warhammer: Vermintide’s Survival Mode Due In February

Like Left 4 Dead, which so clearly inspired it, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide [official site] is getting a cooperative wave survival mode in a free update. You know, a 'be swarmed by hordes of increasingly tough and numerous monsters' sort of a mode. Developers Fatshark mentioned plans for a survival mode last year, and now have more to say about when it'll launch, what…

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Loot Drop: Warhammer Vermintide Free DLC

Warhammer End Times: Vermintide [official site] is an enjoyable fantasy throwdown, easy to describe as Left 4 Dead with Skaven, but with a loot and upgrade system that brings some RPG trappings to the four-player cooperative vermin extermination. One of the main complaints that I heard repeatedly when playing the game prior to my review related to the game's indiscriminate loot drops. Play as a…

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Survival Mode & New Loot For Warhammer: Vermintide

"Left 4 Dead with ratmen" is how I summarised Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide [official site] when we first heard from it, though after reading Wot Adam Thinks I'd upgrade that to "Left 4 Dead with ratmen and persistent progression and loot." If the last part of that is causing you grief, good news: free 'DLC' next month will bring new items and more control…

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Feature: We're not using the S word

Warhammer End Times – Vermintide review

Left 4 Dead with Skaven. That was surely the elevator pitch for Fatshark's Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide [official site] and the game, now released, hews fairly close to that mash-up. Four players, each taking on the role of a specific character, must fight their way through swarms of Skaven, including special variants, to achieve objectives that vary from one level to the next. At…

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Bloodsports.TV Looks Like Borderlands vs Smash TV

Not every RPG has to be a roguelite now, y'know. Sometimes it's nice to kill and kill and kill without having to overly worry about getting killed. The hyper-violent Bloodsports.TV is the toon-styled sequel to post-apocalyptic Diablolike Krater, whose setting made it catnip to Jim back in 2012, but he came away feeling let down. The unpleasantly-named (at least, if like me, you grew up…

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