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What are people saying about the Vermintide II beta?
By Sam Jones - 5th Mar 2018Games
We look at how the beta for the first-person action co-op game has been received
This week sees the arrival of Warhammer: Vermintide II, the chaotic first-person action sequel of Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, and Steam PC players have been enjoying the latest beta ahead of the game's release.
A band of brave heroes return to fight the Skaven hordes seen in the first installment, still set within the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world, but a new enemy - the Chaos army - has joined the conflict. Players will witness an onslaught on rodent-like creatures and barbaric Chaos warriors who have united in an attempt to rid their world of any good, for good.
With 15 different heroes to choose from and yet more glorious, brutal weapons to wield, you and fellow players will need to work co-operatively to ensure that you live to fight another day. With a skill tree system, improved loot system and new Heroic Deeds System, heroes will be rewarded with weapons, armor and crafting materials in a whole new way – whilst also dramatically altering enemy composition, level settings, weapon usage and mission objectives.
A number of betas have taken place in February and the beginning of March to give people a glimpse of what to expect come Thursday, as well as provide Fatshark with vital feedback on any potential bugs or recommendations.
What are gamers saying about the beta?
It's fair to say that a vast majority of gamers who have taken part in the betas held so far have been impressed by what they've seen - which is promising for Fatshark as the game launches on Steam PC and console very soon!
Here's what a few beta players have said on social media:
@Ryolnir: "Vermintide 2 is awesome. Nice step up over the previous, really fixed the loot game."
@creativewolfe: "I'm officially in love with Vermintide 2. Thanks @fatsharkgames for robbing me of my sleep, getting through work tomorrow will be nowhere near as fun as your game."
@acrazyhippie69: "@VermintideGame#Vermintide2 this is the greatest weapon i've seen so far, it's so beautiful! Thank you for such a wonderful game!"
@TheOuterHaven: "Warhammer Vermintide 2 was not even remotely on my radar. But after reading a few things about it, I preordered the game. Damn if the beta that came with the game wasn't fun. Got L4D vibes from it and that's freaking great. Can't wait for this to be released. "
Get ready for launch day by pre-ordering your Warhammer: Vermintide II Steam PC key now.