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Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Fatshark
Release Date: March 8, 2018

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'Warhammer: Vermintide 2' Kicks Off Closed Alpha Test For Its 4v4 Versus Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2024 @ 10:25 a.m. PST

In Warhammer: Vermintide 2 it's time for players to return to the first-person co-op experience with intense melee action.

Set in the dark and grim Warhammer Fantasy world, you must join forces with up to three other players to tackle the endless hordes of enemies. Equipped with a variety of melee and ranged weapons, you and your team are all that stands between utter defeat and victory - and if you fall so will the Empire.

Vermintide 2 is a melee action game pushing the boundaries of the first person co-op genre. The game introduces the dark, bloody and twisted Chaos as an enemy faction.

Other new features include 15 hero careers, new environments, talent trees and the proprietary Heroic Deeds System.

Fatshark launched their first closed alpha test for their new 4v4 player vs player plus enemy game mode.

Vermintide 2: Versus returns with a closed alpha test that allows players their first chance to play in Fatshark’s new PvP+E game mode, with teams featuring the heroes from the beloved Ubersreik Five and Skaven specials.

“One of the things we’ve learned through our years of development is that our players deeply love and care for this game, and we want to learn from them and their feedback during this testing period,” said Erik Ekström, Product Owner on Warhammer: Vermintide 2. “We’re aiming to take a co-creation approach with our players, analyze their feedback, and take that into our development process as lessons learned.”

Versus is an asymmetric 4v4 PvP+E game mode that pits the Ubersreik Five against AI enemies and up to 4 player-controlled Skaven specials. Teams switch sides, competing for points over multiple sections and rounds.

“The Versus game mode is definitely something that players familiar with the genre will recognize,” said Joakim Setterberg, Design Director for Vermintide 2. “We want to honor our predecessor in this space while adding our own unique melee-oriented flair to it that most of our players recognize us for.”

The closed alpha test runs on Steam from February 8 to February 11 for over 10,000 players who signed up for a chance to play during the call for testers signup period.

Key Features:

  • Ruthless 4 Player Co-operative Experience: The combined forces of Chaos and Skaven are merciless, and it will require a co-ordinated team effort to survive their never-ending onslaught.
  • 5 Heroes with 15 Career Paths: Choose between 15 unique careers, each with different appearances, abilities, talents and weapon arsenals to best suit your preferred combat style.
  • Chaos and Skaven Working Together: Skaven and Chaos armies have formed a pact to plunge the world into death and decay, with horrifying specials and bosses.
  • Talent Trees & Progression: Level up, choose between specialized talents for your hero, and excel throughout the game.
  • The Adventure Continues: Explore a wide range of breathtaking new levels set in and around Helmgart, a fortress city protecting the Bretonnian border of the Empire.
  • New Improved Loot System: Be rewarded with relevant loot for the chosen career at the end of each successful mission.
  • Fight Overwhelming Enemy Hordes: Skaven prefer strength in numbers, and with the Chaos at their side the heroes must be prepared to overcome unimaginable odds.
  • Twitch Integration: More information about the Twitch Integration will be presented via a live stream in December.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is currently available for PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PS4.

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